Found On The InterNERD: Perler Beads


Howdy folks, this InterNERD is full of beads! Perler is actually a name brand, but it is the most popular one. The craft actually goes by many names; melty beads, hama, sprites, fusion, there are lots of different names out there. This kids craft is pretty simple, ironing the beads on a board for an awesome end result. I have made quite a few of these and they become addicting. Here are the coolest, nerdiest Perler beads I found on the InterNERD.

Scott Pilgrim. Very cool, Scott Pilgrim and company are done here as a character select screenshot in a video game! This is done by Kyle McCoy, you can check out more of his awesome work at


Deadpool. This Deadpool is crazy! This thing must have taken days to do. So much detail and shading in this giant piece.


Grumpy Cat. The internet meme is pretty much embodied in everything nowadays, Grumpy Cat is now in bead form too.


Captain America. A really cool idea making the background on this beaded Captain America an actual collage of a comic. Check out the steps they took in this gallery.


Presidents Of The USA. This is such a clever idea, all 44 Presidents of the US is captured in simple 8 bit style using beads. This was a present to a history teacher by her boyfriend.


Ice King. The Adventure Time’s coolest villain the Ice King is looking pretty happy to just be alone with his penguins.


3D Perler Beads. This is a pretty cool technique, not just to have flat beads to display, but to create 3D ones that stand up! Here is Samus, Link, and Megaman looking ready for action.


Bioshock. Here is a remarkable work of art of Elizabeth from the video game Bioshock. The amount of detail that went into this is impressive.


Jay and Silent Bob. Great idea for displaying these, the black and white Quick Stop in the frame is the perfect background for these two loiterers.


Rocko’s Modern Life. The classic Nickelodeon cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life characters are awesome. I would love to have these on my wall.


Breaking Bad. The amount of hours it must have taken to produce this is crazy. Walter White’s face is incredibly detailed. Here is the gallery of the process.


Contra. Aw yeah, the classic NES game Contra’s main menu is done here. This was created by Flickr user Kallid00, check out their page for other great bead work.


Thanks for tuning in. Man, I am going to have to break my beads out now! They do make cool affordable presents, and the holidays are coming up. Have any Perler beads to share with us? Email [email protected] or share them through our Facebook page. Like us and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you are part of our community. Tune in next week to get your nerd fix.


Welcome back to the InterNERD gang! This edition is bursting with beads. We did FOTI Perler Beads Part 1 last year, and it’s time we take a 2nd look at this simple kids craft. Well I should say simple if you are making a small one, the bigger you go and more detail you put in, the more complicated it gets! Here are the coolest, nerdiest Perler beads I found on the InterNERD.

Link. Just off this years E3 where the trailer for the new Zelda for the Wii U was revealed! Here is an amazing Link done by AbyssWolf, check out his imgur gallery for pic-by-pic process of this masterpiece!


Wall-E. Here from the Pixar movie is Wall-E and Eve. He’s a downtown man and she’s an uptown girl.


Archer. Everything Jon Benjamin voices is gold, the guy’s voice is so funny! This Sterling Archer was created by JPBeadStudio, and can actually be purchased on their Etsy shop for $150 bucks.


Dalek. From Dr. Who comes the most fierce bead Dalek ever, don’t drive with him!


Calvin and Hobbs/Firefly. I love this one, a mash-up of the great comic strip Calvin and Hobbs with Firefly! The spelling of Serenity is great.


Inspector Gadget. This is fantastic! So many gadgets, created by Kyle McCoy from the PixelArtShop. Check out his site, his work he puts on canvas is incredible.


Big Lebowski. The Dude and Walter from The Big Lebowski are not actually that big, but still awesome.


Harley Quinn. One of the most cosplayed characters ever, Harley Quinn. Created by Deviant Art’s Anphobia, check out his gallery for more great bead work.


Pokeball. Somebody made a 3D Pokeball from Pokemon. It is not an  easy task to fuse these beads in anything three-dimensional, great execution on this.


Egon Spengler. Adorable and a nice tribute to Harold Ramis the actor that played Egon. This Ghostbuster was created by!


Ninja Gaiden. Oh yeah! This is a great scene from the original Ninja Gaiden video game.


Avengers. Here we have all the Avengers assembled on a crest, or maybe it’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. Created by LottaDots, this is for sale on their Etsy page for only $18 bucks! That’s a steal.


Hey hey, it’s InterNERD time! We have done FOTI Perler BeadsPerler Beads Part 2, and now it’s time for a Part 3. Perler beads are so fun and easy to create. The only limitations are how big you want to go with your bead-piece. Here are the coolest, nerdiest Perler Beads I found on the InterNERD.

Donatello. The brains from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks awesome. A giant sized piece of bead art.


Samus. The Metroid heroine Samus is done here, with some cool armor on too.


Dr. Mario Virus. Haha, oh yeah! I played a lot of Dr. Mario back in the day, I can still hear the music. This was created by Flickr user GRacanati, check out his gallery for more bead creations.


Bowser. Speaking of Mario, this is a great one of Bowser, Mario’s biggest foe.


Baby Groot. Yes! Displaying your Perler bead creations is sometimes key. Canvas and frames are pupular, but this Groot planted in a pot is perfect!


Oregon Trail. A very clever screenshot recreation from the video game The Oregon Trail.


Futurama. The whole gang is here, even Scruffy! A nice pixelized Planet Express crew.


Rampage. George the King Kong rip-off from Rampage is here! This rules, I want to make one to climb my walls.


Darkwing Duck. The best hero in St. Canard here all done up in bead form!


Thanos. The Marvel baddie equipped with the Infinity Gauntlet is up to no good!


Bob-omb. This 3D Bob-omb from the Mario universe is rad! This was created by DeviantArt’s Echilon, check out his gallery for more creations.


Welcome back to the InterNERD friends! We have done FOTI Perler BeadsPart 2Part 3, and now comes our fourth installment. The tiny melty beads can be made into all sorts of rad creations. Here are the coolest, nerdiest Perler beads I found on the InterNERD.

Fallout. Pip Boy is always in a good mood. He is excited for Fallout 4!


Angry Beavers. These are awesome! Norbit and Daggett from the ol’ Nicktoon Angry Beavers. These were created by Deviant Art’s Phantasm818, check out more amazing Perler beads in their gallery.


Maxx. One of my favorite comic book characters in Perler beads! I want to recreate this one for myself.


Bebop and Rocksteady. Aw yeah, the TMNT baddies look excellent in melty beads. They look just like their pixelated video game counterparts.


Michonne. The Walking Dead badass Michonne here walking her pet zombies. I like how little chains were used to connect these upright bead-sprites.


Skywalker. This is a pretty sweet bead piece. Luke Skywalker riding his tauntaun was created by Deviant Art’s Nicole12, check out her gallery for more creations!


Shaun of the Dead. One of the greatest zombie films of all time! The movie that started the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost comedy duo partnership.


Splatterhouse. I used to play the crap out of the Splatterhouse video game on Sega Genesis over at my pal Gnarsh’s house. This brings back memories!


Freakazoid. Proving that it doesn’t have to be a giant design to make the cut. This simple Freakazoid was created by LongBlackFingers. Check out his blog for more bead creations!


Immortal Joe. Oh yeah, witness! The Mad Max Fury Road villain will make you chrome yourself. This was created by PixelArtShop, they always do amazing work.


Thanks for tuning in. So many beads, it would cause some serious headaches if you had to count all of em! I feel bad for calling it a simple craft, I mean it’s simple to get into and do a quick one. To make original compositions to make look right, it is an art form! Have any bead art to share with us? Email [email protected] or share them through our Facebook page. Like us so you are part of our community. Tune in next week to get yoour nerd fix.

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