I am so thrilled about these mala beads that I made!!  You can call them mala beads, meditation beads, or prayer beads... whatever ever fits you best.  Here's a quick tutorial on how to make them!  ETA: I originally found this recipe here!
I tried following the recipe given in the link above but you kind of just work with it till it works for you... I started out with half a cup of herbs... I mixed chamomile and rose petals!
I then put the herbs in a food processor or grinder or whatever you have that will grind them up into as fine of a powder as you can get.
Add about 1.5 tablespoons of flour and then begin adding a little water at a time until you form a nice dough...
Sort of like play dough!
Then once it's working nice for you begin forming little balls... whatever size you want!  While they are still in a dough consistency I used a yarn needle and poked a hole through the center (on both ends for an even hole).  Then I just let them sit for about two days on a paper towel and sort of rolled them around after the first day so the other sides could dry. 

Then I strung through with yarn!  This was tons of fun and I can't wait to make more!! :D

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