From my Irish Perfume Friend tonight on Facebook. Looks like a fun recipe. Ruth Ruane of White Witch in Galway Says:
You can save the whole roses, dry them very well and grind in a coffee grinder to a fine powder, you can even use the green part of the whole rose, it makes it much quicker.
Add water to make a clay and work away.
Dry them in an ambient temperature, to hot, eg close to a heat source, and they are sure to crack, too cold and they will dry too slowly and mould. I dry mine hanging from book shelves away from direct heat. I use the wires from inside old electric wires to thread the beads and when they are dry the slip off easily. Decorate them with a needle when the beads are still pliable.
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Ruth Ruane ps the beads smell wonderful if you use fragrant roses, if the roses aren't fragrant use rose water to make the powder into a clay...
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