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Big Projects

Postby Toiya55 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:53 pm

Hey everyone! I'm really really sorry if this has been asked before (I was looking for the topic but got distracted by pretties people made :blush: ) but how on earth do you guys do the big projects? I've avoided perler beads as long as I can to avoid the wrath of my family for starting a new craft, but the stuff I see here is great :grin: . I saw people saying that they put patterns into KG Chart etc but how do you know the colors you get are available? I didn't know if there was an easy way to "perlerize" a video game picture to find the colors I need to buy and try making it. If someone could give me some advice to get started or point me to the right thread I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks guys and happy stitching/beading/every other crafting!

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Re: Big Projects

Postby RAWRmonster » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:23 pm

I recently discovered this website: mypixelpal.com

You can select a color template (Just perler, perler + hama, perler + hama + nabbi, etc) and then it will grid it for you, show you how many pegboards you need, how many of each color bead, etc. It's better than KG for perler since it's bead-specific.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Big Projects

Postby LiquidKarma » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:05 pm

If it's already a sprite I just grid the sprite and eye ball the colours. Sometimes the colours won't match exactly so you just try to get as close as possible!

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Re: Big Projects

Postby Toiya55 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:45 pm

You guys are awesome! Thanks a ton. Hopefully I will be posting stuff on here before long too! :yahoo: Time to go get supplies and try to find a place to store another hobby.

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Re: Big Projects

Postby TacoMagic » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:23 am

If you don't have enough boards (which happens from time to time) there is a little trick you can do that will make joining them easier. At your edge, do alternating blocks of 4 beads, creating a kind of "zipper" look on each piece. Once you've melted together the individual pieces (do only one side), you can join them along the zipper edges by interlacing the blocks of 4 (sorry if that's confusing, this is really hard to describe).

Perler recommends doing 1 block interlacing, but I find it doesn't make as strong of a joint.
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Re: Big Projects

Postby Toiya55 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:54 pm

Ooh that is a cool trick. I was even thinking about that the other day when I was looking at some of the larger projects people have done. Thanks for the advice =D I am debating getting the 26,000 bead pack from Joanns since there is a 50% off online coupon, but I can't decide if that would be a good idea for starters or to just get colors I need when I pick a project.

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Re: Big Projects

Postby spinuntilyoufall » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:54 pm

RAWRmonster wrote:I recently discovered this website: mypixelpal.com

You can select a color template (Just perler, perler + hama, perler + hama + nabbi, etc) and then it will grid it for you, show you how many pegboards you need, how many of each color bead, etc. It's better than KG for perler since it's bead-specific.

Hope this helps!


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Re: Big Projects

Postby starrley » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:05 am

spinuntilyoufall wrote:This site is GENIUS! I was trying to convert stuff from KGChart - this is soooo much easier!

Yes, this site is awesome! Thank you, RAWRmonster!!! :grin:
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