Darn you Cadbury

For bringing out those sweet little chocolate bird eggs again!

Every. Single. Year!

O.k. so now that’s out I’ll move on to the blog post.

Whilst I eat my chocolate eggs.

And put on the pounds as I do so.

I don’t eat a lot of sweets, but for some reason those little eggs are the best.

I think they put drugs in them.

I’ve been making rings.

I don’t usually make them because I never know what size will sell. In fact I’ve only ever made two or three of them before.


They’ve been on my mind for a long time now, like a year, and usually when that happens for that long I just know that I’m going to be making not just one ring, but a whole bunch of them when the flood gates open.

It happened before with my first cabochon so I know.

It took me a long while thinking about it before I set my first stone, but when I finally did I think I had already sorted everything out in my head already and it was like I’d been making them for ever.

I couldn’t stop.

Bit obsessive that way.

So, I had these little larimars


O.K. and an amethyst…

and thought I’d make another bracelet like the one before.


But then I didn’t.

I knew I wasn’t going to even though I was going through the bracelet motions.

I tried to fight it, I did.

I thought, O.K., just one ring then.


You’ll enjoy it. It’ll be done. You can move on.

The other two can still make a bracelet.

Or two bracelets…

But nope.

One thing led to another,


And then there were three.


So I will take these to the art show and that way people can try them on rather than me getting the sizes wrong in the descriptions.

I have a gauge, but I’ll see how it goes.

I wasn’t so sure at first, but I’m beginning to really like larimar. Quite a pretty blue.

Next up I made some little lovelies.


Which I seem to have photographed out of focus.


And have decided to make some more of these to take to the art show also.

Right now I’m having a little trouble typing this as Spud has decided that my fingers taste remarkably delicious.


Told you the eggs had drugs in them


Probably cat nip.

In more exciting news I finally worked out how to use the dreaded mitre-cutting vise.


O.K. so I didn’t figure out how to use it as that was pretty simple, but I figured out how to make it work for me.

It’s still touch and go, but it’s progress…


I don’t know if any of you have one of these little beauts, but I’ve always found it irritating.

The top screws would never screw down evenly and it was all just fiddly and annoying.

Eventually I just forced the screws all the way, and lo!, that seemed to do it.

Now I think I was just being too timid with it.

Don’t really know.

I wasn’t ever going to touch it again. I’d put it into a drawer, right at the back so I wouldn’t have to think about it. It just irritated me that much,

Everyone who ever wrote about the thing would say how great it was. Their favourite tool. Couldn’t do without it. etc., etc.. And there I was wondering what planet they were from and if I could get a trip there.


But then someone asked me to make something I’d made once before which had a tube setting and I decided to give it another go.


It’s like I’ve passed some kind of initiation or something.

I’ll leave you with Spud after her chocolate egg overdose.


Look at that. Completely glazed over.

Cadbury’s you have a lot to answer for…

6 thoughts on “Darn you Cadbury

  1. Sandy

    Really nice work and really funny narration. Love Spud!

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      I love Spud too 🙂

  2. I’m glad you had fun with rings, but it’s that bracelet I still can’t take my eyes off of! The “undercurrents” (or whatever they are) in larimar is what I like about it. The contours of that last piece are really striking, too. I wonder if you, too, are looking like Spud by now…. 😉 Hope Cadbury won’t put you out of commission!

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      It is my duty to eat every last egg to save others from the same fate as Spud.

  3. Anonymous

    Always a pleasure to read. Consistently wonderful work. I admire your serendipitous style. You had me at Cadbury! Once the confectionary buzz has passed, I’d love to hear more about how you like to use the miter. I definitely have a love/ hate relationship. I am always wondering why the elevated praise? Just what is it that I am missing? I just saw the Cadbury Bunny on Constitution Ave.

    • coldfeetstudioblog

      Man he gets around!

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