Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sushi!

Anyone that knows me, knows that I absolutely love sushi :D

Just the mention of sushi will send me into a craving that cannot be satisfied until I'm sitting in front of a plate of sticky sweet rice with pieces of various seafood draped across it.

So, after I saw some so-so generic glass sushi beads (don't get me wrong, the picture showed absolutely adorable sushi beads that I instantly fell in love with...the customer reviews of broken beads and unrecognizable sushi just scared me away as quickly), I decided to give a try at making my own "sushi" beads.

Here is the result of my Sunday evening task...a pair of earrings with a piece of tamago (a sweet egg) and tuna nigri.  I made the mistake of using a pearl clay instead of standard white...so the rice (individually handmade) turned translucent.  I don't mind, it gives it a bit of character and these are my first ones (and are staying in my possession) to wear with delight.

Stay tuned!  As soon as I master the white rice coloration that I want, I will be posting pieces on my Etsy shop.

Enjoy!