Monday, November 19, 2012

Perler Beads: 3D Companion Cube (Portal)

This project marks my first foray into the realm of 3D perler beads... and woo boy, I can tell already that I will be brainstorming new ideas to take advantage of this new dimension! For this one at least, I must give all the credit to the Instructables step-by-step guide and pattern, who in turn credits Saturnines from Sprite Stitch.

It looks like a little present, waiting for a bow.

3D Portal Companion Cube!

For perspective.
 I only made one (intentional) change - I used light pink instead of regular pink for the hearts/pink lines.

I think if I make another one, I'll modify it more so that the lid doesn't interlock; that way I can lift it off and keep secret surprises inside. Of course, that would mean more precise gluing with the hot glue gun... not my forte, but I'm sure we can make it work. :P Also, if you decide to try that method, I suggest modifying the white corners slightly as well to ensure they interlock well; the pattern as-is left mine a little less secure than I expected. That's normally not a problem since you hot glue them down, but if they aren't fully glued down it might be helpful.

Now that I've recorded those thoughts so that I can refresh my memory next time I return to this pattern... what shall I make next?

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