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Topic: WWP Round 37 - Lammas Bounty Swap - signups to 07-07 send 07-24  (Read 9832 times)
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2012 07:39:44 PM »

Okay, here's a recipe for scented rose beads from Herbs & Things by Jeanne Rose that I've always meant to try.

1. Gather roses on a dry day, pull the petals off and chop them very fine in an iron mortar or iron pot. [A small cast iron cauldron would be ideal, or a cast-iron frying pan would work just fine.]

2. Add a bit of water or rose water, just enough to barely cover the chopped roses.

3. Heat very, very gently for about an hour. DO NOT BOIL. If you want to do a super perfect job, put the mixture away for the day and repeat this step for three successive days, adding more water or rose water if necessary. The rich deep black color is only obtained by oxidation from an iron pot. It is quite important that you do not boil the mixture but only heat it gently.

4. Oil your fingers with a bit of rose oil [oil with a drop of rose essential oil added, or just plain oil] and roll small bits of the rose pulp into balls.

5. When the beads have dried, thread a heavy needle with nylon line, heat the needle, and thread the balls onto the line. [Nylon line, like fishing line, so it doesn't stick.]

6. It may take a couple of days for the beads to dry entirely. Slide the beads back and forth on the nylon line often so as not to lose the holes.

She also suggests that you can prepare the rose pulp without heating it by letting it sit in the iron pot for five days, stirring and moistening it regularly to keep it from drying out.

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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2012 08:34:05 PM »

I'm jealous of y'all's vegetables.  I'm in the area getting triple digit heat (before the heat index) and my veggies are only just surviving, and I think that's because I have raised beds hanging on to some water.  The snow peas have completely given up the ghost, but the squash plants are hanging on, and so are the tomatoes. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2012 07:30:30 PM »

send questions.
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2012 05:15:36 AM »

Glad to see you all in!

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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2012 05:03:10 PM »

Okay, I'm going to leave sign-ups open for another hour or so while I work on matching partners. Any fence-sitters need to ACT NOW!

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« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2012 07:26:47 PM »

Okay, partners are set and everyone should have a message in their PM box. And a final nagging reminder to PM both me and your partner the postal tracking # when mail your package, and PM again when you receive. Try to post in the swap thread at least once a week so we know you're still around, or let me and your partner know if you'll be offline for a long time.

Happy crafting, everybody!

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« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2012 12:00:54 PM »

ack...all you people who are actually having heat..in ireland we are having floods and flood warnings and it is cold...so much for summer

so I am running off to france for three weeks on tuesday...yay...so I won't be joining you in the next swap, but maybe the one after that. If you want to keep up with our travels we are here.. http://wondervan.weebly.com/
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2012 02:25:32 PM »

OOhh, I'm so excited, I've been stalking my partner and brainstorming all afternoon!
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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2012 06:34:34 PM »

*puts on southern slang* Now hold on there a minute, kind sir, I thought my partner was Sabertooth Pixie?
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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2012 08:24:00 PM »

I am working way to much!! Some how I forgot to sign up for this swap. Cry Cry

I'll be lurking!!! Grin
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