Things have become rather hectic since September. AP and I made another trip back to Michigan to attend a family wedding in October and getting a Brit over to the U.S. when the borders were still closed to UK citizens was no easy feat but we did it and we lived to tell about it.

The trip was to attend the marriage of my (great) niece – and what a beautiful and happy day it was!

Here’s another story about that wedding: a few years ago I kind of accidentally became an ordained minister via the internet (it’s very easy, like, push a button easy) and it just so happens that the state of Michigan accepts online ordinations as officiants for weddings. So, my lovely niece asked me to officiate and I did! And that’s something I never thought I’d do in my whole life — but there we are.

We returned from Michigan in mid-November and because the holiday season is upon us, things have been busier than usual. Below are a few pieces that I’ve made since coming back:

The rings are made from this beautiful chunky silver wire that I’ve recently discovered and it really lends itself well with the size of the cabochons. The glass beads were handmade by my friend and fellow jeweller, Suzan, who is also a fused glass artist. (Thanks Suzan!)

For whatever reason, I find it difficult to post regularly and I’m always shocked by how quickly the days pass. However, I just wanted to pop in to say hello and to wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday — and a happy New Year. I’ll be back in 2022!

3 thoughts on “December

  1. I was wondering how you got into the U.S. when the borders were closed, but I didn’t want to draw attention to that fact at the time. Apparently you are adept at avoiding detection at the border. Possibly you used the route that rum runners used in the 1920s. Small boat down Lake Michigan at night?

    1. Ahh… no need for the rum runners route. British citizens who are married to U.S. citizens and have a good reason (family matters) for travelling were allowed to come in. We had to show our original marriage certificate, though, and wait for the U.S. to grant entrance via a wonky email system. We squeaked through.

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