My Artkal beads came in! As expected :3

So I went through and made sure all the colors I wanted were there. And pretty much everything was perfect, all colors accounted for!

They have now been sorted to their respective drawers and place in order of color.

Now for my testing process. I’m going to take some photos and compile them into one post with my findings.

I really hope they melt the same or very similar to Perler’s beads…

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4 notes - Posted 7 hours ago

So according to Canada Post’s tracking website, my Artkal beads should be arriving today! They are marked as “Out for Delivery” and while I am at work, the boyfriend is at home eagerly, I’m sure, awaiting the post man!

Here’s hoping that when I get home today there are two nice little packages waiting for me!

Buuuut my lunch is over now. Expect pictures if my beads are there!


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Posted 14 hours ago

My newest completed project! The sun from Tangled, commissioned by Zombnom!
I made this one in 6 parts, taped it together, and then ironed it as one piece. I was also attempting to make a tutorial video on how I do it, but the camera was being stupid and lame and super uncool and so I have to rerecord the audio for it due to the fact the video got chopped into 6 or 7 parts. 
Anyways! She likes it, so I hope y’all do too :D

My newest completed project! The sun from Tangled, commissioned by Zombnom!

I made this one in 6 parts, taped it together, and then ironed it as one piece. I was also attempting to make a tutorial video on how I do it, but the camera was being stupid and lame and super uncool and so I have to rerecord the audio for it due to the fact the video got chopped into 6 or 7 parts.

Anyways! She likes it, so I hope y’all do too :D

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Here is that awesome chest I was talking about. I dumped both boxes of beads I had into it and it’s already pretty much full :3 I wonder how many Artkal bead bags I can fit into it now…

Also, cool dragon on the latch!

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Yea.. The sticker says $35.72 or something close to that on it and I’m like :|
I’ve already paid over $100 bucks for them, I’m not looking forward to paying more. BUT I stuck the tracking numbers I got (They split it into two packages.) into Canada Post’s tracking thing and they come up as in transit. So I’m thinking they aren’t and there just so happens to be another Natasha in my building.
I just checked, and Canada Post says they should be here on the 30th! But the other 3 things I ordered said they’d be here later then they actually showed up, so here’s hoping they show up like tomorrow or something.
I’m looking forward to trying out the pen on my mural! We shall seeeee

Yea.. The sticker says $35.72 or something close to that on it and I’m like :|

I’ve already paid over $100 bucks for them, I’m not looking forward to paying more. BUT I stuck the tracking numbers I got (They split it into two packages.) into Canada Post’s tracking thing and they come up as in transit. So I’m thinking they aren’t and there just so happens to be another Natasha in my building.

I just checked, and Canada Post says they should be here on the 30th! But the other 3 things I ordered said they’d be here later then they actually showed up, so here’s hoping they show up like tomorrow or something.

I’m looking forward to trying out the pen on my mural! We shall seeeee

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Posted 5 days ago

My Perler beads came in!
Too lazy to type this all on my phone. Editing in a minute on my computer!
Okay! So not only did I order the colors I needed for my Adventure Time mural, I also got the colors I needed for a project I’m doing for Zombnom! I’ve also got a request from someone I work with some something for her daughters room as well.
Still waiting on my order of Artkal beads, and of course they are the ones I was looking forward to the most.
However, there is a DHL sticky thingy in the lobby of my apartment building that is addressed to someone named Natasha, but the last name is wrong. I tried matching it to a person in the building but I dunno if it’s theirs, or if it’s mine :| it says last attempt on it too so I’m like, worried it’s my beads and they’ll be shipped back or something!?I’m also getting a chest for my extra beads! The person was kind enough to deliver it too, so they will be here in like an hour or so with it :) It’s super nifty.
Oh, and as you can see I got 2 pegboards and one of them bead pens to try out. It was cheap so I figured I might as well try it.

My Perler beads came in!

Too lazy to type this all on my phone. Editing in a minute on my computer!

Okay! So not only did I order the colors I needed for my Adventure Time mural, I also got the colors I needed for a project I’m doing for Zombnom! I’ve also got a request from someone I work with some something for her daughters room as well.

Still waiting on my order of Artkal beads, and of course they are the ones I was looking forward to the most.

However, there is a DHL sticky thingy in the lobby of my apartment building that is addressed to someone named Natasha, but the last name is wrong. I tried matching it to a person in the building but I dunno if it’s theirs, or if it’s mine :| it says last attempt on it too so I’m like, worried it’s my beads and they’ll be shipped back or something!?
I’m also getting a chest for my extra beads! The person was kind enough to deliver it too, so they will be here in like an hour or so with it :) It’s super nifty.

Oh, and as you can see I got 2 pegboards and one of them bead pens to try out. It was cheap so I figured I might as well try it.

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Pkmn Master Tash's Creations

I made a Facebook for my beads! Cause someone asked if I had one. And I figured not every one has a Tumblr, shocking I know, but most people do have Facebook. Unless you’re my boyfriend, who doesn’t have a Facebook.

Anyways! If you are so inclined, give my new fancy page a like. :)

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Posted 1 week ago

Wowzas! Hello to all my new followers! I’m excited to see that people actually find what I’m doing interesting :D

I was thinkin’ maybe, and that’s a fairly big maybe, if I can figure it out well enough, I might do a giveaway at 100 followers? As it seems to be fast approaching! I mean I’ve gotta figure out how to get it all set up so all is fair and so forth. And of course I’m thinking the prize would be some sort of bead sprite. But first I’d like to know how many people would be interested if I did manage to get one set up?

Lemme know!

Question mark for answers?


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I’m still waiting on my shipment of beads to come in, so I’ve been working on parts of my Adventure Time mural that I can with the beads I so have. So far I’ve got 4 of 16 parts done. That’s not including the LSP that I posted a little while ago, because I gave her away and want to redo her. She’ll be near the end now, since I’m totally out of all Pastel Lavender beads.

 So here’s another sneak peak preview type deal of the mural! So far I’ve probably put… Maybe, let’s say 15 or so hours total into it. I haven’t been timing like I wanted too, but oh well!

😘

I’m still waiting on my shipment of beads to come in, so I’ve been working on parts of my Adventure Time mural that I can with the beads I so have. So far I’ve got 4 of 16 parts done. That’s not including the LSP that I posted a little while ago, because I gave her away and want to redo her. She’ll be near the end now, since I’m totally out of all Pastel Lavender beads.

So here’s another sneak peak preview type deal of the mural! So far I’ve probably put… Maybe, let’s say 15 or so hours total into it. I haven’t been timing like I wanted too, but oh well!

😘

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Posted 1 week ago

agentpiku asked:
Where do you usually buy your beads?? Cause I always run out of a color and my local Michaels is always lacking in said color I need T-T also how do you like to store them???

Michaels is awful, well for beads at least. They charge almost $5 for a bag of 1000, and like you said they are seriously lacking in their color selection.

However I’ve already answer this question, but I’m happy to link to that answer. It’s here! I’m going to expand on that one a bit though, cause I’ve recently ordered some of them Artkal beads that people have been talking about. You can get them from callahan13 on eBay, but I ordered mine from Aliexpress. Specifically this listing, which is a lot of 77 Bags of 500 for about $107 CAD (It’s $99.99 USD). They also have a lot of 77 bags of 1000 for about $185 CAD. I think that if you don’t want 77 bags, (it’s supposed to be one of each color, but I picked 60 colors and doubled up 17 of them.) it might be better to order from callahan13, it’s just the shipping is expensive from her. Understandably so, it’s just I want to order from the most cost effective place for myself.

As for storage, I use a small parts organizer from Canadian Tire with labels made for each color. I don’t know if you’re near a Canadian Tire, but it’s just a Mastercraft 60 drawer organizer that fits pretty much exactly 1000 beads in each drawer. I actually have 2 now, because of those Artkal beads. You can see my setup here! I’ve seen people use jars, like you could probably find some at the dollar store or something. I’ve also heard of using baggies. It’s really up to you! My spare bags of beads are also just shoved into one of the boxes another shipment came in. Cause I have like 75 bags of unopened beads, and they just wont all fit in my drawers!

Hope that answers your question and helps you out some!

Happy beading :D


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Posted 1 week ago

I haven’t got my shipments of beads in yet, but! I do have a new set of 60 drawers for them when they get here!

Now, the Artkal beads are named with a letter and a number, and those with keen gunslinger eyes will see that these drawers all have names. That would be because I made up names for them! I mean they might have already had names, but because the text under the number code thing was in another language I don’t know what they were. So I went ahead and matched a bunch of colors from Wikipedia to the little sample images by eyeballing it. Some of the colors have normal names like Chocolate, Rust and Pine. While others are more amusing like Magic Mint, Pomp and Power, and Tangelo!

I also made a little chart type list dealieo with all my Perler colors and added the Artkal ones in order of shades. It looks pretty. And took more work then it should have :| but it was worth it.

Next after getting the beads and testing their meltyness is making the colors for my existing Photoshop palette. We will have to see how that goes!

But for now I must sleep, as I’m keeping the Boyfriend awake by typing this in bed >_>

Night folks!

I haven’t got my shipments of beads in yet, but! I do have a new set of 60 drawers for them when they get here!

Now, the Artkal beads are named with a letter and a number, and those with keen gunslinger eyes will see that these drawers all have names. That would be because I made up names for them! I mean they might have already had names, but because the text under the number code thing was in another language I don’t know what they were. So I went ahead and matched a bunch of colors from Wikipedia to the little sample images by eyeballing it. Some of the colors have normal names like Chocolate, Rust and Pine. While others are more amusing like Magic Mint, Pomp and Power, and Tangelo!

I also made a little chart type list dealieo with all my Perler colors and added the Artkal ones in order of shades. It looks pretty. And took more work then it should have :| but it was worth it.

Next after getting the beads and testing their meltyness is making the colors for my existing Photoshop palette. We will have to see how that goes!

But for now I must sleep, as I’m keeping the Boyfriend awake by typing this in bed >_>

Night folks!

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Callin’ all fuse bead artists!

HEY. Any folks out there that are fuse bead artists or post a lotta fuse bead junk you should reblog this so I can find you :3

Cause my tumblr dash is seriously lacking in the bead department.


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A new shipment of beads is on the way! 45 bags of 1000 Perler beads, and 77 bags of 500 of them newfangled Artkal beads! Cause I want MOAR COLORS. :3


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OH MY GLOB!!
This is part one of many, many pieces of my epic Adventure Time Project. It’s going to be about 63” wide by about 40” tall and uses 27,644 beads! I’m insannnnne for taking this on, but I swear it’s going to looks freakin’ badass on my wall. 
I actually want to redo LSP when I get an order of beads in. I tried to make her in 3 pieces, her left side, right side and butt. But when I assembled it it didn’t really iron nicely and blah blah blah, long story short, I wont be doing it like that again. I pretty much just mucked up her butt |:<
But I also wanted to do a little ‘sneak peak’ type dealio, so here it is! The PS3 controller is for a general size comparison, but she measures 15” tall by 13 1/2” wide :3
I found the original image on Google, not sure who it’s by or anything, but I’m not claiming it as my own. I just shrunk it, relined it, and then started beading it! I’m not gonna post the original image until the whole thing is done though. ;D
More to come. Eventually!

OH MY GLOB!!

This is part one of many, many pieces of my epic Adventure Time Project. It’s going to be about 63” wide by about 40” tall and uses 27,644 beads! I’m insannnnne for taking this on, but I swear it’s going to looks freakin’ badass on my wall.

I actually want to redo LSP when I get an order of beads in. I tried to make her in 3 pieces, her left side, right side and butt. But when I assembled it it didn’t really iron nicely and blah blah blah, long story short, I wont be doing it like that again. I pretty much just mucked up her butt |:<

But I also wanted to do a little ‘sneak peak’ type dealio, so here it is! The PS3 controller is for a general size comparison, but she measures 15” tall by 13 1/2” wide :3

I found the original image on Google, not sure who it’s by or anything, but I’m not claiming it as my own. I just shrunk it, relined it, and then started beading it! I’m not gonna post the original image until the whole thing is done though. ;D

More to come. Eventually!

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Well. I didn’t find any pastel lavender at Michael’s. But I did remember that my Grandma bought me a bead tray from the states and it had some in it! So I had enough to finish the 2nd part of the 1st section chunk thing of my massive project. But not the 3rd tiny piece I need to finish the 1st section. I’m hoping I can alter the design to make it use 12 less pastel lavender beads and finish it. If not, it’ll be a while before I post the preview of it.

Probably. I might cave and post the unfished section.


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