Meanwhile I have been experimenting with water-soluble film. This piece involved stitching on a piece of organza sandwiched between two layers of film, then adding the edge triangles free-hand to link to the first stitching worked. The beads (they are there honestly!) were added by hand, then I washed the film away and pinned the piece out to dry overnight. This could easily be developed into a cuff bracelet.
I will be away from my PC for the next few days preparing for our Open Day at the shop, so don't forget if anyone would like to meet Gina (or me!) you will be very welcome to come along on Saturday between 10 and 4. More details at http://http://www.artandstitch.co.uk/workshops.html and http://www.ginaferrari.blogspot.com.