Pokemon Beads

Good News Everyone!

You're all probably wondering why I've gathered you all here today, well I have a fun project for you! A project that will make you the coolest cat around.

The Concept:

Wooden Beads (pokeballs?) with a pokemon's evolution chained into a series to make a bracelet.


  • Mod Podge (Gloss or Matte optional) OR Clear Acrylic Spray Paint
  • Gel Medium
  • Sponge-brushes
  • Printer paper
  • Tweezers
  • Exacto Knife
  • Wooden Beads (Michael's has these in a variety of sizes)
  • Laser Printer

Step 1: Step 1: Print. Cut. Paste.

It really is as simple as that, but lets make sure we are all on the same page.

First: You need to print pokemon sprites using the interweb.

I suggest you print various sizes of these sprites just to make sure they will fit along the spherical surface of the bead, the larger an image is the more you'll find the image warps/wrinkles.

Second: Bring out that exacto knife (consider yourself a surgeon for added effect)

Do: Cut close to the outline of the image but leave room somewhere to grab a hold of the image.

Don't: Stop believing. Hang onto that feeling.

Third: Just a touch of Gel Medium

Chances are your images are quite small, this means you simply need to brush an even layer of Gel Medium onto the image (hold along one edge with tweezers so you can easily pick this image up and place it onto the bead). Once on the wooden bead, brush the image smooth along the surface and leave to dry.

Step 2: Step 2: the Fun Part.

Remember wearing a Rub-on Temporary Tattoo? Well, that essential life skill will now come in handy.

put a drop or two on the back of the paper on the bead, you should've given it an hour or so to dry, and rub away...gently...(stay mature folks).

And you'll start to see your image! Whoa, a wild Pidgey Appeared. Better seal the deal with a coat of clear acrylic to keep it from escaping!!

Step 3: Step 3: Be Creative and Experiment

You've no doubt already had these skills and if not you've just acquired them, so why stop here? Keep moving forward. You'll do great.



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    8 Discussions


    4 years ago

    When you mean lazer printer, is that pretty much just a normal printer?


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool! Do you have any pictures of these beads on a bracelet or necklace?

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Unfortunately this was an old project and I am no longer in possession of it. But ill post other bracelets I've done! Look for teasers in the comments.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Looks good. Retitle this to Pokemon Beads or something, as this isn't much of a bracelet.... yet.

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    This was a project that I loved making but it was a present and those were all the images I have. But I'll try and get you the full bracelet pics. Also look forward to seeing this other bracelet I made.