Cactus Crafts – Hama Bead Jewellry

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It is that time of year….. the weather is hotting up and we are thinking about Summer themed crafts. There are so many things that say SUMMER to us – from boats, to shells, to flying kites and sunflowers…. and one such thing is our prickly friend the cactus. I personally have a “bit of a thing about” Cacti. I don’t know what it is, but I find Cacti irristible. So I thought it would  be fun to see if we could come up with a Hama Bead Cactus Pattern.. and then turn our Hama Bead Cactus into a necklace or keychain. So here is our effort.. what do you think?

Summer Jewelry for kids - make some Cactus Perler Bead Patterns. Too cute.Cactus Crafts – Hama Bead Necklace

For your Cactus Hama Bead Necklace, you will need:

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  • Hama Beads in assorted colours (get yours here – UK Readers, US Readers)
  • A hexagonal pegboard or square pegboard depending on which pattern you want to make (get yours here – UK Readers, US Readers)
  • Grease proof paper
  • And iron & ironing board
  • A little wire or an eyelette
  • A necklace or leather strap for hanging
  • A sharp tool

Here are you Hama Bead Cactus Patterns –
Cactus Crafts - Perler Bead Pattern

I later decided that I preferred “black prickles” and also added some additional flowers as I thought they would look nice – a bit like a charm bracelet

Succulent and Cactus Crafts - Melty Bead Jewellry

How to use Perler Beads - cute cactus pattern to copy

Once you are ready, put on a heat proof surface such as an ironing board.

Cactus Crafts - Perler Bead Keychains - how to iron

Then using grease proof paper iron our Cactus Pattern on BOTH SIDE – this will prevent it from falling apart.

Hama Bead Cactus Pattern

Once ironed and whilst still hot, make some holes for hanging with a sharp tool – be careful not to hurt youself!

Summer Jewelry for kids - make some Cactus Perler Bead Patterns - too cute.

Finally, I got a bit of wire and made a little hopp that went through the cactus and hung it on a simple necklace. These would look cute as key chains too!