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Topic: Sushi to go... calorie light, but image heavy!  (Read 9901 times)
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« on: March 09, 2012 05:20:48 AM »

Not jewelry, not quite a trinket (to wear at least), but very definitely beaded!

I made these recently for the 100 things about me swap, Round 3.  My partner listed sushi as one of her 100 things and this project has been on my backburner for awhile, and the swap was a perfect opportunity to make this.



It was a rather finicky project but I love how they look all plated up.

My fish roe maki - either ikura or tobiko, your choice.  It has some bigger beads, so I am thinking ikura.



showing you their rice-y bottome (hah!  my maki is mooning you!)



My pickled ginger rosette and wasabi ball



My nigiri sushi - tomago on the left and ebi on the right



I plated it all on a pretty blue platter, with a traditional piece of plastic grass (what is with that?) that I had saved, and a pair of chopsticks, and vacuum packed it for safety - and freshness  Wink  - for shipping.



I posted more about it on my blog.  Very happy with how they turned out and may make a set for myself. 

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012 05:57:43 AM »

Whoa.  Those are pretty intense.  Definitely look like the real thing.  Amazing work!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012 06:02:22 AM »

How incredibly cute! From the thumbnail I thought it was yarn (which on itself would have been a great job), but I really like that you used beads. I could just eat it up!
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012 06:42:37 AM »

You have amazing beading skills. I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012 07:05:18 AM »

Love these.  I'm just getting started with beading and now I aspire to do something like this.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012 07:22:06 AM »

Oh wow, that's crazy awesome! 

Question...are the pieces hollow or are they stuffed with...?
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012 07:55:07 AM »

 Shocked Wow, those look fantastic! They are beautiful and so lifelike that it's sort of insane, right down to the adorable packaging!

Your swap partner is one lucky lady!  Wink And oh yes, this rocks.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012 01:16:26 PM »

Thank you - I have been craving sushi like mad since I started this project.  I was going to make a little dish of soy sauce too, but forgot to add that.  Maybe if I make a set for myself I will add that.

All the pieces are stuffed, except the ginger.  I actually had some cotton batting saved from medicine bottles which I reused in some of them too.  Trying to bead around the fill is just a bit annoying I must say! 
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012 01:18:36 PM »

These are incredible!

With respect to the hassle with the cotton filling, you might want to consider affixing some clear tape around around the stuffing before beading around it (fewer little fibers escape, and it holds its shape).

Awesome work.

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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012 01:44:58 PM »

Wow, that looks great! I can't imagine dealing with all those fiddly little beads.
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