Prayer Beads

on Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This book from the library inspired me
to make prayer beads.

I am planning a rosary. I am gathering beads from my Grandmother and from my Mother.

I am making a prayer rope from my dried Solstice roses.

I added 1/4 cup water to two cups of
crumbled dried roses.
I mixed the water into the roses until I had a paste.

I folded in a few drops of Rose Absolute.

I pinched off a small amount of paste
and made a ball about the size of a dime.

I made a hole through the rose beads with a darning needle and some ribbon.

 The rose beads are in a flat basket drying on the hearth.
It will take about a week for them to be dry.

I made 24 beads.
After the beads are dry I will string them and spray them with clear varnish.