Old-fashioned perfumed beads are made in the following manner:

Powdered red-rose petals, 4 ounces, Carmine, 20 grains, Tincture of musk, 1 dram, Gum tragacanth.

Mix all the ingredients together, and add enough of the gum tragacanth to mold into spheres; pierce them before they are perfectly dry. They can be highly polished, or can be incised in various fashions.