Brian Nelson on Techerator posted this fantastic tutorial for How to make your favourite nintendo characters with perler beads. I love perler beads (actually, I use hama beads, because that’s what’s readily available in the UK, but they’re exactly the same thing so…) and I haven’t made anything out of them for about 10 years, so I bought myself a load of hama beads in all different colours, and put the tutorial to the test!
Being as it’s been so long since I did anything with hama beads, I started with something really simple – a mario mushroom! I also put several rows of beads around the edges of the design to make a coaster! (I love my creations to be functional!) See my attempt after the cut!
One of my favourite craft mediums is Perler beads. They are so much fun to work with. How can you not appreciate pixel art and be a geek? Flickr-er CMYBacon made these super fun and geeky Perler creations!
Mog is by far my favourite thing to come out of the Final Fantasy franchise.
If you agree with me, now you can wear him all the time!
Etsian Delightful Epiphany has an entire shop dedicated to bead sprite geekery, so be sure to check it out!
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It’s funny to think of what a beautifully rendered game like Assassin’s Creed 2 would have looked like if it had been made back in the 8-bit days.
Well, Sarah Clayton has eliminated some of the guess work by creating this nifty 8-bit Ezio pin out of Perler beads, which is available through her Etsy shop, Geeky Gamer.
I can just imagine this little pixelated assassin navigating his way across levels of blocky platforms and shanking little square Templars in the back, all in time to a tinny electonic soundtrack.
I was on AttackoftheCraft.com and found this fabulous Perler bead Pacman ghost bracelet!
Show off your love for old school and awesome gaming with this beauty. Not a bracelet person? Fear not, she also sells them as earrings!
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Littlemommaerin on Etsy
Pacman on Amazon.com
Just in case you’re feeling more gangsta than geek, check out this Gold Dollar Sign necklace. (But if you’re all geek, there’s black nerd glasses, too.) Etsy seller MagnetGames makes these and more out of Perler beads.