Perler Beads are Perfect for Adults
Fused Hama and Perler beads are for adults! These fun and colorful beads are way too much fun for kids to use - and just the thought of sharing them is not a good feeling at all. They're most definitely all mine.
If you don't already know, these beads are not designed as jewelry beads which are typically strung on wires or threads to make items such as necklaces, they're worked over a plastic pegboard to create pixel patterns.
The 'fused' part of the name comes from the fact that you need to melt these beads in order to adhere or glue them together in a permanent bond - the most common way to fuse them is with an iron and some special ironing paper that you normally get when you buy a bucket of beads.
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Many adults don't always realize quite the full potential of these fun plastic beads. So here's a run down of some of the things you can create. Making a big set of party favors for my daughter's birthday saved me lots of money for a start.
In my How to Make Things with Perler Beads Article, I give some ideas on what you can make using these fun fused beads because many crafters simply don't realize quite how versatile they actually are.
Ideas on What You Can Make with Fused Beads:
- Keychains / Keyrings
- Coasters and Coaster Holders
- Boxes including Tissue Boxes
- Cake and Cupcake Toppers
- Decorative 3D Models
- Hanging Ornaments
- Photo and Picture Frames
- Hair Clips and Accessories
- Brooch Pins
- Party Favors
- Pencil Pots
- Baskets like Little Easter Baskets
- Embellishments for Cards and Creative Projects
- Gift Tags
- Door Hangers
To be honest, you are really limited only by your imagination because there are numerous ways to create cool things with these small little beads.
The fact that you can make so many things with them means that you can use them for Birthday and Christmas Gifts, Advent Calendar Fillers, Stocking Stuffers, Party Favors and Decorations. If you want to, you can even make items from these and then sell them locally or at an online venue such as Etsy or eBay.
Since friends and family know I love using these, I get gifted tubs of beads and when I buy I look for discounts online and where I can get good deals. I've scouted some unused ones at local charity and thrift stores too. So, they're pretty economical to craft with.
You can get a whole range of ideas by visiting my Popular Fused Bead Board at Pinterest because that will give you some quick inspiration for what you could be making. I hope you've enjoyed reading my craftymarie article today, thanks for your visit. Come back soon for more cute adult crafts.
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