Water Beads / Floristry Gel
Create Beautiful Centre Piece Displays with Water Beads
Water Beads, also known as Orbeez, Crystal Soil, Floristry Gel or Water Babies are a water absorbent polymer, which are able to absorb & hold water for a long time causing them to swell to up to +/- 10 times in size.
They act as a reservoir to store water, ideal for fresh flower arrangements as they supply the water & are decorative at the same time.
Add any of the Submersible Light Products for even more visual effect.
Very simple to use - just soak one 15gram pack in approximately 2.5 litres of fresh clean water for 8 hours / overnight. Drain off any excess liquid.
1 x 15 gram pack makes +/- 2 litres of 'inflated' Water Beads
CREATE COLOURS - just add Food Colouring to the water. Don't be shy - use a good amount to make the water darker than the required end result as the 'inflated' Water Beads will remain translucent.
Also available in
Blue Opaque White
If you fill your vase with water too the Water Beads will become invisible so can can act as a support to hold stems in place but without the decorative effect of seeing the Water Beads. Or you could arrange Submersible Tea Lights at different heights throughout a very tall vase & they will appear to be sitting in the water.
Water Beads once fully 'inflated' will be approximately small marble size (some variations can occur & this is the nature of the product).
If flowers are to be left in vase for a few days - top up with some fresh water & see the Water Beads re-expand if starting to shrink.
Water Beads can be re-used - rinse with clean water & store in an air tight container, top up water if they do shrink a bit.
CAUTION: CHOKING HAZARD - KEEP WATER BEADS OUT OF REACH OF UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN & ANIMALS. DO NOT SWALLOW. THE CRYSTALS EXPAND IN LIQUID. DISCARD EXCESS WATER - DO NOT DRINK. SLIPPERY WHEN WET. PLEASE DISPOSE OF SENSIBLY