Going with another way of using the base and how to attach. I added a soldered ring to change this base into a necklace. While I was attaching the ring, I noticed how to attach a pin. So now I can make a regular flower with a stem, a hanging pendant, and a pin.
I took alot of photos so I'll make a tutorial next week for those wanting the pattern. I just got a promotion at work and it has taken over the majority of my days for now.