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Making Tri-Bead Keychains

Plastic tri-beads come in a huge variety of colors and are fun to use in craft projects. This is a page about making tri-bead keychains.


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By 0 found this helpful
June 10, 2012

I use to make really cute tri-bead people key chains about 40 years ago and I forgot exactly how. Does anyone know how or have the pattern? I would love to teach my grandchildren so they can make Christmas gifts this year. Thank you so much.

By PamalaK from Nashville, TN


June 19, 20121 found this helpful

Hello, I am a little confused, are you asking for the patterns for these Tri-bead key chains for as I look back into this post, April 14, 2011, I had posted that I have these patterns and you were a person that asked for them at that time! Please let me know if you still need them.
Thank you

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October 30, 20150 found this helpful

I have been searching all over for these patterns as well. I used to have a keychain made out of tri beads back in the 70's, but don't know what happened to it. If you still have patterns for tri beads would you be able to email them to me or make copy and mail it to me?

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December 19, 20180 found this helpful

I need a pattern for the tri bead people. I was given a Keychain at church when I was a child and I really liked it, but I lost it.


Now I would love to see how it was made. Thanks. Eileen

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January 20, 20190 found this helpful

Eileen / I am also looking for that pattern- were you able to find it?
Thanks Cynde

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April 13, 2011

Does anyone have a pattern for the little people keychains that are made with tri beads. My great grandmother used to make them and give them to us as kids and I would love to pass them on to my grandkids.

By BushaOf5 from Erie, PA


April 14, 20110 found this helpful

Hi Myantoo, I remember those key chains also. I would love the patterns also if you would not mind sending them to me also.


I would appreciate it so very much. My email is Thank you for your time and kindness. Take care God bless you and your loved ones. Cassie

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December 28, 2012

I am also interested in making the keychains of the lady and the man for these keychains. Does anyone know where I can locate the pattern to make these?

By osheafam

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April 13, 20111 found this helpful

I'm looking for a pattern for a key chain that used tri-beads and a round bead with a face. Does anybody know where I could find it? I would appreciate it very much.


By Gala from Gordo, AL


Pattern for Tri-Bead Chain

I have exactly what you are looking for. There are many different characters you can make. If interested, send email address and I will scan and send the patterns to you. Here is a partial list of what I have. Most of these are "not" actual key chains. However you can follow the exact key chain directions for any of them. Here is the list: cowboy, clown, all types "bead people", tennis player, fisherman, jogger, and the list goes on, but the main key chain one is called "Key-Ring Kenny". He is cute. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks Elaine (01/20/2011)

By Elaine

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