.......and the beading continues
Nope...this isn't the answer....the beads are too close together and the big ole' circle of them is blaaaaa.
They were removed!! Now using both seed beads and bugles beads stitched further apart, I plan to swirl the lines to connect the sections. Naturally, this is taking up my evenings nicely with all the stitching and unstitching I'm doing....but I think I'm getting there.
Check back to see the results.