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Crystal Water Beads Polymer Gel Size Comparison

The below table compares the size of different types of beads when dehydrated and hydrated.

Regular Beads

Dry (left) & Hydrated (right)



Large Beads

Dry (left) & Hydrated (right)



Marble Beads

Dry (left) & Hydrated (right)



Rock Soil

Dry (left) & Hydrated (right)



Gel Cubes

Dry (left) & Hydrated (right)



Jumbo Balls

Dry (left) & Hydrated (right)

Jumbo Balls Dry    Jumbo Balls Hydrated

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Top Indoor Plants to Use with Water Marbles and Beads

Top Indoor Plants to Use with Water Marbles and Beads

Water marbles and beads are a wonderful way to stop worrying about watering your indoor plants as often. They are made out of a special polymer gel powder that will eventually break down into water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. Not only do they provide water for plants, but water beads also look beautiful as well. Here is a closer look at some of the benefits to using these beads and marbles, as well as a look at some of the top indoor plants to use with them.

Benefits of Using Water Marbles and Beads

Using these beads and marbles provide many excellent benefits. The following are some of the important benefits these water beads and marbles have to offer.

Benefit #1 – Steady, Slow Moisture – One of the benefits these beads have to offer is steady, slow moisture for your plants. This is particularly handy for individuals that do not have time to water plants on a regular basis.

Benefit #2 – Replaces Dirt or Potting Soil – For some plants, these water marbles can actually replace the dirt or soil, which means you don’t have to worry about the mess that dirt and soil can create. Of course, they can also be used along with soil to ensure the soil has constant watering.

Benefit #3 – Decorative Appeal – Last, these marbles also provide decorative appeal to your plants. They can stabilize plants while adding something special to your home décor. Just a few of the lovely colors available include purple, orange, black, clear, aqua, yellow, pink, coral and green.

Great Indoor Plants to Use with Water Beads and Marbles

Many different indoor plants will do well when you add these beads to them. Some plants will do well with just the beads. However, some plants are better with soil and beads. Other plants may not do well with the beads, since certain plants don’t need as much water as other. Some plants could even rot and die if you use the marbles with them. This is why it’s important to know which plants will grow well with the marbles.

Indoor Plants That Work Well with JUST Beads – One of the plants individuals commonly use these beads with is bamboo. It does very well with the beads. Other plants that will work well with JUST the beads and no soil include dragon plant, spider plants, arrowroot, heart leaf philodendron plants, dieffenbachia, dracaena and palms.

Other Plants That May Work Well with Marbles and Beads – Some other plants that work well with marbles and beads, often with soil and marbles combined, include schefflera, aloe, inpatients, paper whites, begonias, elephant ear and cypress.

DON’T Use Beads with These Plants – Certain indoor plants will not do well with these beads. Plants to avoid using with them include orchids, cacti and succulents.

As you can see, many plants will do well with water beads. Keep these guidelines in mind as you choose plants that you want to supplement with water marbles. You’ll make it easy to keep plants watered while adding something beautiful that complements yours plants’ natural beauty. If you have any questions on what water beads are and how they work, contact us and maybe get on over to our site and get in on some of those great specials!

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Make Your Own Party Mix with Crystal Water Beads

What are water beads? They are decorative elements that let you be just about as creative as you want to be with your home decor all year long without spending a lot of money.

Water beads start out in a small packet of little beads. When you add them to the proper amount of water they turn it into a colorful and decorative solution for those vases you have around the house.

One of the most appealing features of water beads is that they feel so cool to the touch. Little kids love to run their fingers through them as do adults if they were to be totally honest.

You can find many ways to decorate using Crystal Water Beads especially when you make your own party mix, an option available on the web shop.

What are the make your own party mix options? Choose two, three or four water bead colors to build your own mix of color water beads. You can choose from large or regular sizes.

Color options include Black, Orange, Blue, Clear, Yellow, Coral, Gold, Purple, Green, Pink, Teal or White crystal water beads to suit your personal color tastes and decorating style. You can mix and match your colors and sizes.
Eack party mix pack weights 5 grams and will make approximately 3 cups of hydrated beads. They are non-toxic (still not for human consumption), non-fading, odorless, biodegradable, economical and make a good alternative to soil.

You can use them in small to large vases or other clear glass containers to decorate for any holiday including Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. You can be as creative as you want and add various elements to your vases/clear containers for unique decor.

If you are not creative you can find unique ideas for using these beads online and for holiday decoorating. Pre-packaged party mixes are also available if you are not the type who feels confident about choosing your own colors. It is also easier for people who live very hectic lives. You get to choose from regular sized or large water bead party mixes.

If you want to jazz up your decor and your party mix you can do so with Aqua Scents also available when you are choosing your party mix blends. This way you have the decorative element that adds beauty to your home no matter what the season and pleasant scented solutions to create a fresh-smelling environment.

There is so much you can do with this absorbent polymer technology. If you have questions or concerns about this kind of product you can contact us and your queries will be addressed.

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Crystal Water Beads: Not Just for Grown-Ups

As the weather is getting cool and leaves are fading fast, we tend to move our activities indoors. No more pool parties or fun days in the park for awhile, which can sometimes be a hassle if you’re a party planner. Children’s birthdays can get especially difficult when they must be held in the months between October and February. How many parties at Chuck E. Cheese can one person plan?! And if you can’t go outdoors and let nature do the decorating, you’re often times left with the “streamer and balloon” go-to. Ho-hum. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Crystal water beads can turn a blah cake table, decorated with crepe paper and confetti, into a wow highlight of your party.

For your little princess, there’s a pink, purple, and clear water bead party mix on sale right now that would go great in a vase, surrounded by all the sparkle and frills you can stand. And our submersible water lights would add even more “bling” to her glitzy celebration.

Do you have a ittle boy who is exactly that? ALL BOY? Grab some black and gold water beads for an awesome centerpiece at a Batman bash. Or you could snag our regular party mix containing blue, green, and orange beads (which is also a special item on sale right now) and turn your party place into Lego Land.

And if your little ones aren’t so little anymore and have outgrown princesses and Legos, water beads can spice up their parties, too. Shabby chic is all the rage right now. So take a white and coral party mix, or even a white and teal mix and fill up some Mason jars and top it off with a twine bow. Your teen girly-girl will find out how “in” you really are! And for that tough-guy who’s too old for Super heros and cartoons, pick up the large red, black, and white party mix to match his rock-n-roll attitude. And those red, black, and white beads? Yep, also on sale!

So don’t let the coming winter put the gloom on your kids’ parties. Get creative with some Crystal Water Beads and make being trapped inside a little more bearable. If you have any questions on what water beads are and how they work, contact us and maybe get on over to our site and get in on some of those great specials!

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Water Beads Are Perfect For Themed Decorations

Water beads are these perfect little soil crystals that not only keep your plants hydrated but can be used for most any theme. Whether it’s for a wedding, party or that you simply want to make your home look stunning with a themed idea, water beads help any decoration look beautiful.

For instance, if you have a home near the water and love a nautical theme, you can get water beads in a variety of colors. Imagine how pretty blue, white or teal water beads will look in your vases. The red and green water beads are an excellent choice for your Christmas ideas and there are a variety of colors available that are perfect for parties and events.

The best thing is that the water beads last for quite a while. Once you use them you can expect them to last about a couple of years. If they are stored after all of the water is removed and kept in an airtight container you can get much longer; up to a few years.

That means you can use the ones you want during holidays and show off your decorating skills with themed ideas throughout the rest of the year.

Your guests will love how beautiful your arrangements look and you’ll love how easy it is to create. Not only are these clean and easy to use but they are perfect in any environment. When you’re ready to create an elegant and impeccable look to your home or event just contact us and we can help you find the right colors and ideas for your creation.

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