I mentioned before that Sabine is #1’s favorite Star Wars Rebels character. Mine is Hera. She might not be quite as flashy, but her level-headedness and cool under pressure greatly appeals to me.
One the one hand, I think it is her ability to keep the Rebels in check while being a kick-ass pilot and leader that makes her so much fun. One the other hand, I have to admit that it bothers me that she is so often referred to as the “mom” of the series. I realize that those are probably 2 sides of the same coin, and I maybe I should embrace it.
Would a male pilot and leader of a band of rebels ever be referred to as the “dad” of the gang? Is it a compliment or sexist, to refer to Hera as the “mom”? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts in the comments section!
Maybe the parental comparison is appropriate in this case, since Kanan is the mentor (father figure) of Ezra, the crew members are all “orphans” in one sense or another, and given the underlying relationship between Hera and Kanan. The two of them become the de facto parents of the rest of the crew.
Hera is #63 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 – Light Brown
Perler Beads – Brown
Perler Beads – Light Blue
Perler Beads – Turquoise
Perler Beads – Red
Perler Beads – Kiwi Lime
Perler Beads – Grey
Perler Beads – Dark Grey
Perler Beads – Prickly Pear
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!