Liam Neeson was a rather unexpected action hero. With the exception of a few movies (most notable Darkman in 1990), when he starred in The Phantom Menace, he was really only know for serious dramas like Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Michael Collins. That he would do a Star Wars movie surprised many, including me. I thought he was too serious and maybe even “high brow” for a movie as “fun” as Star Wars. Turns out the casting was an inspired move.
Neeson added gravitas and a sense of authority that very few actors would have added to the role as Qui-Gon Jinn. The Anakin is “the chosen one” disagreement between Yoda and Qui-Gon would never have worked or been believed if an actor with less clout and credibility had been cast. Who else would we believe could stand up the to Jedi council? Moreover, I honestly think that without the strength of Liam Neeson, the movie would have fallen apart under its own weight (both expectation- and plot-wise).
I am thrilled that, after portraying Qui-Gon, Mr. Neeson has been able to build a VERY successful action movie career using that authority/action combination. He has been in LOTS of thrillers and action movies since. Though, I have to say that personally, I am not a big fan of most of them (Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy of course is brilliant), but that is a matter of taste in movies, not a criticism on his incredible acting abilities.
So today we have Qui-Gon as our #53 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.
Perler Beads – Black
Perler Beads – White
Perler Beads – Sand
Perler Beads – Butterscotch
Perler Beads – Brown
Perler Beads – Light Brown
Perler Beads – Red
Perler Beads – Dark Blue
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!