Friday, October 17, 2014

Getting Started

Purchasing a generic color bucket, along with some additional large square peg boards is always a good way to begin your perler adventure. There are also speciality buckets, which have their pluses and minuses, and larger perler beads for younger children.

If you are looking for something more organized than a bucket full of colors, or don't want to spend the time searching for a specific color, you can also purchase the colors in trays. 

I have found that purchasing the colors either online from or from stores such as JoAnn's or Michaels seems to be the easiest method. My Hobby Lobby has a horrible selection, but you may want to try yours, and Amazon comes and goes with how good it is, even with Amazon prime. You can get the buckets on Amazon for a good price, but it is not always a good option when trying to purchase the colors individually. I have gotten weird Japanese copycat beads.

If you are looking to replace colors, or to purchase more of a specific color, I would recommend purchasing the colors in individual 1,000 piece bags either at a store or online here:

I, personally, have both the bucket and trays and I purchase the individual bags when I need more of a specific color. 

As your adventure continues you may find that just the plan square peg board limits your perler designs. There is a large array of shapes that you can also purchase, such as stars, animals, and people.  

I hope this helps you on your start with perler. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment. 

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