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Bearded Clam by Missyangel Bearded Clam by Missyangel
:heart: I made another plushy for my muse..... :heart:

so I recycled a padded bra to make the "shell" and used a second shiny pink bra for the inside, then I covered the outside the clam with an old blue shiny club shirt, the eyes used to be a silly ring and reused more of the pillow I had left from the Hairy Beaver. :dance:



:ohmygod:I wish I would have gotten a better picture of this!!
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cuteandcreepy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Love it!
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P-isfor-Plushes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha this is so crazy! I love that you made the shell out of bras
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CreativeExcess Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST –Refined diners appreciate the savoury taste of one of the Pacific’s little-known seafood delicacies, the bearded clam. Renowned for its pungent, yet robust flavour, the bearded clam is a rare treat that is a genuine pleasure for the tongue.

The savoury flavour of the Pacific Bearded Clam is an irresistible temptation to most people.

This furry little mollusk is often compared to chicken in its texture, although it can smell fishy if not snatched up fresh. Inside its shell, the bearded clam stews in its own juices, and the delightful taste is revealed every time it is opened up.

The bearded clam gets its name from the seaweed that grows on its shell. The seaweed nourishes itself on the minerals in the clam’s shell, and clings to it like lichen. The mossy seaweed gives the clams an appearance of facial growth–like a beard.

The bearded clam is found in the northern Pacific regions, buried deep in hard-to-reach seabeds. Bearded clam divers toil hard to get to their tasty treasure, but they know the reward is worth the effort.

Restaurateurs admit that men love the bearded clam, and that for women it in an acquired taste. They say that the bearded clam is best when it’s tasted for the first time, moist and dripping in its own succulent juices.

The clams make for an excellent chowder, but connoisseurs insist they be kept uncooked, preferring to pry them open with their fingers and slowly lick the insides. Many Canadians find that the bearded clam is almost as desirable as beaver, another delicacy.

Creston Colgate, a Seattle chef working in Vancouver, has a few tips for would-be gourmets.

“Coaxing them out is half the battle,” said Creston. “And they go very well with zucchini. You’ll find them juicier and almost begging to be swallowed. For bearded clam, you’ll definitely need to head downtown.”

“Bearded clams are the reason I like to eat out so much!”
Those who have tried bearded clams are passionate about them. “I love them when they’re hot and steamy,” said Diana Butcher, a recent convert. “I let the juices run down my chin. It’s so sensuous.”

“I love chowing down on bearded clams,” agreed Woody Normus, seafood lover. “I can’t get enough of them. In fact, bearded clams are the reason I like to eat out so much!”

“I’ve never seen a bearded clam,” said young Billy Roth. “But someday, when I’m older, I hope to sink my face into one.”

Although most bearded clams are bearded, there is are some recipes that call for the beard to be shaved off. Incidentally, bearded clam chowder is one of the only soups where it’s normal to find a hair.
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Missyangel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
hahahah nice :boogie:
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CorvusCallosum Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
:rofl:
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indigo12 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Funny things are cool!
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Missyangel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Indeed! :D
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indigo12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I love silly things, childish illustrations etc. They're a huge cheer up and give a good contrast on DA among all the more usual genres (ie. fantasy art and manga).
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