Rose Petal Beads Page 2. On the fourth day the petals and water will be reduced to a smooth paste, take a small amount and roll it between your palms forming beads a inch in diameter. Pierce each one with a needle for stringing, let the beads dry on newspaper in a warm closet. Thread the beads onto silk thread for your necklace. These beads will last for years, retaining their fragrance and turning a polished red sienna color.