Imbibing herbs may seem like the best way to get to know them, but there’s another way to engage with them that’s fun and creative. In this blog post, Herbal Academy of New England’s Rachel Johnston explains how you can craft beautiful beads from herbs by rolling them like dough. While the beads are fragile, which Johnston sees as a reminder “of the changing nature of Earth,” they can hold up for a long while if treated carefully.
Here’s what you need to make them:
- A variety of powdered herbs
- Bentonite clay powder
- Bamboo skewers, toothpicks, or thin wire
Learn how to transform them into beads here.