What are Perler beads and why might you want to buy a big tub of 22,000 thousand? They are tiny colorful plastic cylinders. Each bead is a pixel that you place on a Perler pegboard to make a piece of art. Once you've placed all the beads down, you use a clothes iron to fuse the beads together, so your artwork doesn't fall apart.
The above video shows you a smart way to stack beads on a toothpick for faster beading.
Here are some great Perler bead drawings from around the world:
Perler Bead Majora's Mask by EP-380
Floppy disks by larrieking
Mario Perler beads by TheBeadLord
Mobile phone case by Lovely CraftsDIY
Perler beads Stormtrooper Star Wars by L000lz
Perler bead camera coasters by Maker Crate
Perler beads tree and mobile by Idee Creative
8-Bit Pixel Art Christmas Baubles by adamcrockett
Plus, imagine the fun of sorting 22,000 Perler beats by color!