When I see buckets of perler beads at Michaels, I move past with no hesitation. I'm not totally against plastic, but I just don't have a mind for what to do with them. I think my opinion changed after seeing these delicate pastel, perler-bead bangles from Maker Mama. Look at these other amazing crafts made with perler beads! They are not just for alligator keychains anymore!
I'm so in love with these perler bead people, I don't know what to do with myself. I don't speak German so I have no idea what/where they are, but I heart them! Via Skidt & Kanel.
Now this is true perler bead genius—3-dimensional perler bead food. I don't even know where to begin to understand how they did this! From the top, the picnic food is from Fave Crafts, the sushi is from this Japanese site, and the cakes are from here.
More of the traditional perler-bead world, but I still love these heart valentines from Camille Styles.