The great folks over at Artkal Beads sent me a gift package. One of the biggest things I’ve heard about Artkal vs Perler was that they have an amazing color selection. Oh boy, do they ever. I was super excited to see all the different colors of Artkal Beads. Since color selection is what Artkal is known for, I wanted to make something with a lot of colors. I thought this Majora’s Mask from the Legend of Zelda series would be perfect. Plus, we are totally in a Zelda phase at our house since Breath of the Wild came out.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to do this 2 board pattern because I like to keep my patterns simple so any child can pick it up and create away. BUT, I promise even though it’s a bit larger than my normal patterns, it is really easy to make. Each side is a mirror of the other so kids should be able to follow the pattern easily.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never used Artkal Beads, so I was really hesitant to melt them. You never know how different beads will melt, and I always use Perler Beads. I shouldn’t have worried. They melted like a dream, I even used the melting film that they sent. It was so cool it gave the whole project a great sheen. Now I want all my bead art projects to shine.
I’ll have to give you a complete rundown of how Artkal compares to Perler Beads in a future post, but for now, enjoy this Majora’s Mask Artkal Bead Pattern. If you are looking for other Legend of Zelda patterns check out this easy Link or his Hylian Shield or Sword.
Have you ever tried Artkal Beads?
Let me know your experience in the comments. My first experience while making this Artkal Bead Majora’s Mask was great! I can’t wait to play with them some more.
If you are new to melting beads check out my ultimate tutorial.