Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crafts Intended For Children

While I'm feeling uninspired with my closet, it seems I've strayed from the usual fashion related topics so far this week. Just bear with me a little longer! If all goes according to plan there should be an outfit post tomorrow, since I did plan an outfit for my trip downtown to see Mary Poppins tomorrow evening :) But more on that later!

For now I wanted to share a nerdy little hobby of mine. Now, I haven't made any for quite awhile but it's just because I haven't been able to decide if I should put them up on Etsy or not. If you aren't familiar with what they are, they are made out of perler beads. To make them, you use a board with small pegs, arrange the beads, and then iron them to melt it together! I'm kind of a cartoon/SNES character freak, so that's what I usually make.

They can be used as car ornaments, coasters, wall hangings, magnets, Christmas ornaments, or whatever else you might imagine! Some of them (like the Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Chibi-Chibi) can be quite large if you use several boards together.

So I need some advice! Do you think they would sell? It's okay to say if you don't think so! If so, what do you think would be fair prices? Which characters would you like to see made? Any input is dearly appreciated :D!

Happy Berry from Paradise Kiss (Anime and manga series).

Kamek and Lemmy Koopa from Super Mario Bros.

Alice from Disney's Alice in Wonderland.

Sugar Bunnies from Sanrio.


  1. oooh the sugar bunnies are sooo cute!

  2. Those are really cool! I bet you could link several together using jump rings and chains into long necklaces or even something like a collar. I think they would definitely sell on Etsy.

  3. i LOVE the sanrio ones! and the little deer that's shown in the first photo. i totally think they would sell. i mean, perler beads are things that anyone can make but these ones are so detailed and awesome...i would totally buy a deer and a bunny!

    as for pricing...hmmm. i think maybe like $8 each? i don't sell on etsy so i don't know what that means you'd make off of them though. i also don't know how much time it takes you to make them...which is also another factor for pricing!

    ...if you don't decide to sell them on etsy, could we do a swap? i make really cute notebooks & other things ;)

  4. i don't know how to check reply comment posts so if you could email me, that'd be wonderful!

  5. Aww, I used to make things from these! Need to dig my childhood art box out :).

    I think they would sell, because there are always fans out there who'd like them for their collection!

  6. I used to love doing this as a child, never made anything as amazing as yours though. Absolutely love the sailormoon one! I'm pretty sure you'd have buyers on etsy, they're so cute! x

  7. awww these are soo cute!! :) i love the alice in wonderland one! :) you should totally put them in your etsy!! :)

    cant wait for your mary poppins outfit post!! xo

  8. I used to make those! You do shadows much better than I ever did. I love the Alice one.

  9. OMG! Please tell me you read Paradise Kiss!! It's my all time favorite manga still to this day!!!! :)

  10. I love these! I've been wanting to make some myself (specifically coasters) when I move into my new apartment next month.

    I'm sure you've already decided if you're going to put them on Etsy or not, but I wanted to leave you a comment letting you know that this is one of the posts that's definitely going to keep me in your readership. ^^