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Gdn_kirby
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: another newbie question. Reply with quote

Im not the greatest with computers but there is some sprites i have seen on a web. but there is a whole page of sprites and they are all connection to each other what is the easiest way to pick out a sprite from a group like that or should i be going to a difrent website?
much thanks, Jeff
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I go to sprite sites and get a whole sprite sheet. I'll pick one out of the group to focus on and go from there.

List of good sites to hit are in the following thread:

http://beadsprites.informe.com/viewtopic.php?t=143
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Very Happy

Well i got yet another question.. are hanna beads i think they are called the same size as perler beads?
that should be an easy one.
thanks yet again , Jeff
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hama beads are ever so slightly smaller than Perler beads, which requires a bit more tact in the ironing process. Plus, most hama colors, as I've noticed, take longer to melt than most Perler colors. It seems they are made from harder plastics while the majority of Perler colors are made from softer plastics. This doesn't really present many problems unless you insist on consistancy between beads in the finished product, or if you are doing 3-d pieces like the mini consoles and such that I've done (which require a level of ironing with a very small margin of error).

Simply, if you decide to use Hama, it is possible to use them and Perler Beads together the same sprite - just iron slightly longer. Also, I'd recommend keeping better track of the colors as you order or buy them, since certain Hama colors are similar, if not near identical, to the Perler colors and the size, though different enough to present some small obstacles in a finished bead sprite, can barely be distinguished as loose beads only by the keenest of eyes.

I'd highly recommend getting a few different colors of each kind at a time. For example, get shades of blue, black, grey and red from Perler with an order of shades of green, orange, pink and brown from Hama (just an example). This way, you'll know exactly which colors are from which brand and be able to put them into labelled containers for future reference. I don't know how many times I've ordered a Perler color that I meant to order in Hama, and there's nothing more frustrating than having a half finished sprite that you can't finish for weeks on end because you ordered the wrong beads.

I started using Hama beads not too long ago and I was skeptical at first, but I'm glad I did, just for the increase in shades that are available when you combine the two. I do, however, find that Perler are easier to work with. Being slightly larger, they fuse faster and better than Hama, and if the majority of your collection of bead colors is Perler, they will help to fill in the space that the Hama beads leave, being slightly smaller. So, for example, having shades like black and grey that are nearly identical between the brands, I suggest only getting Perler for colors like that. However, shades of brown, red, blue, etc - they differ from eachother between brands, and help expand the possibilities, so in those cases, get both. If you want a more specific run-down of the colors, I will be more than happy to elaborate.
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