It didn't work.
I had the right size core bead and the right size seed beads and it simply did not work. Even decreasing a bunch did not help. The netting was just too sloppy and after backing out and going forward only to back out again, I give up! It does however have me entertaining other ideas for this beaded bead using a 14mm core bead and size 15 seed beads over that. So Week four is going to be the exploration of what happens when the project I picked simply did not work.
I'm gonna start on that as soon as I finish the tassels on a lariat.
I am keeping the color I think though. It needs to be snug before I can embellish it.