I often reference the vast Star Wars wiki site Wookieepedia when I write my posts. Sometimes for ideas, other times to verify something I am not sure about, perhaps to check a spelling, or occasionally I simply don’t know anything about a character.
So when I went to check a couple of facts for today’s post about Kanan, here is what I found:
Season 3 Spoilers? Already? In case you missed the announcement last week, Star Wars Rebels Season 3 starts on Sat. Sept 24 at 8:30 pm. That means we have over a month to go, but obviously Wookieepedia knows A LOT that I don’t, so for now I am staying far, far away from that particular page. (I hate, hate, hate, HATE spoilers).
Speaking of potential future story lines, a lot of fans want Hera and Kanan to end up romantically involved. At this point it is pure speculation and wishful thinking, but I understand that there is a fair amount of fan fiction devoted to this possibility (though I have not read any of it). However, I am not sure I agree this would be good for the show. I really like their relationship now. It is obviously based on a complete trust of each other, as well as a strong love and respect. Sure, the romantic in me would love to see them together, and yes, their crew almost see them as “mom and dad” anyway.
BUT…. romantic tension can ruin a good show very quickly. And the more interesting story line is not necessarily the one that would be most satisfying emotionally. So seeing two capable single heroes of the opposite sex, NOT getting romantically involved would be a refreshing change.
Karan is #62 in the Perler bead/cross stitch/crochet/knitting/Lego/pixel/mosaic pattern series. (and you can bet good money that next week we will be featuring Hera 🙂 )
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 – Light Brown
Perler Beads – Brown
Perler Beads – Cranapple
Perler Beads – Light Blue
Perler Beads – Turquoise
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!