Admiral Ackbar Perler Bead Coaster

Admiral Gial Ackbar Perler Pattern /// We add new patterns to our blog every week! Click the URL and follow us to make sure you don't miss any! /// Star Wars perler, hama bead, cross-stitch, knitting, Lego, pixel pattern /// Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©. #pixel #pixelart #perler #perlerbeads #hama #hamabeads #starwars #crossstitch #lego #knitting #mosaic #ackbar #admiralackbar maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com    Admiral Gial Ackbar Perler Pattern /// We add new patterns to our blog every week! Click the URL and follow us to make sure you don't miss any! /// Star Wars perler, hama bead, cross-stitch, knitting, Lego, pixel pattern /// Note: Patterns are ©, and your work must include © if posted, and can not be sold. See blog for complete ©. #pixel #pixelart #perler #perlerbeads #hama #hamabeads #starwars #crossstitch #lego #knitting #mosaic #ackbar #admiralackbar maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Admiral Ackbar is one of my favorite Star Wars characters.  (…and I promise, it has absolutely nothing to do with that fact that I do really enjoy a nice plate of deep-fried calamari…).  Visually,  he is a very well-designed character.  The puppeteer Timothy M. Rose, the designers and crew did a fantastic  job making him come to life.  These days, we have gotten so accustomed to CGI, that seeing puppets (when done well), gives me new-found respect for the art form.  I am starting to think that maybe CGI is not necessarily the best way to create visual effect.  Maybe it is becoming too much of a go-to, or a crutch?  Maybe it has become… a trap!

Here is #6 in the Perler bead/cross-stitch/Lego/pixel/mosaic series.

Needed:

How To:

  • Download and print out the pattern provided (mirror it, if you only plan on ironing on only 1 side).
  • Cut out, then tape pattern to the back of the Perler Pegboard so the dots line up with the pegs.
  • Add the Perler beads (tweezers are pretty handy if you don’t have a 6 yr old’s tiny fingers).
  • Carefully move pegboard to ironing board, place parchment (or Perler ironing paper) on top.
  • Iron until the beads start melting together (If you have never done this before, it might take some practice to get it “just right”).
  • Let cool for a bit, remove from Perler Pegboard and remove paper.
  • Optional: turn over, cover with parchment paper and iron on other side. (put something solid and heatproof underneath to make ironing easier)
  • If you only iron on 1 side, place it under something flat and heavy while it cools, to avoid curving.
  • Cut cork about 1/4” smaller than the square, affix to the back.
  • Pour some Bantha milk in a glass, and enjoy!

Tips:

Usually people iron on both sides of the Perler bead design, but I prefer to only do the back. The designs look crisper and more “pixely”.  With the cork on the back, I have not had any problems with the coasters falling apart, but feel free to iron yours on both sides.

Note, if you only plan on iron on only 1 side, you need to mirror the pattern.

Also, the coasters are pretty hard to clean, so try not to get anything too gunky in there.

Get Supplies:

Perler Beads 1,000 Count-Black

Perler Beads 1,000 Count-Parrot Green

Perler Beads 1,000 Count-Red

Perler Beads 1,000-Cranapple

Perler Beads 1,000 Count-Yellow

Perler Beads Clear Square Pegboards 4 Pack

Perler Fun Fusion Ironing Paper 6/Pkg-

Darice Adhesive Backed Cork Tiles   (This is a bit thicker than what I used, but I can’t find the same kind I got)

Note:

Feel free to use these patterns for any personal use – but please do not sell items made with them. Also, feel free to link to this blog so others can download the pattern, but do not download and then re-upload in order to offer them as downloads on your own site/blog. THANKS!

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