I finally got the supplies to make a new thread patterned bangle. I used Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton Size 10 in Ocean as the thread and Toho transparent crystal size 8/0 seed beads. I like the pattern this created with the multi-colors. Available on my Etsy site.
Next time I need to choose a different set of variegated perle cotton thread so there isn't so much white, but I love the look of the changing colors underneath the clear size 8/o Toho seed beads. The beads give the bangle a texture and weight and shape that the thread itself doesn't have. Available at my Etsy site.