There is no one as smooth as Lando. He is by far the best ladies man in Star Wars. Obi-Wan is a too much like our dad. Qui-Gon, nice, but, honestly, a bit boring. Mace is cool, but dangerous. Han is pretty rough around the edges. And Luke is, well, our brother. Lando, however, is the guy who one would want to take home and introduce to mom, AND at the same time the one that will make all your female friends swoon with jealousy.
I’m really glad to see that Billy Dee Williams is back in the Star Wars universe with Rebels and Droid Tales series, and I hope we get to hear (and see) more of him in the movie franchise as well.
Until that day comes, here is our Lando Perler design… #25 in the Perler bead/cross-stitch/Lego/pixel/mosaic series.
(NOTE: We spent A LOT of time making these designs, and we should get credit when they are used. So if you post your work using our designs anywhere online, please put a “Pattern © Anette Nam Design” and “Maythefourthbewithyouparty.com” somewhere close by. THANK YOU!)
- 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.
- Don’t forget the Bantha Milk. Enjoy!
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.
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!