Very pretty. I have some iolites that I haven't done anything with yet. They would look pretty with pearls but the drillholes are so small that I then have to use beading wire. I prefer Beaders secret.
What fun new sets, Linda! I do love quartz and white topaz faceted beads ~ they seem to have the perfect amount of sparkle to compliment pearls and mother of pearl, well done! Your orchid sweater is perfect with the abalone.