Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hama karma

Perler beads, ironing beads - whatever you want to call them, these delicious little thermoplastic suckers were one of the great loves of my childhood when I knew them by the brandname "Hama Beads". Basically they're cylindrical plastic beads you put on a pegboard in pretty patterns before running an iron over them, making them melt and bond.

Imagine my joy when I stumbled across a copyright law-dodging incarnation whilst on an Ikea escapade with a friend. That night I made a rather shoddy ring, two brooches...

... and a bunch of other random crap.
Here's to second childhoods.

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