After a break to collect creative ideas, it is time to head full speed towards Ramadan. I have prepared so many great crafting ideas and DIY instructions for you that I can hardly wait to share them with you. In order to increase the dattelbeere community, you can find me on YouTubenow. YAYYYY:-D Check it out sometime. Today I will show you how you can make your own beautiful prayer beads by using modelling material. Prayer beads, also known as tasbih or tesbih, can be found in almost every Muslim household. This customized version is not only beautiful but also a great present for your loved ones.
DIY TASBIH & PRAYER BEADS MADE OUT OF MODELLING MATERIAL
YOU WILL NEED:
- Modelling material (clay)
- Tear-resistant thread
- Aluminum foil
- Roll-out tool
- An oven-proof baking pan
- Nail polish
SHAPING THE BALLS
At first you should think about what kind of prayer beads you would like to make. Either a long tasbih with 99 pearls or a short variation with 33 pearls, which is the one I made. I have decided to use approx. 1 cm (25/64 inches) ball diameter for the prayer beads. Since we will be adding another layer of modelling material later on for the pattern, towards the end the pearl will have a diameter of approx. 1,5 cm (39/64 inches).
In addition, you will need 2 spacers made out of balls. This is needed to let you know when a unit of beads is finished. You will need 7 more pearls in order to close off the tasbih. In total you will need 42 balls for the small version and 108 balls for the longer one.
Now we would like to incorporate the marble pattern into our prayer beads.
If you would like to know how to continue, you should definitely watch my new YouTube video. There I will show you how you can create your own beautiful tasbih in no time:
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Let me know if you already include a tasbih in your prayer routine or if you would be interested in including them starting now.
Lots of Love & Salam