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  • Writer's pictureMegan Weller

DIY Perler Bead Puka Shell Jewelry

Updated: Apr 4, 2021

How to make a Puka Shell Bracelet/Necklace with Perler Beads/Hamma Beads

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Hey guys, it's Megan!

I recently posted a video showing a few projects you can try when you're bored this summer. If you missed it, you can check it out here!

One of my favorite projects from the video was this Faux Puka Shell Bracelet made from Perler Beads. I saw this project on Tik Tok last summer, and I was excited to finally have time to test it out!

For this project you'll need:

Arrange your Perler Beads on the pegboard with a few spaces between each one.

place the perler beads on your pegboard with a few space in between each bead.

Then, iron them as you normally would.

Iron the Perler Beads. (also called Hamma Beads/Melty Beads)

When you peel off the parchment paper, some of the beads might stick. Spread them out a little, and iron the other side. Iron the other side of each bead until you have a bunch of flat circles.

Iron the other side of the Perler Beads.

If you have thinner elastic you can skip this step, but mine made it pretty difficult to get through the beads. So, I used this "hook weeder" that came with my Cricut machine to poke holes in each bead.

Poke holes in the beads.

I’m telling you, even if you don’t have a Cricut machine these tool sets come in handy more often than you’d think!

Once all of my beads were done, I threaded them on to my elastic and tied a triple knot at the end to make it extra secure.

I also put a little E6000 glue on the knot to be sure it wouldn’t come undone.

And here’s how my finished bracelet turned out!

Not gonna lie, this DEFINITELY wasn’t as easy as the people on Tik Tok made it look, but I love how these turned out.

If you're looking for more summer crafts, check out this playlist!

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