I had to try this melty bead (a.k.a. Perler/Hama bead) creation after I spotted it on Sols(tr)ikke, a Norwegian blog. (I’m sure I’m impressing you with that fact, but no, I don’t read Norwegian. A couple of paragraphs are helpfully in English.) This design comes from a Cath Kidson stitch book–apparently, needlepoint and cross-stitch patterns translate well into melty bead designs. Who knew?
If your household is like mine with melty beads aplenty, here are a couple other great bead designs:
Pixel Coasters by My Poppet. This design was inspired by a floral cross-stitch pattern on vintage linens. I gave it a try–not as intricate as the the Cath Kidson and super cute.
My Little World of Hama has a zillion melty bead designs but I favor one in particular of an apple. (The site is in Spanish, which I also don’t read.)
Happy New Year, folks!
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Lovely! I got a teapot for Christmas–and a pretty trivet would be just perfect. I’ve never tried melty beads–they look like fun!
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Would the beads melt under a hot teapot or dish?
Hmmm. Good question. I have only used my coasters under hot cups of tea/coffee. In that situation, the beads remain solid and firm. Not sure about say, a hot casserole dish!
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Very nice work , is ironing one side sufficient??
Thank you. I lightly ironed the visible side–and tried to deeply fuse the bottom side. Hope that works for you!
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