7.22.2009

Giveaways and Perler beads

My Giveaway ends in a week and a half!

Here are some other giveaways you might also be interested in:
Blue Box Studio
Designs by Vanessa

Now for an update about what I've been up to

I've been busy making bead sprites for a large custom order. I'm making pretty much all of the characters and props from Super Mario World 3. It is quite the project, but I'm making good progress so far! It's been encouraging since I haven't sold many bead sprites on Etsy thus far.

What is a bead sprite? I'll tell you!

In old school videogames(Atari, Sega, Nintendo, etc) the characters, enemies, and anything that moves is referred to as a sprite. A sprite is made up of pixels, and is animated. To make this craft project you use Perler beads(Hama beads too, but they are like the off-brand). Perler beads are marketed as a children's craft, but it's fun for adults too! You arrange plastic beads on a peg board and use a hot iron to melt them together to make a design. 1 pixel of the sprite = 1 Perler bead. This is how a bead sprite is made.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for blogging about my giveaway!!

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  2. Congrats on the large custom order! That is fantastic and thanks for letting me know what a sprite is! Awesome!

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  3. What if the picture doesnt show the pixels? How can I make the picture...more pixely?

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  4. Otaku, you have to blow up the picture to see the pixels.

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