Monday, January 26, 2015
How to Make Rose Beads
I had a bunch of dried roses collecting dust on my mantel. They were given to me years ago. I used the petals from these dried flowers to make these rose beads.
These were very simple to make and the beads are very fragrant and beautiful. I love the natural texture and earthy color.
The beads will shrink as they dry so be sure to make the beads larger than you want your finished beads, and make the whole larger as well.
If your beads seem crumbly or crack easily as you are forming them, you may need to add a bit more water. I just dip my finger tip into a bowl of water and use that small drop of water to smooth over any rough or cracking areas.
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you are making rose beads yourself, leave me a comment. I would love to know what you plan to make from them.