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Everyday Celebration Perler Bead Necklace :) (without the peg board)
I saw these bunting necklaces circling the net a while back only most were made of leather and were less colourful, I love animals so I will never wear leather if I can help it and I love colour so this is a win win! (I also saw some made of paper and some of ceramics or glass)

I found this necklace not only fun to wear as a necklace but is nice as a headband too!

The Perler beads (or Hama beads) turn out really flat and no peg board is needed!

Posted by EVEnl from Schipluiden, South Holland, The Netherlands • Published See EVEnl's 300 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need the primary colours (blue, red and yellow) and the secondary colours (purple, green and orange)

    Find 5 beads of each colour.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the beads in half keeping the colours sorted.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Set the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Make 6 little piles of each colour and place them onto a cookie sheet into the oven for 10 minutes.

    See picture:
    Open the oven and let cool for a moment then knead them into a ball. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOUR HANDS!

    Place into the oven once more for 5 minutes then get them out.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Set your iron.

    Place another cookie sheet on top of the little piles of plastic.

    Use a flat surface such as a workbench so you can press harder when you iron. Press the piles flat to about 1 to 2 mm.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 5
    Step 5

    With the sticky part of a Post-It note make your template. My flags measure 1.5cm horizontally and 1.2 vertically.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stick the template onto the plastic and cut the little flags with scissors.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pinch holes in the corners of the longest side (1.5cm) of the flag.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 8
    Step 8

    Connect the flags with jump rings.

    Start with orange then red, purple, blue, green and the yellow one last.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Bunting Necklace (Fused Perler Beads) - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach an extra jump ring to the orange flag and the yellow flag on the other end of the bunting.

    Attach a chain onto one end of the bunting and connect the other end of the chain to the other end of the bunting. (my chain measures 51cm)

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Olivia H.
Olivia H. · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 32 projects
Oh my gosh, this is adorable! I love buntings and have always wanted a necklace that looked like one. Thanks for the tutorial!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1373 projects
This is amazing!
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Hester
Hester · Nederland, Colorado, US · 26 projects
echt ongelofelijk wat jij altijd weer kan verzinnen!
Ga deze wel binnenkort proberen
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April
April · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 10 projects
Just from your pictures I thought those were made from polymere clay. That's interesting and I like the bright colors.
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