Mini Bead Colors Needed:
- Grey - 64
- Black - 36
- White - 140
You will also need:
- Mini Beads square pegboard
- Mini Beads tweezers
- Ironing paper
- 2 ear wires
- 2 jump rings
- Small needle-nose pliers
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here.
Download the PDF for the Mini Beads Gaming Earrings Project Pattern. You will use the Mini Beads square pegboard to create your project. Slide the actual-size pattern underneath it and place your beads following the pattern.
An adult should fuse the 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.
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 pegboard and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Use the pliers to grasp and open the jump ring—don’t pull outward to separate the ends; instead, open the ring by twisting the ends in opposite directions.
Slide the jump ring through the bead in the center top of the design, then slice on the tiny ring the ear wire. Close the ring by twisting the ends back together.