How to Make a Rosary Out of Tissue Paper
A rosary is a string of beads, often a cross or a crucifix, that aids in prayer. It is often used by Catholics to track their prayers. Rosary beads are usually connected in a number of ways, including knots or rings, depending on the length of the necklace. These are not meant as an outward display of faith; they are more of a devotional tool. The most obvious way is to tie the beads together, but there are other less labor intensive methods.
Making a rosary out of flowers is an excellent way to reuse your favorite petals. To save time, you could use the quick dry method, a process that will not require you to wait weeks for your blooms to dry out. You can also find a variety of kits available at Oriental Trading Company.
For an heirloom quality rosary, you will need 53 beads, one for each decade of the rosary. If you want to go big, you can even include a tassel or two. Some people even opt for a multi-tiered rosary, with several sets of beads for each decade. Make sure you are using the right size wire to fit the holes on the beads.
You can also try your hand at bead stringing, a process in which the beads are wrapped with a thin thread to create a decorative pattern. Depending on your budget and availability, you can get a basic rosary kit for $20, including shipping. Or, you can opt for a more upscale rosary for $60, which will include a rosary box and a tassel.
Similarly, you can make a rosary out of a ring, or some colorful tissue paper. Adding a charm will be the icing on the cake. There are many necklaces on the market that mimic the traditional rosary design. However, it’s hard to beat a custom made necklace with your own personal touch. This is an excellent project for adults and children alike, and you can have fun and make a beautiful rosary for less than a cup of coffee.
One of the simplest rosary making techniques is to tie a thin piece of cord around the bead, tying off a knot as you do so. Alternatively, you can wrap the beads in colored thread to add a little extra color to the design.
In addition to the usual suspects, you may find it useful to try your hand at making a rosary out of a few dried rose petals. Roses are a symbol of love and fidelity in the Catholic Church, and they are used in many other ways as well, such as in a flower crown, perfume, or jewelry. Once you have gathered a small batch of petals, you can roll them into tiny discs or blend them into a large bloom. As long as you don’t overdo it, you’ll have a nice set of rosary beads to adorn your wrists or tabletop.
Using a bead aficionado’s knowledge of bead-making techniques, you can create a rosary of any length or style. The most important part of this process is to be patient and enjoy the finished product.