After a lot of sampling I have decided to quilt the background with small lozenges of stitching to break-up the background and continue the theme of little jewelled pieces. I may, if I have time, add beads to each of the shapes, but it can stand without them if time runs out!
Now I have to tackle the border and its very tiny patches - more trials to do before that it is resolved! I must try to have a clearer vision of the completed piece before I start the next piece!!