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Topic: Making beads from rose petals! Tutorial included!  (Read 40619 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008 05:25:57 PM »

How magical!  I love this!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2008 06:41:03 PM »

These are wonderful. I make my own as well. I read a story (cant remember where and not sure if it is true) that these Rose beads were originally what rosaries were made out of.
That is why many folks back in the day associated the smell of roses with saints.
When I make mine I don't cook them down. I just do small batches at a time in a large mortar and pestle. I grind them everyday and then cover lightly. Add just a small amount of water and it takes about two weeks before you get your clay.
There are several ways of doing it though, you can find tons of different recipes on line. I have read also that you can sand them down and polish them once they are good and dry. Also that they become richer and the smell last for years.
I know that the beads that I have from Germany still smell wonderful and that was three years ago.
Thanks for reminding me how much fun this is. Yours are wonderful !!!

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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2008 08:28:14 PM »

I wish I would've known about this when I was wondering what to do with my wedding bouquet. Now I have a vase full of a dried rose petals. A necklace would've been much more memorable.
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008 05:34:56 AM »

Thanks for the great info, Sallyb! 

I saw the bracelet you made in the swap gallery and was wanting to ask you how you made these beads.  We always have so many left over rose petals at the flower shop that just get thrown away.  This will be a great way to use them up.

I love how earthy they look. 
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008 06:35:15 AM »

I am going to make these!! I have a rosary made from real roses that belonged to my grandmother, and I always wondered if it would be possible to recreate the technique.
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2008 07:40:30 AM »

oooh pretty!  Next time my hubby gets me roses I'm going to try this!
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2008 04:30:08 PM »

This is really awesome!  What a labor of love. 

They look really cool, and I bet they do smell divine!
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2008 07:14:26 PM »

I think I'm going to try this after my wedding. I'm going to have so many different flower petals to use, and this seems like a better creative way to keep those flowers!
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2008 07:25:39 PM »

I would love to see pics of other people's attempts at these rose petal beads!  Please post pics if you give it a go!
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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2009 07:31:50 AM »

Wow! I hit this rocks.
Thanks a lot for the tutorial! I will try this as soon as I can find roses enough. Which will be a but though in my Amsterdam apartment...
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