Here is what evolved - a mix of silver, Czech glass, Howlite and a splash of red.
Howlite (included in 4 of the earrings above) is mostly seen as a white to grey gemstone with grey, brown or black veins but looks like Turquoise when dyed blue - as the pattern of veins are similar in each stone.
Howlite is apparently known as a very calming stone and also evokes creativity. Have to admit I adore Howlite ... and to me it means summer and warmth.
As it is only 15-16 degrees today... I eagerly await a warm Sydney summer.