Saturday, October 23, 2010

Napkin Rings

I have loved doing Perler Beads since my children were young and we would make creations with them. I thought I would give you a few tips on using them. Perler Beads are one of the EKSuccess Brands, so I get to work with them a lot, even when there is not the first child around!

I build three dimensional creations and glue the sections together using Quik Dry Glue. These napkin rings are four circles put together. I build them either in a slice method (which I used here) or a slab method.
I use tweezers to pick up the beads, always looking for "snake eyes" so I can pick up two at a time. I simply stick the ends of the tweezers into the two holes and place them on the pegboard.

Joyce and I saw sooooooo many haybales this summer on our trip. I have seen several this fall with the end painted like a pumpkin or ghost, but I really liked this turkey display using hay as the body.

We have a little turkey to bring home from the hospital today.....hope he doesn't gobble too much about coming out into the real world!
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Laureen L said...

Congrats Holly on your new grandson! I have four grandsons and one granddaughter. They are a joy and are growing to fast. I look forward to more pictures. One question, what is slice and slab method. I have never used these beads but it looks like it would be fun to do with my grand kids.

Jan Castle said...

I'm so excited for you!!!! Hope your time with the baby is long and lovely....after all, you're the Grandma and get to spoil your grandson!!!

Blissmade Designs said...

Those napkin rings are great! And congrats!