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Perler bead Voltorb

Here is Voltorb to still continue my Pokemon series of Perler bead works.


Bead Rapidash

After the previous work ended up successful I had to try out again with another pokemon to see if I really had learned something or was it luck. I selected the Rapidash pokemon as I like the sprite and now I had also more correct colors than previously when I did the Ponyta work.

The ironing was still difficult but maybe just slightly easier than previously. Except just a couple of beads the outcome is nice. So maybe I’ll try to make also a third bigger pokemon a bit later.

Perler bead Blastoise

I finally got around buying more peg boards so that I can now do bigger Perler bead works. I was also determined to figure out how the ironing should be done correctly for a nice flat and good looking result. The sprite was taken again from the Pokemon Elite 2000 What comes to the colors I don’t have normal brown. So I decided to make the whole shell with dark brown.

The ironing was the hardest part still. I first started ironing it wrong and had to stop doing it. Then after testing and reading more info I waited for a better day and finished the work with a decent end result. I might post later separately about the ironing technique itself.

Here is the result. It’s attached to the wall with needle pins. It’s size is about 32cmx32cm.

Bruce Lee coasters

Here are the coaster I made from the new patterns. They are a bit bigger than the Bubble Bobble coasters and can be used also with soup bowls.

Super Mario mobile

Here is the first Super Mario mobile. It has five of the SMW power up items. The items are made from Perler beads. I used fishing-line to make the items to hang like a mobile. The hardest part was to iron the items nicely from both sides.

I have already an idea for a second mario mobile but I haven’t started it yet. It will include the piranha plant so I’ll post next the second part of the SMW patterns.

Perler bead boxes

I helped my kids to make perler bead boxes. They made all the perler bead images and I did only the ironing. As you can see the kids combined Mario and Bubble Bobble images. The used Mario and bullet sprites are not from the pattern I posted previously but from the original Super Mario Bros. game.

I’m not sure how others have attached the sides but I used the iron to make them stick together.

Perler beads Ponyta

I wanted to try out something a bit more challenging with the Perler beads. The Pokemon sprites have quite nice colors and there are many to choose from. From the Pokemon Elite 2000 I found the Ponyta sprite which barely fits to my four pegboard plate. I did’n make any special pattern for it. I just looked at the sprite and selected the colors according to what I had available. So the colors are not the correct ones. I also did some other minor changes. If I had nine pegboards I would have done the evolved version Rapidash.

I found out that the ironing is the hardest part of the work. If you look at the picture closer you can see that I need to train a bit more to get a smoother surface.

Perler bead coasters

This is my first perler bead work. I used the Bubble Bobble pattern which I posted last time and made simple coasters from each character. All the characters fit nicely inside 19 bead diameter circle.

In the beginning I wasn’t sure how to iron these and after few coasters I started flat ironing them. I think it gives a more pixel like look for the pearler bead works.