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Water Beads 

Water Beads - Just add Food Colouring and Light




Water Beads are a water absorbent polymer, which are able to absorb and hold water for a long time.

They act as a reservoir to store water, ideal for fresh flower arrangements as they supply water whilst offering a decorative effect also.


Using any of the Submersible products light can be added to create even more visual effects.


Very simple to use - add one 15g packet to 2 litres of fresh water (or one 3g packet to 500mls).  Allow to soak for 8-10 hours / overnight.  Drain off any excess water the next day.


Food colouring may be added to the water to colour the Clear Water Beads.  Don't be shy - use a good amount to make water darker than you require as inflated water beads will still be translucent.


Water Beads once they have fully absorbed the water will be approximately a small marble size (some variations can occur & this is the nature of the product).


DID YOU KNOW .... Water Beads can also be used as 'invisible oasis' for flowers such as Gerbera Daisies (also called Transvaal Daisies here in SA).  Take a look in the Gallery below

AND you can make 'things' appear to be suspended in water - place your goodies as you wish among the Water Beads & then top up slowly with clean water.  The Clear Water Beads then just 'disappear' once you add water to the vase (NB: items must be water proof or you don't mind them getting wet) 



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Create Suspended Decor with Clear Water Beads

Thanks to Petal Dunk for the photo

Click on image to follow Niki & her creativity on Instagram


Clear Water Beads - 1 x outer packet with 10 x 15g sachets inside.  One 15g packet will produce 2 - 2.5 litres in volume of fully expanded Water Beads.  2mm - 2.5mm - after water absorption 12mm -15mm  


NEW to increase the range for you - same great product in a variety of colours 

Opaque White Water Beads                    Blue Water Beads                    Glow In The Dark Water Beads

1 x outer packet with 10 x 15g sachets inside (one model per pack).  One 15g packet will produce 2 - 2.5 litres in volume of fully expanded Water Beads.  2mm - 2.5mm - after water absorption 12mm -15mm 


Need a large quantity - Bulk Buy Large Water Beads in Clear - 500 gram and 1 kilo bags now available - contact me for details 



CAUTION: Keep water beads out of reach of children (unless supervised play activities).  Do not swallow.  Discard water & do not drink/eat the water beads.  The crystals once expanded in water are slippery - beware of dropping on the floor.



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