These beads are made from the petals of the rose. It is a great way to save the beauties of the spring and summer. When you wear any jewelry made with these beads the heat of your skin releases the fragrance of the roses they are made from. No need for extra perfume. It is said that these are what the original rosaries were made of.
This is a craft easy enough for children to do and can be quite fun as long as the kids have some adult supervision. This could be done for Girl Scouts or church groups for vacation bible school. Light colored roses will make a brown bead and the darker roses will make beads that are almost black. The materials for this craft are pretty straightforward, but in case you have trouble finding rose essential oil it can be found online just Goggle essential oil. You want perfume oil, as it will have the strongest scent.
Cool idea! I like it. Just how much essential oil do you put in per batch? What colors do you get if you use white roses? Thanks, Carol
I would make it strongly scented so it lasts a long time. White rose petals would give you a light yellow colored bead. If you have ever dried rose petals you know that they change color as they dry as would the rose beads. Hope this helps.
You are the answer to my prayers. I have been praying about make real rosary beads for some time, and here you come telling me how to do it. I thank you so much. denise
I just have a question- -is this done with dried rose petals or still fresh ones?