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Crystal Water Beads Make Lovely Centerpieces

If you are looking to really looking to make your living room pop, you should seriously consider looking into using crystal water beads in your centerpiece. Crystal water beads are very versatile, only require a little water and uniquely add a lot of character to all of your decorative needs. Whether you are using a single color or a variety of colors, the beads give any room an exotic feel without having to spend a lot of money on high priced marble or glass stone. They are great compliments to flower arrangements and really make the arrangements come alive.

The uses of crystal water beads are only limited by your imagination. When displayed in clear glasses or crystal vases, you have an unlimited number of options with decoration. Since the beads are so versatile, you can carefully layer the colors so that the colors of the beads match the surrounding decor of the particular room. You can also use the beads to supplement other house plants. Not only do the beads look beautiful along houseplants, they actually support and help the plants grow. You may also use the beads alone and illuminate them with a submersible light and watch as they beam in all of their glory.

Whether at a dinner party, wedding reception or at any gathering, crystal water beads will give your celebration a beautiful quality that people will certainly be talking about. It’s all about flexibility with crystal water beads. However you decide to use them is unique to your own personality and style. In addition, they are an environmentally friendly and Green product. Create something that contains your own personal stamp on it and looks expensive without costing a lot of money.

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Haunted Water Beads

The days are getting shorter and darkness is exerting its power over the land. That can only mean it is getting close to Halloween! Halloween isn’t just for the kiddies as more and more adults get in on the fun. It’s a terrific time for a grown up spooky dinner party or sophisticated haunted cocktail get together. Whatever you choose for celebrating, Water Beads can enhance your décor. Here are four frighteningly easy projects.

Vampire Kisses: Fill a glass flower vase with regular red beads and arrange black silk roses and black painted tree sprigs. For added effect use some our submersible lights to illuminate the beads, it will look like Dracula has a crush on someone! Add a little Rose Garden Aqua-Scent to complete the scene.

Glowing Orbs: Fill any glass container with your choice of beads; fish-bowl shaped containers will give the best orb effect. Insert a glow stick, glow ring or other glow item that fits the container. The beads will glow with an eerie supernatural light. Try our glow-in-the-dark beads for a really spectacular effect.

Levitating Creepers: Fill a tall glass cylinder with clear beads. As you add beads drop in plastic spiders, bats, worms and other gross creepers. When the cylinder is filled with water the beads will become translucent and the creepy crawlies will appear to levitate!

Mood Lighting: In the right circumstance candles can make the atmosphere mysterious and sinister. Fill glass candle holders with your choice of Halloween colored beads. Push candles down in the beads and enjoy! Think outside the box of just black and orange. Give purple, green and red a try. Our Halloween Regular Party Mix is also a good choice. If you are concerned about open-flame candles our flower lights can be used instead.

The best part of using Water Beads in your Halloween décor is that once the ghostly holiday is over you can dry out your beads and reuse them next year. Get your spook on and contact us to order your haunted water beads!

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Water Beads Are An Amazingly Absorbent Polymer Technology

In the early 1960s, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was conducting work on materials to improve water conservation when they created the modern day absorbent polymer technology. These water absorbing polymers are also know as hydrogel. Imagine these long chains of molecules that are capable of absorbing huge amounts of water with the ability to release it to a plants roots sometime in the future.

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This is the absorbent polymer technology that is used in agriculture, forestry, water conservation and landscaping applications. This technology has real world possibilities as a way to deal with severe drought.

At home this technology is commonly used for plants in containers and flowers in vases. Have you experienced the frustration of checking on a plant only to find it dry as a bone? This can be a daily occurrence in the long hot summer for our outdoor plants. Air conditioning indoors is also extremely drying to everything in your home, including your plants. Adding water beads or water cubes to the soil, or using our Hydro Soil, can greatly extend the amount of time between waterings. Think of this as a water storage system at the disposal of your plants and flowers.

This technology is completely biodegradable and is not considered to be a health hazard. In other words, they are safe to touch, to squeeze through your fingers, and to use in your garden, your houseplants and in your flower vases. By using these beads or cubes, you will not need to water as frequently. This means that you will not need to fertilize as often because your plant food is not washed out of the soil as quickly.

If you want to give your new plantings a head start this fall, add some to the soil before filling in the hole. Add some to your tilled soil and to all your outdoor planting containers. Don’t forget your houseplants and to add some special holiday magic, add some red & green beads to a Christmas vase of Holly or some orange, yellow and red beads to your Thanks giving center piece flowers.

If you would like some decorating ideas or if we can answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Crystal Water Beads Inspiration: Planting Bulbs In The Fall

As our long, hot, summer draws to a close (finally), our thoughts turn toward garden preparations. Time to trim overgrowth, clean and weed flower beds and one of our favorite projects, planning for spring by planting bulbs this fall. Planting bulbs is one of the best ways to insure an amazing display in the spring. It is virtually foolproof.

Here are some tips to insure that your bulbs will thrive and your efforts will be rewarded.

Bulbs should be planted once the temperatures drop into the high 40s to low 50s at night. Around this time you should see the first frosts. Be sure the bulbs are in the ground at least 6 weeks before the first real freeze. If the temperatures are still on the warm side, you can store your bulbs for around a month in a cool, dry place. Do not make the mistake of thinking they will last until next season, they won’t.

When you are ready to plant make sure that you read the planting depth recommendations which will vary from flower to flower. Try to be as accurate as possible. Bigger bulbs are usually planted at about 6 inches deep and smaller bulbs around 4 inches. Look at the bulb and you should see one pointy side and one side with a flatter appearance. Remember: pointy side up.

One of the best parts about plantings bulbs is the opportunity to design. Consider putting your ideas to paper, thinking about colors, including your favorites and with the “big picture” in mind. The best way to plant bulbs is in groups. The more bulbs you group together in the planting, the better the results. Keeping the height of the fully grown flower in mind, plant smaller flowers to the front and taller flowers in the back. An especially eye-catching way to plant is by arranging a group of taller flowers with smaller flowers planted directly in front. This “double decked” effect is very striking.

In the spring, when you have realized the fruits of your labor, don’t forget that fresh cut flowers from your garden need beautiful vases filled with crystal water beads. With many different colors available, you are sure to find just the right one, or combination, to perfectly compliment your bouquet.

To explore the world of crystal water beads, contact us for more information.

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How to Create Simple Centerpiece Decorations Using Water Beads

The first thing you need to do is find a table or shelf that needs a little extra something. Why not create custom centerpiece decorations with dazzling light catching Crystal Water Beads? You can incorporate your favorite plant or you can also use simple and elegant touches like tea light candles or other festive details.

Take color into consideration before creating your centerpiece. The crystal water beads come in a variety of color options. You can mix and match to compliment your decor or you can create an interesting contrast with colors that work together in unexpected ways, for example; let’s suppose you have a dark red dining room wall color and deep brown wooden furniture. You could try mixing the teal shade with clear for a funky and fresh look that will work in spring and summer. Substitute clear for yellow if you really want to add a surge of energy to your look.

The best thing about The Water Bead Store is the fact that there are so many colors to choose from and your style options are endless. The even better news is the fact that you get a lot of product for just a tiny bit of money. You can literally transform an entire space for about $5-$10 and really add that “wow” factor.

The third step is to play around with your beads and find a container to create your one-of-a-kind art work. Try using a crystal bowl or clear glass plate with a turned up edge, add some water and place a few floating candles. You can even add a couple of blossoms from your garden to add an organic and breathtaking touch to your centerpiece decorations.

The final step is to take your dinner party or other gathering to the next level with just a simple, easy, elegant and not to mention inexpensive touch. You friends and family will really be surprised as the candle light plays off of the crystal beads creating a glittery and beautiful eye catching focal point. You can certainly entertain with the best of them now and the fact that it is so easy really makes crystal water beads a decorator’s new best friend. Go ahead and contact us to see more products and ideas.

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