I was looking at my stash and saw that I had a single strand of red bicones. I counted them - 80. 80 isn't enough for a lot of things, but it is enough for a tennis bracelet. I thought I would try it with the crystal iris beads instead of gold ones, and found that since the gold ones are a little smaller than the crystal iris ones (11/0 instead of 10/0 - if you are a beader, you know what that means), I wasn't using as many bicones as I thought, and wove my row with only 36 red bicones, leaving me with enough for another bracelet. As I was weaving, though, it occurred to me that the button I was planning on using was a little wide for the bracelet - could I make the bracelet twice as wide?
It's kind of funny - I spent over 25 bucks at the bead expo just on fancy toggle clasps, and now my new favorite way to close a bracelet is a button.