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  1. Laurie

    I just watched your 4 videos on using the masking tape- I will have to give this a try at some point. I have ideas of doing some pretty large ones. I just started doing this about a month ago. I got that app called bead it. You mention something called bead sprite, I couldn’t find that one. I have a few questions….

    If you want to do something really huge, could you do it in pieces (I have those giant boards), tape them, and lay the taped pieces next to each other and iron it like that? I’m so afraid of making something big then going to iron it and it getting messed up.

    I have trouble sometimes decipering which colors are the ones mentioned in the app. Where can I find a good visual so I can match the bead to it to tell what it’s color really is.

    Also, I see you sorted out a tub of 22,000. I bought one of those and have been slowly working my way through it. I’m guessing it’s cheapest to buy them like that, but then you have to do all the sorting, so I see the advantages and disadvantages. Where can I buy the obscure colors (other than online) that I can’t find at AC moore or Michaels?

    Thanks- you rock!

    1. Danthol Post author

      I don’t use any apps right now to make my sprites, I use MS Paint zoomed to 800 to see the individual pixels on any given image, and modify it if needed.
      I haven’t attempted projects that will be bigger than the amount of boards that I have, but when that time comes, I plan on building them section by section, and then joining them together backed with masking tape, and then ironing together.
      Beadsprite is common terminology for perler art based on videogames/cartoons, but refers to most any Perler art.
      You can find the colors in individual bags at, but I don’t know of any retail that carries all varieties on a regular basis; it’s really hit or miss. JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby also carry Perler, so you might try there. Some of the stripeys, glitters, and pearlescent colors can only be purchased in themed mixed bags or trays, too.
      Thanks for the feedback and questions!


      1. Laurie

        I have done it- I completed my 24k+ using your masking tape method- I’ll email you the pics.
        I am pretty proud of it.
        Thanks for the tape method.
        BTW, I just started beading about 2 months ago, and accomplished this.

      1. Kim

        You buy the 22k buckets? Do you have a method to sort them? I just bought a 6k bucket to start with and it’s taken me FOREVER to sort the beads…the idea of planning something and having to hunt for a certain color drives me batty. I got 5 shades of red to orange that looked so similar that I need to go back and resort because they’er mixed in with each other.

        1. Andrew Klotz

          Just to throw it out there, yes, sorting the big buckets does suck. It makes them quite a bit cheaper per bead though. Just takes the time. I usually just do it while watching a movie or something. And yeah, sometimes I do just have to re-sort the finite differences in the colors. When you get them next to each other, it gets easier to pick out the mis-matched ones.

          Also, when I’m buying big packs of singles, and since Danthol mentioned he wasn’t sure about the stock/supply available, there are a few shops on ebay that do a great job supplying perler beads. I happen to use . Good prices, especially in bulk. Get $60 and you hit free shipping and he starts throwing in a bunch of free beads like random mixbags or color sets you might not normally buy. The more you buy, the more free stuff, including pegboards, etc. I have no other affiliation with them except being a very happy customer when I get a chance to stock up.

          1. Andrew Klotz

            Oh man, actually, I don’t know anymore. Looking at the Store again after a couple years, I feel like the color selection is a lot less than it was before. Without going up to my beads and crossreferencing what I have (which was a full set of colors as of the last Perler Bead color chart I had), I feel like his selection may not be as complete as it was. Hm. I just don’t know. Still worth checking out though.

  2. Riley

    Dear dan

    I recently watched your video about the masking tape method and was wondering if there was a way for me to fix my board that was already warped also do you have any tips on how to make what you want backwards so when you use the masking tape so you have it facing the way you want it to

    From riley

  3. Andrew Klotz

    Hey, you took my idea :p Guess I should have gotten on this a few years ago when I was thinking about it. Glad someone did though. It actually looks like several more Beaders have popped up on the Internet in the time I’ve been gone. I was pretty heavy into it a few years ago, mostly just on DeviantArt. Some on my personal page, Etsy, sales, etc. I am thinking about getting back into it, and wanted to focus on instructions and tutorials. Looks like you are getting that covered. Is there room for one more? 😀

    As you can see on my dA gallery, my focus was mostly into 3D creations. I’d like to think that falls under “Hardcore Perler” 🙂 I’ve also said I was “coming back” twice now, and life just keeps me busy, so we will see.

    Otherwise, I look forward to digging into the site and checking into what’s going on on YouTube and hopefully even being able to contribute myself!

    Keep it going!

    1. Danthol Post author

      I would love to link any tutorials you make on the site for sure, and it would be great to have some contributors for content.
      That 3D stuff is awesome, and the Tifa/Cloud you posted on the /beadsprites subreddit was awesome too. I am putting the Final Beads into one of my biggest sprites, too!

      1. Andrew Klotz

        Hm, the Tifa/Cloud definitely wasn’t me. I have barely made 2D sprites relative to the 3D ones I was doing, and definitely didn’t do that one, but now that I know that subreddit exists, I will have to go check it out. I have so much stuff going on right now with work and family and trying to help my dad get his side business going, I’m really unsure when/if it’s going to happen. I want it to though, so we will see. Will keep watching this page for sure though!

  4. Pidge

    Was wondering if any of you tried to use permeable tape , like medical tape, so you don’t have to poke holes everywhere?

  5. Mikey

    Hey Dan, I was wondering what you use to make the designs of your art (Like Picture to Perler design) New to perler myself!

  6. elkyrah13

    Hi. I was just wondering what paper you use to fuse the beads? I am having trouble finding one that doesn’t stick.

  7. Chris

    I wish I had watched your masking tape video before I started my big projects, although I think I made this one before you posted the video. It was at least 3 years ago.

    The thing is 129 x 127 and measures about 29″ on either side. Over 16,000 beads were used in the making. If I ever do something this big again, I’ll be using something else as a background instead of 9,000 black beads to fill in the gaps.

    It took about 2 weeks to set up and then I decided one night to start the ironing process. About 10 minutes into it I realized it was a HUGE mistake to try to iron it like I would any small project. I started ironing around 10PM and finally finished around 4AM. I’m amazed it came out as well as it did. I have touch ups to do and the corner needs fixing.

    I was looking for advice on mounting. The piece weighs close to 2 lbs and a conventional frame, custom made, would be ridiculously priced. Have you ever mounted something this big, and if so, how did you do it? I don’t want it to just be nailed to the wall, or something like that.

    1. Nadia

      Chris… Did you ever figure out how to mount your piece? I just did one about the same size. I want to mount it to a foam core board, but I am not sure which glue to use. I want it to be strong, but not dry too fast.
      Danthol…Thank you for the videos! I used your tape method on my piece (ocer 20,000 beads) and it worked great!!

  8. Tarri

    Hi I was watching your masking tap video and noticed that you said you use Microsoft paint to make the sprite and then was looking at it with a kindle picture viewer. I was wondering if you could tell me if you made the sprite from a paint app directly on the kindle or if you did it on a computer and then transferred it somehow? Thank you.

  9. Deb

    Hi! I just caught one of your videos on you tube. I will have to try your method of fusing with masking tape. Usually I just use the paper and hope I dont screw it up and it all melds together. I just did a mega man scene (old school atari)for a friend and the scence was a bit tricky to get it all to hold together. Thanks for posting your stuff, it’s awesome!!

  10. Rebecca

    I just want to thank you for posting the four YouTube videos about how to do the taping method. WOW, what a life changer! I tape EVERYTHING I iron now, even the small projects done on the little pegboards. It really makes a huge difference and it’s worth the extra time and effort. This perler newbie appreciates you for taking the time to share your skills with the world!

  11. Loquin

    Hey man! I love the website – your Final Fantasy project is amazing. I was wondering what your thoughts are on displaying your perler projects aside from wall mounting. I spent the day making Christmas themed sprites before realizing that I have really no clue what I’m going to do with them.


    1. Danthol Post author

      Lol, I know how you feel. I have a big bag of xmas stuff, too. I used the ones I’ve created to decorate my desk at work. Many people put hooks and hang them on the tree.

  12. Charly

    Hi, first i want to thank you for your videos on the masking tape technique, it helped me a lot ! I use it for every project i do now.
    I still don’t have your ironing level : almost every piece i make is over-melted on the back side, if i want to have the flat pixel aspect…. I keep trying but it’s a bit discouraging….
    A precision : I use Hama beads ( I cannot find perler beads in France).
    Anyway thanks à lot for what you do, and for sharing it with us !

  13. Jackie

    Hey there! So I’m looking for a bit of advice regarding the perler colors. I bought 11k and 20k buckets from Joann’s, but I am missing a lot of colors like a normal green, normal purple, etc. My issue is I recently went to the store and bought seperate bags, only to get home and find I bought dupes of what I already had (except orange lol). Is there any really good color chart that you use to find the names of each specific color? I am about to place a huge order online and I really dont want to end up buying duplicates of colors I already have. With some, its so hard to tell the difference:/ thanks!

  14. DR

    I just bought a brand new thing of parchment paper and it tore and is now stuck on my bead design, any way to get it off?

  15. Jennifer Salgado

    How would you recommend hanging large perler projects on the wall without using Velcro or nails?

    1. Jennifer Salgado

      The project isn’t wanting to stay 100% flat so it’s making it difficult to find a way to hang it well…

  16. Debra

    Hey Dan!
    I was conversing with you a while back asking you about ironing my creation in sections. I haven’t been back in touch with you because my computer crashed and quite honestly I couldn’t remember the name of your website (I take medications that mess with my memory). Anyway, I finally remembered this morning, so here I am.
    I finished my creation but it still has to be ironed. I would really appreciate it if you would go take a look at it. I need your email please so I can let you know where you can go see it 🙂 .
    I just tried to email you at but it said it was an invalid email. Is this an error?
    Thanks for any and all help,

  17. Jennifer

    Hey I’ve been watching your videos and following your perler/Hama bead method but after I iron my image the masking tape got stock onto my perler beads what’s should I do to take it off or how do I provent that from happening again any suggestions will help

    1. Danthol Post author

      The times I have had when the tape is difficult to remove has been due to the iron being too hot and for too long. Try reducing heat a little.

  18. Emilie

    I have been struggling to make a 3D car, I have been trying to make a 3D replica of general lee from dukes of hazard. Could you help me out?

  19. Nadia

    Anyone have any ideas?
    I did mount the piece to foam core … down side is over time it has warped.
    People want me to start making them and selling them… I can’t do that until I figure out how to keep them flat :/

  20. Mel

    Hello there!

    This is Mel and I am a certified photographer and illustrator.

    I was confused, mildly speaking, when I came across my images at your website. If you use a copyrighted image without an owner’s consent, you must be aware that you could be sued by the creator.

    It’s against the law to use stolen images and it’s so selfish!

    Check out this document with the links to my images you used at and my earlier publications to obtain the evidence of my copyrights.

    Download it now and check this out for yourself:

    If you don’t get rid of the images mentioned in the file above during the next few days, I’ll file a complaint on you to your hosting provider informing them that my copyrights have been severely infringed and I am trying to protect my intellectual property.

    And if it doesn’t work, you may be pretty damn sure I am going to take legal action against you! And I will not bother myself to let you know of it in advance.

  21. Charlie

    Hi, Dan! I was inspired by your FF1 project to take my own leap into beadsprites. The original Final Fantasy was always one of my favorite NES games and is one of the only ones I still have a physical copy of. If I have the chops for it, I’d like to try my hand at recreating the bestiary and the light warriors. I know you don’t have files for reference, but I’m wondering how you scaled each monster. Could I get away with a 4×4 board layout for each of the four fiends, for example, or would it need to be larger? And are there any normal non-warmech monsters that use more than one board each?


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