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Offline Syn

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Heard of Perler Bead?

on: May 18, 2007, 05:21:46 am
Just found out about this neat little craft called Perler Bead.

http://www.perlerbeads.com/

Basically you use little beads to make drawings point by point. Much like in pixel art and that is why a lot of people recreate game sprites using these. You can see some of those here: http://beadsprites.informe.com/bead-sprites-df1.html

I was wondering if anybody turned their pixel work into real life Perler Bead art. I suddenly feel the urge to go buy these, my walls need some Mario sprites!  ;D

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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 09:38:02 am
I think I used these when I was younger.

Is an iron involved to melt the little beads together?

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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 09:41:31 am
My little sister loves those.

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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 11:56:13 am
yeah you place a piece of their paper over it and iron.  i think my sister still has some
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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 02:29:00 pm
"Just found out about"? Oh my god. I was drowning in those things when I was little! My grandma had a HUGE bucket of them, my friends in the same village had a bunch, they had them in the pre-school place I was in, and they had them in school for the first two years... And the last time I used them was... two years ago. At school.

But yeah, can be kinda be used as pixel art.

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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #5 on: May 19, 2007, 01:55:10 pm
I didn't know they were that old. I wish they had them at my school when I was a kid. But I just can't believe how much bead art the people on that board are making.

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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #6 on: May 19, 2007, 05:58:49 pm
ya there pretty old like 15 years ago old  :blind: maybe 10

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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #7 on: May 20, 2007, 11:57:08 pm
Now I want to do that too.

Which piece would I do first, hmm...

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Re: Heard of Perler Bead?

Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 12:20:10 am
These are cool. I'm gonna pick me up some and do the characters from Day of hte Tentacle. I'm gonna do a super metroid samus one too. I'm thinking a mid stride running ice beam shot :D :D :D :D :D

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