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How to Make Flower Rosary Beads

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Overview

Jewelry making can be a relaxing hobby, especially when it comes to choosing interesting materials to use. You can make the petals of roses and other flowers into beads that are easily threaded or can be formed around a chain as they're made. Making rose petal beads a rosary-style necklace is a creative process that doesn't take much time.

Step 1

Cut a strand of gold, threaded-cotton embroidery thread at least 1 foot long, and thread it into an embroidery needle as if you were threading a sewing needle.

Step 2

Put on the latex gloves to protect your hands from the deep-red stain of the rose petals.

Step 3

Pluck one full petal from your rosebud.

Step 4

Squeeze the petal between your thumb and forefinger, and slowly rub it between them, bruising it.

Step 5

Roll your thumb and forefinger together firmly, crushing the petal and rolling it into a small ball. To make a larger ball, repeat steps 3 and 4, and then roll the two rose petals together into a bigger ball.

Step 6

Form the ball into a perfect sphere shape with your gloved fingers. The petal should be very moist, easily balled and dripping with red liquid.

Step 7

Repeat steps 3 through 6 until you have rolled all your rosebud's petals into balls. Set them aside on waxed paper for approximately six hours to dry.

Step 8

Push the tip of the embroidery needle through the exact center of one of your rose petals, and ease it all the way through until it slides to the end of the knotted thread.

Step 9

Repeat step 8 with all the balled-up rose petals.

Step 10

Allow the threaded rosary beads to dry for 24 to 48 hours before removing the thread.

Things You'll Need

  • Single rose bud
  • Embroidery needle
  • Gold, threaded-cotton embroidery thread
  • Latex gloves

Who Can Help

  • DIY Life: Rose Petal Beads
Keywords: rose beads, rosary flower beads, flower beads, beads from flower petals

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Chelsea Hoffman is a professional freelance writer with works published both on the Web and in print. She currently resides in Las Vegas. The author of the new series of horror novellas, titled "Fear Chronicles," Hoffman's work can also be found on environmental websites like Dobegreen.com, where she helps spread environmental awareness with her mighty pen.