And then two pieces of inspiration hit.
First of all this from Beryl Taylor ( a new one to me but she is clearly well known in the textile arts world).
So I auditioned some beads.
And I found some redundant reading book pages.
Actually, that's not strictly true. The pages were from some freebie publications the Guardian Newspaper gave away a couple of years ago ( I always knew they would come in useful).
These I coloured with some Distress Inks, and cut into tiny tiles.
Stuck down onto the page, and now awaiting the final bead embellishments.