Published on June 12th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain3
Perler Bead Bookmarks
I am always trying to come up with ideas for craft items I have on hand.
I had a plastic container of these Perler Beads for years, all mixed together and useless. One day while I was cleaning out my supplies, I re-discovered them and decided to bring them out to create.
I played and enjoyed it. Yes, it’s a kid’s craft, but there is something very calming about placing the beads, especially if you are making specific designs and shapes.
I thought about what neat things I could create and about the magic of melting the beads all together.
I decided that I wanted to try some fun perler bead bookmarks.
I have several patterns I am sharing with you ( scroll down) of the bookmarks I made. I began the bookmarks by adding in the shapes and such, then filled in the rest of the background when I was finished. You can use multiple colors instead of a solid to add interest and spread out your use of one color.
Once finished, use the enclosed parchment, or a piece of parchment from your baking section. Set your iron to medium heat.
Since I only iron one side of the beads, I iron the piece, then make sure to continue ironing until all the donut shapes of the beads have melted into solid shapes.
You can also check the pattern once you feel it is melted enough, and concentrate the heat on whatever parts need more melting.
They remain flexible because the beads are only melted on one side.
G Clef and Tribal
Half Moon Half Sun