(Some mild spoilers) I hate movie previews, mostly because I hate hate hate spoilers. I was scared that the previews of The Force Awakens was going to reveal too much information, just like most other previews, for most other movies. However, I really have to hand it to JJ Abrams – not only did he not reveal much before hand, some of the stuff we though we knew from seeing the previews, turned out to be wrong. Yet, I don’t feel the least bit tricked.
Going in, we really had no idea who Poe was. Before seeing the movie, I thought maybe he was being set up as a future romantic foil for Rey, and though still a possibility, it does seem less likely now. Instead, as mentioned in last week’s post, there is a fair amount of fan backing for him and Finn pairing up romantically in future movies.
Another question is whether Poe is Force sensitive. He is the best pilot in the rebellion. According to the X-Wing Miniatures Game, Poe is even better than Luke! He has a whopping 31 squadron points, while Luke is only worth 28. So the obvious question is how can he be that good, without using the Force, at least on some level.
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-they are for personal use only.)
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.
Perler Beads – Black
Perler Beads – White
Perler Beads – Sand
Perler Beads – Butterscotch
Perler Beads – Red
Perler Beads – Cranapple
Perler Beads – Light Brown
Perler Beads – Orange
Perler Beads – Dark Grey
Perler Beads – (Light) Grey
Perler Beads – Kiwi Lime
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!