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Wild Ties
Wild Ties
Wild Ties
Wild Ties
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Wild Ties

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Make Dad a couple of wearable wild ties for his birthday or Father’s Day! Made completely from Perler beads with a cord tie that goes under the collar. Designed By Karen Benvenuti.

Step: 1

Bead Colors Needed for the Black Tie:

  • Pastel Green - 58
  • Toothpaste - 82
  • Light Blue - 67
  • Purple - 81
  • Black - 271
Bead Colors Needed for the Red Tie:
  • Red - 81
  • Cranapple - 104
  • Plum - 58
  • Silver Pearl Stripe - 260

See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:

  • Satin cord
Step: 2

Download the PDF for the Wild Ties Project Pattern. You will use two large square pegboards to create your projects. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.

Step: 3

Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.

Step: 4

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

Step: 5

ASSEMBLY: Start with a piece of cord cut to 24 inches. The photo shows the view from the back. Thread the cord from front to back through the left top corner bead, across the back of the tie, and up through the right top corner bead. Even up the ends and trim as needed.