Post # 1
I was looking online for some ways to save my bouquet, and i came across a little site where you can take petals from your bouquet and make them into beads!! so all you do is take a bunch of petals from your flowers and dry them out, then you crush them up. Take a transparent or what ever colour of fimo or polymer clay and mix some crushed petals into the clay and make a small bead. Stick a pin through it and let it dry or bake it. Now if you make enough beads you will have a beautiful necklace/bracelet/anklet forever, its a super cute keepsake of your wedding flowers!! soooo excited to do this!
here is one someone else did!
this one is made from rose petals
what do you bees think?? good idea? bad idea?
Post # 3
I’d imagine that you’d see decay and loss of petals in clay. I’d wager it would be safer to use an epoxy or a resin.
Post # 4
you dry them out first, i already looked that up and theyll be fine
Post # 5
That’s great! I wonder if petals from 2 years ago are dried enough. 😉 It would be a great keepsake and something cool to pass down if a daughter was sentimental like that.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
That’s a really cool idea. I love it. I may have to look into it.
Post # 7
Most pink and white flowers will dry brown/yellowed. You would have to really powder the petals to get a consistent color. Also, you’d need to glaze the beads to get them to shine like those pictures.
I have found that pressed flower petals retain more color than just air-dried flowers. It prevents the flowers from getting brown veins and keeps the dust off while the petals dry.
Post # 8
I think that is a really fab idea! Would be lovely to pass down to your future daughter etc etc.
Post # 9
Very cool idea! A little too tedius for me though!