Create jewelry from fuse beads
Step 1: Get Fuse Beads
Buy a set of fuse beads (e.g. HAMA Beads, Perler Beads, Pony Beads) and a pegboard.
Step 2: Get Yourself an Iron
Step 3: Download a Sprite
Download an image of your favorite video game hero.
- Just Google for the term “sprites” combined with the name of the hero.
Step 4: Print Out
Choose one of the sprite graphics and resize it using any image editing software.
One pixel should be as big as the space between two pins of the pegboard.
- Print out the graphic on standard paper.
Step 5: Optional: Cut Holes Into the Paper
Cut holes into the paper, so that you can place it directly on the pegboard
Step 6: Use the Beads
Put the beads on the pegboard, using the printout as a template.
Step 7: Use the Iron
Put a piece of ironing paper (or kitchen parchment) on the beads.
Apply the iron to the paper, never directly to the beads. (See the instructions coming with the beads for details)
- Allow the beads and paper to cool.
Step 8: Finish It
Use a small ring to attach a chain to your product.
Step 9: More Options
You can also use your favorite social media icon instead of a videogame hero
Step 10: Bonus Tip
If you want to ease your work, sort the beads by color into boxes beforehand