So I decided to go back to what I'd originally wanted to do and add a clasp on!
Ribbon clamps in multiple sizes
I didn't have any glue, so I improvised with tape!
Snipped off the end just past the tape
found the right size clamp
and, well, clamped it!
This side was a little bit bigger... not something I'd anticipated!
but the next size up was too big...
I ended up squeezing that end in to the slightly smaller one and clamping it nice and tight.
So now I have my bracelet with clamps, jump rings, a lobster clasp, and a small pair of pliers to finish the job!
Since my pliers were small, I put them inside the ring and gently opened it up
Because the bracelet was long enough to go around my wrist, I only put a couple of jump rings on
Then I used one jump ring to put the lobster clasp on and...
Voila! Removable friendship bracelet!