The more I looked at the center of the pink flower from yesterday, the more it felt wrong.
So I removed the woven center ring and the 4 briolettes, replaced with 3mm silver clipped cube beads woven into the armature (just like the tutorial), tied several amethyst chips, rose quartz, and glass briolettes into a bundle, then attached the bundle to the flower (as the center of this flower). Here's the updated version; better, don't you think?
More views here.
btw, I saved the original center ring; there's got to be something I can make out of this ...