Collage of Arts + Letters: Brooch

I think the Mother-of-Pearl brooch is from a Lord of the Rings collection, so not exactly my style, but it has remained safely locked away in my jewelry box along with memories of a different time. Rhona and I have been friends since our Freshman years of high school. We keep in touch sporadically (at best) but still exchange gifts on various holidays. Friendships based on receiving presents in the mail is full of surprises.