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Bead-Embellished Address Book

Bead-Embellished Address Book
Bead-Embellished Address Book

Designed by: The Discount Diva
Skill Level: All Levels

Here’s another dollar-store challenge! Transform a $1 purchaseinto a bead-embellished boutique item. Look for address books featuring flowers,and you can give them a cloisonné effect with metallic thread.
Materials needed:
• address book from a dollar or discount store
• 4” x 6” sheet of Treasure Tape™
• Diamond Beadlets®
• Kreinik #12 Braid 094 Star Blue, 221 Antique Gold, 273 Red Orange, 091Star Yellow, 2829 Seafoam (or colors to match your address book)
• Flat-backed flower buttons or cabochons
• shallow pan or tray

1. Cover the front of your address book with the Treasure Tape sheet. (Cutto fit your book if needed, remove the white backing, and lay in place.)Remove red liner to expose sticky top.

2. Lay a flat-backed cabochon or flower bead in the center of several flowers.

3. Begin thread decorating. Match the Tapestry Braid color to your designcolors, laying the thread in swirls, curves, and lines following the patternon your address book.

4. When thread embellishing is complete, lay the book in a shallow pan ortray, and cover all remaining sticky areas with Diamond Beadlets®. Swirlbeads with your fingertips to fully cover the front of the address book.

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.  

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Bead-Embellished Address Book, PO Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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