Every year the First United Methodist Church of Tulsa has one (and only one) fundraiser for youth missions, called the Birthday Banquet. Twelve adult Sunday School classes compete to decorate the best birthday cake, there’s a live auction, a silent auction, and a baked goods sale. The coordinator for the event asked if I would be willing to donate a piece for the silent auction, so I contributed a pair of faux suede earrings and the pearl ring below.
Peach and mauve freshwater pearls on a sterling silver adjustable base. Retail value $46.