Perler or Hama beads are fun for crafting.  These beads are usually arranged on a pegboard before being ironed to bond them together.   It's the sort of project ideally suited for children - with adult supervision since it involves a hot appliance.  But for adults?  Not so much.

I completely changed my mind when I saw what Hannah of Story by Modcloth did.   She first drew and colored in a fabulous design and then went on to make the focal with perler beads.  Adding jump rings - she actually used eye pins - and the chain afterwards is easy.

She got the idea after stumbling upon the amazing perler bead work of Shanghai-based designer Sabine Ducasse. It is a shoulder-collar-necklace-belt creation. 

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