Rose Beads


4 cups fresh roses

1 cup water

4 large or 12 small rusty nails

Grind the petals and mix with the water. Put into a cast iron pot with the nails and simmer for 1 hour. Leave in pot overnight. Repeat the simmer for 2 more days add a little water when needed. Grind again. The mixture should now resemble clay. Roll into marble sized balls. Set aside on paper towels for 2 to 3 days. String onto dental floss so they are not touching. Hang to dry, rotate the beads every couple of days until they become hard.