I’d always considered hama beads (a.k.a perler beads) to be the most royally chintzy crafting good known to woman, man, dog, cat, alien, monster — pretty much anyone. Nostalgic, yes, but stylish? Never!
All that changed, though, when I chanced upon this editorial featuring the work of Shanghai-based designer Sabine Ducasse, whose immaculate hama bead creations ignited my DIY spirit and set me on a quest to create a wear-worthy necklace from these beads.
Check out our step-by-step hama bead necklace tutorial, and don’t miss out on the bit of bonus fun we included: a downloadable template of the necklace pictured above!