A cute little picture frame pendant made out of Perler beads! Video version is first, scroll down for the words and pictures version.
Stamp and color your picture. You could also cut a picture from a magazine, print out a picture, etc.
Using your picture as a guide, put Perler beads on the design board at the four corners. Then take the picture away and fill up the rectangle with beads. Add a loop at the top. Cover with parchment paper and gently iron to melt the beads together. Take it off the board and do the back side.
Using the backing as a guide, put four corners on design board.
Put beads on design board between corners to form frame, and include loop. Use glue stick to attach picture to back piece.
Glue the front frame onto the backing piece, clamp with the binder clips and let dry thoroughly. (I let it sit overnight) Once dry, un-clamp and fill the center with UV resin. (You could also use extra thick embossing powder or any thick glaze or varnish.)
Cure resin under UV light, string on cord with accent beads. (Or add a zipper pull, key ring, etc.)
Did you enjoy this project? Tips are always appreciated!