Try a Vintage Beading Project: Tri-Bead Fun

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Check out the cover projects from Tri-Bead Fun by Audrey Moore.
Tri-Bead Fun features a great technique for creating chenille-stem flower petals.
Check out the cover projects from Tri-Bead Fun by Audrey Moore.

Check out the cover projects from Tri-Bead Fun by Audrey Moore.

Photo: Audrey Moore

I found a copy of Audrey Moore's 1972 beading how-to magazine Tri-Bead Fun at Knittn Kitten, and I love her mix of ideas! There are some fun embellishments, jewelry, and crafts projects in the collection such as beaded plaques, Christmas ornaments, necklaces, bracelets, and keychains.

I especially like her technique for making chenille-stem flowers; just adapt the petal shape and size to make daisies, daffodils, or tulips.

The pamphlet is part of legendary crafter Hazel Pearson's Creative American Craft Series, which were written by a rotating series of her guest artists. As Cathy Callahan says in her excellent blog post on the subject, "Based in Rosemead, California, Hazel was a powerhouse. In addition to her how-to books, she taught classes, and put out a full line of craft supplies as well as her famous Kaboodles craft kits." You can find other issues from Hazel's fantastic Handicrafts For Fun Library on eBay or at thrift stores. And for more on vintage crafts in general, check out Cathy's excellent blog, Cathy of California.

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Comments (2)

Vintage_Wedding_Ring writes: I think it's a terrific idea and it looks awesome!
Posted: 8:05 am on February 6th
trusk4u writes: Ahem! I'm not sure if I should say this or not,but I remember these being around our house.! Not quite sure how they got there because my Mom was not a crafty person. They were fun for me though!
Posted: 7:16 pm on June 7th
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