Well folks, I finally got missing beads today. At least they didn’t charge me this time.
I’m absolutely torn between wanting to keep using the beads, and not wanting to deal with the customer service that I’ve experienced now.
Sigh. Well, once I get a little bit of time I’ll be starting on the project for a woman I worked with.
You guys! There are 100 of you following me now! What!? I saw 97 last I looked and now, 100!? :D
Thank you all so much!
I’m really sorry I haven’t been posting anything lately, but between Oy and the fact I still haven’t got my missing beads, I haven’t been able to make much. I got another chunk of my mural done before bringing Oy home though, so there is that!
Thank you again, and I promise more stuff will come in the future!
My perlers have not been melting properly lately D: there are certain beads that for some reason just don't melt fully This leaves weird holes in all my little dudes, do you know what could be causing this???
Do you iron the beads fully, so there are normally no holes from the middle of the bead? If so I’m not sure if I’ll be super helpful, I just do enough ironing to fuse them together cause I like the look of the holes personally. But I will try my best to help!
From what I understand things like that can be caused by heating too much, too fast. Also if you’re ironing with the taping method and either don’t poke hole in the tape or don’t iron it half way then remove the tape and continue it can cause puckering and awful things.
There is also always the possibility that you got a bad batch of beads. I know someone who’s gotten a particularly bad batch of Artkal beads.
What I’d suggest is to try a lower heat setting, and spend a little longer ironing it. (I used to iron really hot, really fast. But that was making parts melt more then others and that doesn’t look to great when you’re not melting completely.)
Hope that helps some! If not, feel free to ask again :)
Oy is a red tri aussie, born July 6th 2014. This is his tumblr. Long days and pleasant nights, friend.
Here’s that tumblr dedicated to my new pup, Oy. Like I said, I don’t want to bother the people who follow me for my bead stuff with stuff that’s not bead related too much, and I don’t want to flood my photography one with dog photos either. So I made another tumblr for him, and will be posting all sorts of puppy/dog/aussie related junk there!
And if you don’t care, just ignore this ;D
Guys, I’m pretty sure I’m gonna post like 30 million pictures of my new pup, so I’m thinking I’m gonna make another side blog for him.
Yea. I will.
Then I don’t clutter my photography one up, and I don’t annoy peeps on this one :D
Will post link when done. I’ve got nothing to do for the next 5 hours anyways!
Here he is folks! My phone kinda did a bad job of taking pictures, shoulda brought my actual camera, but you get the point :) This little guy is coming home with us on Tuesday! I’m so beyond excited I can’t even describe it.
His name is Oy, by the way. He’s named after a character in The Dark Tower books :)
I posted this to the wrong blog again! But oh well. Here’s an update on the pup :)
So this just happened. Came in like a freaking wave. Terrifying.
Sorry for all the non-bead related junk.
Remember when I mentioned we were on a waitlist for puppy? Well I found another person in the area who has pups for sale, that are ready to go! I contacted them and after a few emails exchanged it’s pretty much final that I’m getting a puppy! The photo is of the little guy I’m looking at getting! I didn’t take the photo, we go to meet him tomorrow afternoon. So I’ll be taking my own pictures I’m sure :D
LOOK AT THOSE LITTLE EYEBROW MARKS THO. I LOVE IT.
Gah! So cute.
He’s an Australian Shepherd, by the way. :)
Also, for those following me for my bead works, I’m still waiting on the shipment of missing Artkal beads.
Small update regarding my Artkal mishap. Luckily someone I know had their direct e-mail, because after waiting almost 4 days with no response on AliExpress I did hear back via e-mail. They are sending me out my missing bags of beads via China Mail, so hopefully they wont take too long to get here.
Still don’t know why the bags are wet inside. But I bought some resealable baggies from the dollar store to transfer the beads into after I dry them. Which I will be doing now.
I will post again when I receive my missing beads.
So the deal with the bags of 500 was there are just two bags of them instead of one 1000. That’s all fine and dandy, if they were all the correct amount of each color ordered. I am missing quiet a few bags from this order, 12500 beads in total. I will be emailing them to see what can be done, that’s for sure.
As for the wet bag, I found a bunch more farther down in the box as well as a bunch of loose beads. The loose beads just came from a bag of S07, so I’m not sure if that bag even has 1000 beads anymore. I still don’t know why the bags are wet. And I’m not sure how to dry the beads. Cause I can’t just put them away wet. They’ll grow mold. And I don’t have enough bowls for them to sit in and dry. I’ll figure something out I’m sure, but still. Why the heck are they wet!?
I also got 2 bags of S01, the white bags at the bottom of the first picture, when I didn’t even order any white.
I’ll post again when I figure out what’s going on.
My second order of Artkal beads just came in. Its supposed to be 77 bags of 1000 of certain colors, but right off the hop I saw 2 bags of 500s. So I’ll have to check and see what’s going on. Also one of the bags is wet inside? I don’t know what’s up with that..
More to come.
Not fuse bead related buuuuuut…
Guess who’s getting a puppy!?
I’m excited! I’m on a waiting list, cause the puppies haven’t been born yet, but the first week of September they will be born and then 10 days or so later I get to go meet them and pick out the one I want :D
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, catches thieves just like flies. Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!!
I’ve been busy this weekend! For the same woman who requested Dora and Boots for her daughter, she wanted something for her son as well. Spider-Man is who she wanted, and after showing her a few examples, she picked these two as what she’d like done.
These Spider-Man sprites are from the SNES game Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems.
As pretty much all of my works going forward will be, these were made with Artkal and Perler beads.
And if you’re interested, you can buy the crouching Spider-Man here, and the climbing one here!
Here are Mario and Luigi together! Just in case anyone wanted to see them like that. And even if you didn’t, you just did >:D
Tada! It’s Luigi’s turn to be beadified!
Apparently the laydee who I made Mario for gave it to her son and he asked where Luigi was. So of course I was happy to make her a Luigi as well.
And I’m definitely liking these Artkal beads!
He’s also for sale over at my Storenvy! ;D