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Topic: Perler (Hama) Bead Totoro!  (Read 9180 times)
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ChickLitWriterGirl
« on: May 25, 2008 06:26:09 AM »

So, I absolutely love the movie My Neighbour Totoro, and I love playing with Perler beads (Hama beads here in the UK!) I just had to do something with the two together!  Grin



He's 20 inches high and 12 inches wide, and has pride of place at the centre of my empty wall! I know he's not very evenly melted, and his whiskers look awful because they were a nightmare to get to stay on. The first ones broke off and I had to melt those on after the rest was completed, which is why they look over-melted and wonky!
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008 06:43:38 AM »

haha thats great!
any of those characters are brilliant.

this might be a bit of a noob question... but when you say melt.. how do you do it? like just arrange the beads then shove them in the oven?
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008 07:22:22 AM »

Thank you!

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this might be a bit of a noob question... but when you say melt.. how do you do it? like just arrange the beads then shove them in the oven?

You arrange the beads on a pegboard, put paper on top of them and then go over them with an iron, which melts the top half of the beads so they stay together. Then you remove the design from the pegboard and voila!
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008 07:25:27 AM »

oh ok! thankyou for answering!

this is something i really want to try.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008 08:56:03 AM »

He's great! I would have never noticed the whiskers if you hadn't pointed them out. I love Totoro, you should make one of the small white ones with the leaf-umbrella to go next to him... and a catbus... and... Smiley yes, I love Totoro Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008 09:44:20 AM »

Whoa, how big of a pegboard do you have? LOL Very cute. Now I need to check the amounts of white/grey/black colored beads I have left... Smiley
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Oph1227
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008 10:25:00 AM »

Great job, so cute.

I like the whiskers, I think they add character.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 08:07:05 AM »

I love Totoro! He looks awesome, even his whiskers. I would hang him in the center of my wall too. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2008 10:59:06 AM »

i love perler beads and i love totoro even more, so this is like the most awesome craft ever to me. it looks perfect!  Smiley
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ChickLitWriterGirl
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2008 12:44:44 PM »

i love perler beads and i love totoro even more, so this is like the most awesome craft ever to me. it looks perfect!  Smiley

Thank you so much! My Neighbour Totoro is just the sweetest film!
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