This is the current progress of the do-over. I found out two important things while working on it.
Two: The was no avoiding cutting and tieing the thread on the long connecting chains. I didn't use the Balance Double Stitch this time because it was just a test tat. And as a result the chains are wobbly. I will have to block it because of the chains. I did the long chains first then encaspulated the ends into the border. This is where I had to unpick my work a few times. I kept confusing the joins in the center.
I suppose I could have just split chained it back to keep it continous, but that was so much extra work. The scissors just seemed the lesser evil. LOL...
Unfortunately the beads aren't clear in the dozens of pictures I took of it. Then I remembered to change the ISO of the camera and got this shot: