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Hey guys! Just wanted to let you all know that I will not be renewing listings for most background characters until con season next year (or at least until season 5 begins). You can still buy them if you want, just message me on Etsy about it! I figured I'd save a few bucks on listings no one is going to buy during the slow season. =w=
My Little Pony Chibi Perler Anthro Queen Chrysalis by Perler-Pony
My Little Pony Chibi Perler Anthro Queen Chrysalis
Hey look, I did a pony thing during the incredibly long My Little Pony show break. Someone get me a cookie! ... I kid, I kid.

But you're probably wondering why I made an anthro mlp character. Well, I've been wanting to do perler humans for awhile now and just never had the time to during convention season. Then when the cons were over I realized that I needed to fill out my shop with non-pony things. Only after that did I allow myself to experiment, and this is the result. I think you'll find that if you look at my first human perler (Miku) and compare it to this one, I've improved with making chibi figures look more round and cute. I'm kind of surprised that this didn't end up looking more anime-ish. I guess that's because this character is from a Western animation. Maybe if I do an anime character in the future it'll look more moi~

As for Queen Chrysalis herself, she stands at about 15 inches high and 10 inches wide. Although I could have put holes directly in her arms and legs, I thought putting holes in the clothes would look nicer (not to mention make the limbs more sturdy). The crown is way bigger than I originally intended it to be, but fitting four points and gems to a pixel sized crown is harder than it sounds, so in the end the crown is a bit exaggerated. Also, I went for a very show accurate color for the hair outline, but now that I know what it looks like I'll use the less accurate creamy teal green color in the future. The pose is a bit on the plain side, but since she's the first of hopefully a few more I wanted to start off simple. In the future I'll challenge myself a bit more.

Interested? There's an Etsy link below with her pricing. Oh, or maybe you're more interested in a custom commission? Feel free to message me here or on Etsy about options. I'm thinking about doing a mlp character in a halloween costume next if I don't get any big orders soon.

Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ThePerlerPon…
Anthro Chrysalis Etsy Listing: www.etsy.com/listing/207452305…
Twitter: twitter.com/ThePerlerPony
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Pokemon Eeveelution Perler Bead Set by Perler-Pony
Pokemon Eeveelution Perler Bead Set
Hey guys, I know this isn't ponies (once again), but it looks like this is going to be an extra long hiatus for the show thanks to Discovery buying out the Hub. It's more than likely that season 5 won't even start until next year, whereas it was originally going to air sometime this November. In the mean time I'm occupying myself with fleshing out my shop a bit more.

I've been wanting to do pokemon, (specifically cute pokemon), for awhile, and eevees were my first choice! Rather than just copypasta old videogame designs I figured I'd make my own design based off of the silly filly design I use for ponies. The noses are super tiny on eevees in the first place, so I figured placing them on the outline to the point where they're basically nonexistant for these wouldn't be a big deal.

Special note here to other crafters: It's okay if you make these for yourself or for a friend, but PLEASE do not resell these designs! Ever since I graduated university my money has been pretty tight, so every sale counts! You can buy one (or a whole set, if you please~) at my Etsy shop. The link is below!

Etsy Listing: www.etsy.com/listing/206154660…
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Yay, a new giveaway has finally arrived! Want to win $30 in free merch with free shipping included!?! Read below for more info!

  •  First off, the giveaway is only happening on Twitter. For multiple reasons, neither Deviant Art nor Facebook will be involved other than announcements.
  • The giveaway is running from 09/20/14 to the end of 09/27/14. So from this Saturday to next Saturday!
  • If you're already following me on Twitter you're already entered!
  • For those of you aren't already following me, you'll need to follow me on Twitter (at least until the contest is over) to qualify. That's it!
  • To begin with, there is a guaranteed first prize: free $30 worth of merchandise from my Etsy store! (Odds are 1/449 at the beginning of the contest.)
  • If I hit 600 followers during the contest, I'll add a second prize. I'll let you guys know what that is if it happens. (1/300 odds of winning)
  • If I hit 750 followers during the contest, I'll add a mystery third prize. (1/250 odds of winning)
  • Any more than 750 followers and I'll see about adding more prizes at a faster rate!
  • Your odds of winning something go up if more people are following me! So don't be afraid of retweeting the giveaway thinking you're lowering your odds.
  • If I see a crap ton of spam accounts following me all the sudden I'll take them off the followers list, and they ultimately won't count towards the total follower count.
  • FREE SHIPPING FOR PRIZES ONLY APPLIES TO AMERICANS! If you're international you'll need to either pay shipping separately or include it in your prize amount.
Legend of Zelda Large Link Perler by Perler-Pony
Legend of Zelda Large Link Perler
So I know what some of my watchers may be thinking right now. "You wait months to post something new, and when you do IT'S NOT EVEN HORSE RELATED!?!" This Link perler was actually a prepaid commission on Etsy from a nice customer that ordered before Bronycon and was patient enough to wait about two months for it. Granted, I ended up underpricing it (again) because apparently I'm awful at pricing larger items that take up way too much of my time and table space, but at least now I know what to price it as. Let's just say I gave it to him for under a hundred and it should have been over a hundred.

But less on pricing/posting woes and more on the actual piece! I'm sure a lot of you Zelda and sprite fans have seen this design before. I certainly did not make it. Abysswolf on Deviant Art made it, but for some weird reason I can't find the exact sprite in his gallery. Here's a link for the game he makes the sprites for: cardgallery.tales-tra.com/main… A lot of people have made this sprite in perler beads before I have. There are some noticeable differences though. The pants are purple compared to the normal blue or grey, the boots have shades of red and orange instead of just brown, and I even put a little teal in the outfit. Okay, a bunch of teal. I love teal, okay!?! I felt weird as I was making these differences, but when I was finished I realized that the bright, almost contrasting colors more closely resemble the original Zelda games more than if I had just gone with normal coloring. I dunno, I know I'm biased because I made it, but overall I'm pretty happy with the color choices I made. Blame my pony experience on why it's so colorful if the previous explanation doesn't work.

So this guy took a minimum 10 hours. Honestly, I stopped counting after 10. Humans are kind of a pain in the butt for me to do due to my lack of experience, much less ones as detailed as the sprite I used. It was incredibly headache inducing and sometimes I would avoid it for a week at a time because just looking at the partially finished work gave me a small headache. Link is about 2 feet tall and a foot and a half wide. The Discord figure you see in the image is about 8 inches, so you can use that as a size reference.

Would I do it again? If I price it right next time, yes, but only if the original sprite artist doesn't message me about stopping. I feel uncomfortable using other people's sprites even if it is over licensed characters. (Not to mention looking back and forth from the boards to the computer was half the reason I got headaches. There's a reason I rarely ever make sprites of my perlers!) If you're seriously interested, message me and we can talk about it.

And yes, I will make pony stuff again... eventually. Sorry, but it's a little hard to make new MLP content when the show has been on hiatus for so long. I'll be expanding my shop with other items in the mean time!

Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/ThePerlerPon…
Twitter: twitter.com/ThePerlerPony
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Yay, a new giveaway has finally arrived! Want to win $30 in free merch with free shipping included!?! Read below for more info!

  •  First off, the giveaway is only happening on Twitter. For multiple reasons, neither Deviant Art nor Facebook will be involved other than announcements.
  • The giveaway is running from 09/20/14 to the end of 09/27/14. So from this Saturday to next Saturday!
  • If you're already following me on Twitter you're already entered!
  • For those of you aren't already following me, you'll need to follow me on Twitter (at least until the contest is over) to qualify. That's it!
  • To begin with, there is a guaranteed first prize: free $30 worth of merchandise from my Etsy store! (Odds are 1/449 at the beginning of the contest.)
  • If I hit 600 followers during the contest, I'll add a second prize. I'll let you guys know what that is if it happens. (1/300 odds of winning)
  • If I hit 750 followers during the contest, I'll add a mystery third prize. (1/250 odds of winning)
  • Any more than 750 followers and I'll see about adding more prizes at a faster rate!
  • Your odds of winning something go up if more people are following me! So don't be afraid of retweeting the giveaway thinking you're lowering your odds.
  • If I see a crap ton of spam accounts following me all the sudden I'll take them off the followers list, and they ultimately won't count towards the total follower count.
  • FREE SHIPPING FOR PRIZES ONLY APPLIES TO AMERICANS! If you're international you'll need to either pay shipping separately or include it in your prize amount.

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Ren Haru
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hi everyone! I'm Ren Haru, owner of the etsy shop The Perler Pony, (link below). I also do other various things in the brony fandom like manage the Central Florida Brony group on Facebook and occasionally write for Horse News.

I make mostly hand held sized ponies, but I do make bigger ponies and even other fandom crafts every once in awhile. I've sold at cons big and small, including Grand Brony Gala, Metrocon, and Bronycon! I'm open to commissions, so feel free to message me on pricing.

Cons I'm vending at next year (2015):
- Trotcon (unconfirmed)
- Babscon (unconfirmed)
- Grand Brony Gala

There's lots of ways you can follow me / get a hold of me, so here's a few sites I'm on:

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/ThePerlerPon… (Very Active)
Twitter: twitter.com/ThePerlerPony (Very Active)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThePerlerPony (Not Very Active)
Skype: theperlerpony (Somewhat Active)
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Q-Queen-C-Chrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
I LOVE Perler Beads, I have a big Collection myself. and You're Pony Beads look amazing! :love:
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why thank you!
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Lykaios-Avery Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What kind of formula do you use to decide how much you charge for your designs? Is it primarily by time or by number of beads? For instance, a 1600 bead pattern,what would you charge for it?
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rphb Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
I have seen your webshop and your merchandise and it made me curious. Just how profesional of a bead artist are you. Is it a hobby that you are able to earn a little from, is it like a side-parttime job, that you spend time on in the weekend and after your real job, or is it a full-time occupation?
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa, it's definitely just a hobby to me. Even if I was making enough profit to make this a full time job (trust me I'm not) I don't like the idea of selling unlicensed items for a living unless they were parodies. Some artists get away with it by making spin offs and off-brand versions of MLP but as you can see, my store isn't about that. If I were to ever make a living's worth off of my shop I would definitely hire someone to help me contact Hasbro about selling licensed merchandise. In the mean time, I'm a constantly near-broke college student just getting by and having small spending sprees once in awhile with the funds raised from my Etsy store. The spending sprees typically involve buying some form of licensed MLP merch so that Hasbro isn't totally losing out on the small amount of money I make on MLP crafts.
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rphb Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
but you make other sprites too right? Nintendo, DC, Pokémon, there are lots of things that you can make bead arts off, why limit yourself to just one?

But anyway, I was just curious because, you have your own webshop, you sell stuff, it all looks so professional, I have only ever sold 1 thing, and I believe I offered it way too cheaply, it was what inspired me to start my mega project. the one I have been working on for 1˝ year. I think I am going to be finished this spring. I have finished Luna, I just haven't uploaded it yet, I used 36 by the way.
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's just so much to make for MLP, especially with a season on going right now. I'm in this fandom until the ride ends, good sales or not. I've been thinking about trying to sell Pokemon stuff, but it would need to be very unique and not just another trainer badge set or pokemon starter set that every other perler bead artist sells on Etsy. Maybe that would be solely one-of-a-kind perlers with Pokemon commissions open.

If you need help selling things on Etsy you may want to social network more in order to spread the word. Having a decent quality camera helps, as well as friends that may be willing to commission something. Hold sales during dry periods for constant feedback so that others know you're a reliable seller.

What are you planning on doing with that huge project when you're done? If I were you I'd either donate it to a brony convention charity auction or to the MLP traveling museum.
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rphb Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Question, which colours would you think would look best on the filly Luna
www.hama.dk/perler-2/
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For filly Luna? Eh, I dunno, I don't really see any blue pastels there.
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JeNnDyLyOn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome gallery yourself, my friend :gallery: Keep up the great work!
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