Sunday, 5 January 2014

Perler bead Stormtroopers, zombie kitty, and Union Jack

Hello! Gosh, I haven't been posting nearly as much as I thought I would be! I have been reading a lot though; that's one really excellent thing about working in a library - I get to see all the new books! ^___^ Anyway, I *did* get out my perler beads again, and here is what I made! ^___^

I was so super excited for the new season of Sherlock to start that I decided to make myself a Union Jack brooch to wear while I watched it (I took these photos before I put backings on, by the way, as it's much easier to photograph them this way! ^___^) and then was horribly disappointed when I realised that Australia doesn't get to see it on the same day as America and England ; ___ ; Oh, well, it'll keep!

I also made this zombie kitty. Awwww, so cute! ^___^ The pink, blue, and light green beads are glow in the dark ones! The eyes are kinda scary at night time ... which is a very good thing for a zombie!

I tried to iron my beads for a bit longer this time, because my perler bead creations have a tendancy to fall apart after a while ; ___ ; My kitty's whiskers are kinda splodgy looking as a result, and the melting is not as even as I'd like it to be. Guess I'll just have to keep practicing!

And finally, I made this tiny army of Stormtroopers for Scott. He's not into brooches as much as me, so these will be magnets for the fridge.

I'm still working on cleaning all my vintage pyrex from my last op-shop trip so I can show it to you. I've been trying to find out all the names of the designs I have too, so it's going to be a interesting post (I hope!).

Until then!
- Lisa xx


Rebecca said...

Ooo these are all fantastic - Love them! The Zombie kitty is just adorable I want to take him home and feed him brains!
Perhaps you could try heat setting your beads using a press, for more even heat and pressure distribution *shrugs* might work?

Amanda said...

I love these! The zombie kitty is absolutely amazing. I can hardly wait for Sherlock to state out here in the US we have to watch until the middle of the month booo!

Lisa said...

Oh, that's a great idea Bec! Thanks! ^___^

Lisa said...

It's so painful waiting, isn't it? >___< Hopefully the wait will be worth it! ^___^