Rebels is a REALLY good TV show (the season 2 finale was fantastic!), but I have to admit I still miss Clone Wars (BOTH series). Perhaps this is because the 2 Clone Wars were darker than Rebels has been up to this point… (which is probably why I thought the scary season finale of Rebels was so awesome). The best 3 characters to come out of Clone Wars are Ahsoka, Asajj Ventress and of course CT-7567 (Rex) – and our whole family is thrilled that 2 of those characters are back in Rebels.
Just like Finn put a face and a personality to stormtroopers, Rex changed how we saw clone troopers. Instead of just another sheep (speaking of cloning…), blindly following orders, we get to know him. We see his struggles trying to figure out what his place is in the clone army, how to be a leader, and his decision to eventually rebel by removing his “inhibitor chip”.
Question to all you readers: As you know I have all posts sorted by character name AND type of project. Should I put “Clone Trooper” under “Good Guys and Gals” or “Bad Guys and Gals”? Needless to say, I have Rex under “Good Guys”, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the clone army as a whole.
Seeing Rex alive and well in Rebels was such a welcome surprise! It inspired us to make our pixel Rex pattern. We also made a pattern of him from Rebels, and I promise we will post that when we start our Rebels series of patterns.
Until then here is #52 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!