Buzz 032 – Perler Bead Buzz

I got interested in creating things with Perler Beads once I saw that folks were using them to recreate 8-bit sprites from old video games. Perler beads are little plastic beads that you place on a spiked mat. When you get them arranged the way you want you fuse them together by melting them a bit with an iron. They end up looking a lot like pixels.

I created the pattern in Photoshop using a 29×58 pixel canvas. Then using two 29×29 pin tiles, I put him together… twice. I spilled him all over my lap on my first attempt at making it to the iron. I’ve included the pattern below if anyone out there wants to make their own.

This Buzz says, “I put the craft in spacecraft.”

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