I found out about Perler Bead crafting through a fellow Geek Girl Brunch Officer. She posted this adorable Loki hair clip that she made for some of the girls for a brunch and I was immediately interested. Being such a huge fan of geeky accessories, I definitely wanted to know how to make my own! I went out and bought supplies, and after some trial and errors (pony beads are not the same as perler beads, FYI), I got the hang of it and am making some for Miami’s Doctor Who themed brunch this month!
It’s a totally relaxing process for me and another way to express my creativity without being overly time consuming or costly. I also love that I get to practice my fine motor skills (they aren’t the best) while putting down my patterns. Another bonus is that I get to make handcrafted gifts for my friends, which is always a fun treat! I’m starting with adult hair clips, but I hope to make baby hair clips, keychains and bowties (both adult & baby) soon. The best part is that you only need a few supplies, and all of them can be found at your local Michaels, Hobby Lobby or similar craft store.