Ah, Perler beads – a real blast from the past. Remember the satisfaction of seeing them fuse together with a touch of an iron? Well, the past is back – on your smartphone or tablet.
Beads Creator is an editing app that brings the fun of designing bead art without the hot appliance.
First, select from three pegboard sizes: 14 x 14 and 29 x 29 to 58 x 58. While a bigger board gives you room for more complex designs, we suggest beginners start small. If Perlers aren’t doing the trick, tap Settings to try other famous brands, such as Hama and Artkal.
You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to colours in Beads Creator, so be adventurous. If a pattern doesn’t turn out as you imagined, make some tweaks. Practice makes perfect. There's also a tool with which you can apply colour to a large area of beads – very handy when you’re working on a sizeable grid.
If you hope to realise your virtual designs, use the Bead List option to see the corresponding brand and product codes and a precise bead count. This way you can easily order what you need.
When you do perfect that pattern, show off your creativity and make it into patches, key rings, coasters and more. Beads Creator is a simple, and simply addictive, way to get crafty.