New perler maker with some questions :)

nakotako 11/11/2016 05:35 am 1566

Hi all! I'm new to perler beading though not to kandi (I was a serious kandi kid six or seven years ago :) ). I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with different designs and things, but what I'm starting to wonder is this ...

What in the world do I do with all these things? I have a ton of little animals and Pokemon and all sorts of stuff I've created but not really any idea what to do with them all now that I've made them! laugh I know I can put magnet strips on the back and make them into magnets; that's definitely what I'm going to do with at least some of them, but my fridge already has a lot of things on it and I'm gonna run out of room real fast.

So what do yall do with your perler bead designs besides making magnets out of them?

My other question is about patterns ... I'm having a whole lot of fun making 3D designs but not real sure where to find very many of them. I've been through all the ones on the official perler site, so where else do yall look for patterns? (Besides this website of course lol.)

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  • Lux
Mar 19, 2017 2:10 pm

You could sell them on Etsy, which is what I do with most of my creations

Mar 12, 2017 9:26 am

You can add them to kandi cuffs or smaller ones with singles, you can decorate your house, you can make magnates, you can trade them or gift them, you can do many things!

Mar 10, 2017 2:32 pm

What I did with all my perler bead creations was either put them on cuffs or singles or necklaces, gave them to friends, or hot glued them to my wall xD DONT WORRY THE HOT GLUE DOESNT HURT THE WALL!!!!! I use hot glue because idk what else to use to stick them to the wall. I tried tape but the creations are too heavy for the tape. The hot glue didn't hurt my wall since the glue just turns into a rubbery consistency. I don't put the glue directly on the wall, I put it on the perler then stick the perler on the wall. For the bigger pieces of perler like if you made a panel I would suggest that you out 2 little holes in the top of the perler with a hot needle (wiggle the needle around to make the hole bigger for the string to fit into) then I use stretch cord. (the clear kind) and string it through the holes, make the 2 ends meet and tie a knot. then hang it on ur wall c: If you want 3D patterns I would search on Google 3D perler bead patterns or search it up on YouTube for tutorials.

Nov 20, 2016 9:44 am

I personally have been using the smaller ones as ornaments and fridge magnets and the bigger pieces I put poster strips on the backs and hang them on the wall. You could also make keychains and the like too

Nov 20, 2016 2:29 am

Man, I can relate! I'm an addict & I have tons of these things. Lots of them are too big to use as fridge magnets, so I'll be watching this thread to get some ideas.