In my spare time I do some work with teenagers and sometimes we do bead crafts with them, laying out beads on a rack of pins, then ironing the beads until the come together as a whole.
Usually the boards come in stars and circles and can be used to do whatever you like but I’m not that creative, or interested in loveheart shaped coasters.
What I am interested in is Videogames and so I’ve made some Hama Bead patterns for Mario, a Koopa, a Mushroom and a Question Box. They might be bigger than your average Hama board but you can make them in bits then iron them together. I have made the koopa but it got “donated” so no picture . . .
Anyway, here they are, and I may produce more in future.