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Topic: Making beads from rose petals! Tutorial included!  (Read 43521 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2009 10:17:01 AM »

Cool. I've seen rose petal beads before but they were completely different. These are more rustic, which is a nice original alternative.
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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2009 04:07:10 PM »

This is a featured project!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2009 09:52:20 AM »

My 87 yr old mother has a rosary made from rose beads.  She's had it since she was a little girl.  The beads have held up, but the scent is gone.
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2009 06:40:43 PM »

I have also read in the book that I have here that you can add rose oil to the mix if your roses are not the strongly scented kind. AND you can rub rose oil on them if the scent starts to fade.
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2009 03:01:48 PM »

I tried this with light colored roses-whitish pink.I dont recommend using light colored roses.My mixture is a yellow brown,it looks like it belongs in a public bathroom. Im not sure what color the beads will turn out.Any way I can salvage this project? Or should I just start all over again with darker roses?
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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2009 05:01:18 PM »

I have a great aunt who does this. When my dad died, she took the flowers from the funeral and made jewelry for me, my mom, and siblings to wear. They do smell wonderful, and I thought it was a great sentimental piece.
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2009 06:18:22 PM »

I tried this with light colored roses-whitish pink.I dont recommend using light colored roses.My mixture is a yellow brown,it looks like it belongs in a public bathroom. Im not sure what color the beads will turn out.Any way I can salvage this project? Or should I just start all over again with darker roses?

Foisty,  I have only done this once, so I don't consider myself an expert by any means, but if I were you, I'd keep going as I noticed the mix changed colour quite a bit during the process.  It went kind of pinky brown while it was still simmering and even when it was drying it changed quite a bit and became the dark pinky-red-brown that is in the final picture.  Just experiment with it and post up how you went  - I'd love to see some other results!
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2009 03:38:37 PM »

funny thing I saw this..I was thinking about these since I saw it on TV a girl was talking about having a rosary done with roses from her mom's funeral..I thought..hmm..interesting..I wonder how they did that..and viola...

thanks for sharing..

and I am sure your partner loved it..
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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2009 03:53:44 PM »

I decided to throw it out and wait for the red roses in my garden to bloom-Ill be sure to keep you updated.
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« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2009 09:15:23 PM »

Oh, neat! I may try this some day. And actually, my mom has a rose bead rosary... I think it was her mom's. Still smells like roses!
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