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I’m craving fresh salmon roe, perfectly ripe avocado, sweet shrimp, and fatty tuna just think- ing about it!
JESSICA ✽ When we were kids, Susan and I spent some time living in Hawaii, where sushi meant something quite different than California rolls. Our classmates would unpack bento boxes full of Spam musubi. Although the Spam version never won me over, sushi is now one of my favorite foods. I love the gorgeous presentation, with its attention to de- tail and the mix of rich and spicy flavors in each bite. I’m craving fresh salmon roe, perfectly ripe avocado, sweet shrimp, and fatty tuna just think- ing about it!

For our sushi platter charm, the salmon is cre- ated with a simple compounded cane. You’ll also learn the difference between mixing a color with white versus translucent clay and various uses for liquid clay, which is used for bonding as well as to give the platter a shiny lacquered look.

yield: 1 platter of sushi

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  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 1
    Step 1

    To create the salmon, thoroughly mix the orange and cadmium red clays. Divide the mixture in half. Mix one half with the ball of white clay, the other half with the ball of translucent clay. Flatten them into equal-sized rectangles.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stack the rectangles on top of each other, then gently press together.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the rectangle in half, then stack the two halves on top of each other, alternating pink and red layers.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat the process of cutting the rectangle in half and compressing the whole piece two more times, until you have a total of eight layers of each color. The photo shows each step in turn.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flatten your cane into a rectangle about 1⁄4" (6.4 mm) tall and wide. Don’t worry that the edges of your cane are uneven and imperfect—this is normal.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a razor blade to slice off the long imperfect edge, and one end of the cane.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 7
    Step 7

    Slice two 1/8" (3.2 mm) pieces of sushi from your cleaned cane.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 8
    Step 8

    Gently flatten the two pieces and shape them into a slightly tilted rectangle, as shown. Wash your hands and tile before moving to the next step.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now make the rice. Divide the small ball of white clay in half. Roll each half into a smooth ball, then flatten into a pancake. Pinch the edges between your fingertips to form a small rectangle of rice, slightly smaller than the piece of salmon.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 10
    Step 10

    Put a slice of fish on top of each rice rectangle.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 11
    Step 11

    To make the seaweed, thoroughly mix the black and green clays. Roll the seaweed into a thin snake, then flatten into a thin strip.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut the strip in half, then wrap each half around one piece of sushi.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 13
    Step 13

    Use the small tip of a double-ball stylus to create a nubby rice texture on all sides of the white piece. Set aside your finished sushi.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 14
    Step 14

    To create the wasabi, thoroughly mix the white and Granny Smith clays. Roll the ball into a thick, short snake, then spiral it into a dollop of wasabi.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 15
    Step 15

    To make the chopsticks, use a razor blade to cut off 1⁄2" (1.3 cm) of the small end of each toothpick. Make sure the cut ends are nice and even.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 16
    Step 16

    To create the platter, roll the large ball of black clay into a very smooth ball, then flatten it into a pan- cake about 1/8" (3.2 mm) thick. Pinch the corners to form a rectangle about 5/8" x 3⁄4" (1.6 x 1.9 cm).

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 17
    Step 17

    Insert a headpin through the platter as shown and pull it through until the head is flush with the bottom of the platter.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 18
    Step 18

    Paint a thin, even layer of liquid clay all over the front and sides of your platter.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 19
    Step 19

    Place the sushi, wasabi, and chopsticks on the platter and press gently to bond them to the liquid clay.

  • Step 20

    Bake for 20 minutes at 275 ÌŠ F (135 ÌŠ C).

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Sumptuous Sushi Platter - Step 21
    Step 21

    To Make a Sushi Necklace
    1. Finish the headpin into a closed, wrapped loop.
    2. String the charm on a necklace with red and black size 11 seed beads.

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drevanhoussen
drevanhoussen · Montreal, Quebec, CA · 4 projects
A-W-E-S-O-M-E work! You are very talented! Also, your "How-To" was so well done....very cool. I never did polymer clay stuff, but I started to look at projects lately, and maybe I'll try myself soon Thanks for sharing!
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Angela H.
Angela H. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
That is SO Freakin' COOL!
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Alkhymeia
Alkhymeia · Sulmona, Abruzzo, IT · 4 projects
well done Happy
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Michaeljackson6499
Michaeljackson6499 · 2 projects
THis is so cute!!!! i love sushi
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
i don't really like sushi its self but i think little jewlry sushi is cute
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zombiegurl
zombiegurl · Bristol, England, GB · 7 projects
can anyone tell me how big they are??
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ivy:3 B.
ivy:3 B. · 1 project
i have that book.
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CO + K User

so cute!
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Zesty
Zesty
I love sushi! This is too freakin' cute...I gotta make one! Been looking for a good clay project!
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Asgards_Princess
Asgards_Princess · Leicester, England, GB · 33 projects
I bought the book- the polymer clay cookbook, a while ago and i would reccomend it- its actually amazing. check out the website- www.inediblejewelry.com Happy
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