Here’s another great idea for how you can make weaved Hama Perler Beads!
Try and weave them together!!
Weaving beads is something everyone can learn, and you can easily put your 6 years old kid to do it too – if you help them in the beginning.
After the first few rows they will be self-propelled; o)
Here’s the instruction for a key chain – but whatever you choose to wave, the instruction is the same.
It is only your imagination that sets the limits!
Weaved Hama Perler Beads
1) It is clearly the easiest if you use a Large-Eye Blunt Needle.
3) Start by tying a bead tightly around 3-5 inches into the string (this loose end you will need at the end when you attach the project).
4) Use always an even number of beads.
Instructions for key chain:
If you want to make the triangle pattern, like I did, you have to thread the beads in this above order.
Start by pulling 4 beads (number 1,2,3 and 4) on the thread.
Then you place bead number 5 on your needle and pass the needle through the second (number 3) bead.
Now thread the needle with bead number 6 and pass it through the fourth bead (number 1).
Then flip your work over and repeat until the desired length is reached.
Before you attach the two ends remember to add a Snap Clasp Hook.
Sometimes it is necessary to take a row of, or add in, so the two ends will fit together.
If the thread is too short, tie it with a new piece of thread.
Let me show you how you make your own weaved Hama Perler Beads.
1) Pull 4 beads on the thread. (number 1,2,3 and 4 from the sketch above)
2) Thread the needle with a new bead (bead number 5) and pass the needle through the second bead (number 3 from the beginning) bead..
Thread the needle with bead number 6 and pass through the fourth bead from the beginning.
3) Then tighten it and it will look like this.
4) Repeat: Next bead pass through the second bead. And the next through the fourth bead.
5) Repeat: One bead through the second Bead. Another bead through the fourth bead etc etc…
Repeat, repeat, repeat..