I had an email last week from Beads Direct about some new "snowflake" spacer beads in various colours. Oh WOW! I just had to buy them.
I had a little play with the white and purple. I alternated the beads, and it almost looks like a kumihino bracelet. I added a couple of pearls and a purple hematite, and the whole thing is just threaded on elastic. Simples! Good cheat if you can't manage beaded kumihino bracelets!