(Slight spoilers, but nothing major.) A few days after The Force Awakens premiered, a new term started to be used when discussing it. We had heard adjectives such as, action-packed, fun, scary, glorious, and sad. Then suddenly this noun get thrown into the mix: Bromance. It is a new one in for the Star Wars universe. The closest we have seen to a bromance is Obi wan and Anakin, though that is also a mentor-mentee relationship, so it doesn’t quite qualify.
Now we have Poe and Finn. They don’t have a lot of screen time together, but it is obvious that there is a connection, and it is really fun to watch!
The bromance talk has now turned into speculation whether this is the first openly gay relationship in the Star Wars universe. It’ll be really interesting to see if we, the audience are simply reading too much into things; or if they are setting something up for the next 2 movies; OR, maybe they are testing the waters to see how accepting the audience is of this plot line – and then they’ll adjust the script accordingly. With the Star Wars franchise having broken all kinds of other barriers in choosing the new generation of heroes, I would not be surprised if they end up taking Poe and Finn’s relationship a step further in episode VIII. Either way, I really look forward to seeing more of their banter on screen.
In case you are wondering… YES, OF COURSE, I have patterns of Poe in a helmet and his X-Wing as well, and I will post those in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. Until then, here is the ninth of our The Force Awakens patterns, and #38 in the Perler bead/cross stitch/Lego/pixel/mosaic series.
NOTE: We spent A LOT of time making these designs, and are absolutely thrilled to see that they are becoming so popular, but we want to remind you that we should get credit when they are used. So, if you show your work using our designs anywhere (online as well), put a “Pattern © Anette Nam Design” and link to “Maythefourthbewithyouparty.com” somewhere close by. THANK YOU! … and as always, you may not sell any products made with these patterns.)
Needed if you make Perler Bead Coasters:
- Perler Beads
- Tweezers (optional)
- Perler Clear Pegboards
- Removable Tape
- Printout of Pattern (download above image)
- Baking Parchment Paper (Perler Ironing Paper)
- Heavy Object with Flat Bottom
- Cork sheets with Adhesive Backs
- Scissors or X-acto Knife
- Bantha Milk (optional)
- 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!