Darth Maul has seen a big resurgence in the past couple of weeks with the release of the Star Wars fan film Darth Maul: Apprentice by Shawn Bu. I’m glad! (And if you haven’t seen it, take a look here)
Though I don’t hate the prequels (as many do), I do think they have their problems. One of the biggest being how little screen time Darth Maul is given. A back story, as well as more scenes to set up his skills, abilities and “evilness” would have gone a long way to add suspense and urgency to The Phantom Menace.
But more importantly, I think that they killed him off much too quickly. You have to get to know a villain in order for his death to matter. I think his demise would have been much more satisfying if his story arch had been carried into The Attack of the Clones.
Given Ray Parks’s amazing lightsabers skills, had he been given a chance to develop the character, Darth Maul could have been one of the best villains in the whole Star Wars series…as it was done, he was left being the one with the “most potential.”
Note: this pattern would look better with a different background color, but I decided to stick to each character’s lightsaber color for the background to keep everything consistent. So feel free to change it!
As you noticed, we are now back to our normally scheduled pixel Mondays. We are done with The Force Awakens patterns, and will now focus on the oldies but goodies for a while. So here #49 in the Perler bead/cross stitch/crochet/knitting/Lego/pixel/mosaic pattern 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!