Positively Pixelated Perler Bead Pickle Weasels

Sometimes, you just feel blue.  You feel like you have been faking it your whole life and someone will figure it out any day now.

This is called Impostor Syndrome and many people get it.  Sometimes, you just need some extra mojo to ward it off.

JC Little, aka The Animated Woman, has a creation that helps to add mojo whenever you need it: Pickle Weasel.  Our Twitter exchange reminded me of an idea I had once: Make a Pickle Weasel out of Perler Beads.

First, you begin with the body and legs.

pickle-body

Next, you add some ears, arms, and a tail.

pickle-arms-ears-tail

At this point, it is time to add some eyes and a nose.

pickle-eyes-nose

Next. some whiskers and a mouth.

pickle-whiskers-mouth

After adding some "pickle spots" and coloring in the ears and tail, Pickle Weasel is really starting to take shape.

pickle-color-spots

Finally, you color in Pickle Weasel.

pickle-colored-in

Um… Did I say "finally?" Pickle Weasel is done, but if we iron him like this, those spindly arms and legs will fall apart.  So we should add a clear background to keep Pickle Weasel in one piece. (He’s not a Pickle Weasel Puzzle, after all!)

pickle-background

A trip to the iron and Pickle Weasel is done and ready to spread mojo wherever he goes.

pickle-weasel-perler-beads

By the way, if you enjoy Pickle Weasel’s antics, JC has a new Pickle Weasel book out.  Check it out and see if you can guess what Pickle Weasel is up to now.

NOTE: I’ve added my © TechyDad watermark to the images above.  These are images taken by me of creations I made, but only the photos are under my copyright.  The "Pickle Weasel" character was created by JC and is thus owned by her.  I made this creation and am sharing photos of it with her permission.

One comment

  • FAN ART WIN! You’re so good at this Perler Bead thing! It’s a talent to be able to distill the character to essential elements and still be fully recognizable. I think your designs really look like really cool 8 bit game characters.

    PickleWeasel’s mojo is great; friends like you and Beth? Priceless.

    Thank-you for this dude,

    xojc
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