Call ’em what you like: Hama, Perler, fuse, melty. These little plastic beads are weird, but I dig them. I like how traditional cross-stitch patterns translate perfectly to melty-bead peg boards.
I sketched a vaguely Scandinavian pattern on graph paper, and then tried it out with different color schemes of melty beads. The plastic squares turned out to be a good size for coasters, and they have a satisfying chunky density to them.
2 thoughts on “Make: Scandinavian Cross-stitch Hama Bead Coasters”
I love these coasters! Great scandi patterns–they kind of remind me of Fairisle sweaters.
Thanks, b! I saw a teenage boy wearing a sweater like that the other day. I think the ironic preppy look may be making a comeback!