melloduck designs

Potted Piranha Plant! | June 17, 2011

I’ve set up shop on Etsy! Check it out here: Mellotron Designs. The banner was made by the rad dudes at Punya Studios–check them out!

Anyway, I’m here to post the project that I’m currently selling on Etsy. There will be more added as soon as summer is over (for those who don’t know, I’m enrolled in an intensive Filipino course for the next several weeks). I got the idea after seeing some 2-D versions of the piranha plant done with perler beads. I wanted to make plants that I could display on a shelf as freestanding objects. As a result…these puppies were born!

From left to right: Piranha plant, nipper plant, fire flower. Original designs by Nintendo.

Who doesn’t love Super Mario Bros.?! These pieces are made using perler beads in order to recreate the pixel design from the original games. The pots are made of terracotta, and hand painted. Lightweight clay is used to provide a sturdy base for the plants.

Here are a few more pictures!

for size reference 🙂

Thanks for looking!

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