My Perler TARDIS post from a few days ago was a huge hit! I’ve gotten a few people asking for a pattern. And so, here’s my best attempt at a pattern and tutorial. I kind of made this up as I went so forgive me if it’s hard to understand.
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- Make all pieces as shown. Note when multiple pieces are needed. For example, the light blue box that says “Top x3” needs to be made 3 times. For the light at the top make sure you do the glow in the dark beads properly (see finished product below). Allow pieces to cool under something heavy to keep them flat.
- Using embroidery thread, stitch details onto perler pieces, being sure that they will look right when finished.
- Using embroidery thread, stitch the light blue “Top” pieces together with the thicker piece on top.
- Stitch the dark blue “Top” pieces onto the light blue pieces with the thicker piece in the middle connecting everything together.
- Snap the light together and slide the two prongs into the hole in the dark blue “Top” piece. Hot glue the prongs on the underside to keep it secure (either now or later). Set the whole top assembly aside.
- Snap the body of the TARDIS together and hot glue the joint securely from the inside.
- Snap base pieces (minus large square bottom) together. Turn TARDIS body upside down and hot glue the base pieces together, making sure to leave room for large square bottom.
- Quickly glue and place the large square bottom. I only glued along two sides as my hot glue was cooling too quickly. Do NOT attempt to melt the hot glue as you will damage your TARDIS.
- Turn TARDIS right side up. Snap Police Box pieces together and hot glue to the top of the body. Make sure to leave enough room that the lid (which we set aside before) will fit fairly level.
- Allow everything to cool and fill with anything you want–it’s bigger on the inside!!
I haven’t entirely given up my crafty side! I’ve been focusing more on nail art recently but I still can’t give up on crafts. Most of the stuff I do isn’t worthy of a whole blog post but this….I’m really proud of this!
Perler beads are also known as fusible or hama beads. They’re little tubes of plastic that can be melted together to form various patterns. I’ve posted a few perler projects in the past and this is perhaps my most epic one.
The TARDIS is an integral part of the Doctor Who series; more or less, it’s a spaceship that can travel through time and space. I’ve really gotten into Doctor Who in recent months and I’ve been doing a lot of Doctor Who crafts: papercraft, 2D perler, cross stitch, and now 3D perler. As a side note, if anyone’s interested in a cross stitched TARDIS (or anything else) let me know and we can talk prices, I absolutely love commissioned work!!
Now, on to the project!
The light on the top is made with glow in the dark beads, I embroidered the details, and everything is held together with a mixture of embroidery floss and hot glue. And yes, it’s bigger on the inside ;-) I think this is going to be my new desktop candy dish!
I love doing custom work for people. When one of my friends saw my embroidered rainbow panties she decided she wanted me to do a few custom pieces for her. We talked about what she wanted and worked out a price, and ta-da! She got some custom items that she (hopefully!) loves!
Headband, two pairs of embroidered undies, and a butterfly bookmark
I even wrapped the bunny panties in a cute little carrot bag!
If you have an idea for something custom you’d like me to make, leave a comment and we can discuss the details! If not, I hope you at least enjoy seeing my custom work :-)
Ah, my first beading project. I am so pleased with how well this turned out. I made this as a gift for one of my mom’s best friends who has been like a mother to me all my life.
My girl loves cherry blossoms, so I decided to make her a bracelet inspired by them!
I was chosen as Redditor of the Day for today! I wanted to post something reddit-related in honor of that so I give to you the perler orangered! For those not familiar with reddit, when you have a new message it shows an orangeish/reddish envelope. Pattern is below :-)
This pattern can also be used for cross stitching. Colors used are white, orange, and neon orange from the neon mix.
The finished piece is 3″x2″, I use mine as a coaster but you could turn it into a magnet or a small wall-hanging instead :-)
Last weekend I made a bracelet using this tutorial from Ruby’s Beadwork, it was so simple and I love how it turned out! It took a lot of elastic thread, I used about 3.5′ to make a bracelet big enough for my ~7″ wrist. I’ll definitely be making more of these regardless of how fast it’ll use up my stores of elastic thread.
I also got a light tent so that my pictures will look better. What do you think? :-)