Water beads are a revolutionary new and unique water conserving
product for plants and cut flowers – they are ideal for hanging baskets
The beads are being used in beautiful style by homeowners, interior
designers and large companies alike. Water beads change water into
colorful shining beads, that resemble crystal balls in a clear glass
Simply put the small packet of beads into water. The water beads will
expand, and you pour off the excess water. Put the remaining beads into
a clear glass or plastic vase or bowl and insert your plant, fresh
flowers or artificial flowers. For added beauty many people add a
submersible light to really make the beads sparkle. This amazing new
product combines environmental protection and beauty.
Water Beads come in eleven colors to match your event theme and
design ideas. They can be reused and washed and they’re non-toxic with
One small packet of 5 grams of beads will produce about 500 grams of
beads once they are hydrated. Soak overnight to a ratio of one vial of
beads to 50 parts water. You can add more water or pour out any extra
water when the beads expand. They can also be used to water
potted/garden plants and flowers. This product is non-polluting and will
not fade. It is reusable as long as you add water to rehydrate the water
beads (approximately every 7-9 weeks). Of course, this product is not
edible and should be kept away from small children.
Water beads can be used as a decoration for birthdays, baby/bridal
showers, graduations, anniversaries, baptisms, weddings, etc.Additional
uses: handicrafts and home decorations, growing plants on vertical
structures, bare root treatment and storage, growing plants without
soil, feed lot clean-up, water absorption from gasoline/diesel fuel
tanks (the Water Beads will not absorb petroleum products; only the
water), and dust abatement in construction and mining.
Don’t be confused by lower price and less quality.
There are three qualities of Water Beads.
Beads absorb water but do not leach it out. They remain rubbery and
have no benefit to plants.
Beads absorb water and leach it out. They are not colorfast and dye
the water to color it. When removed form water, they appear clear. The
dyed water will stain counters, rugs, grout, tablecloths .etc.
Top quality beads are colorfast throughout. They readily absorb water
and leach it out to plants. They are non-toxic and reusable. Simply
rehydrate when they begin to shrink.
On our site you can only buy the finest quality Water Beads available.
And you’ll be happy that you spent a few pennies more for the genuine
Water Beads – Going Green
This post is part outrage, part guilt and part apology to the planet.
For some time now we have been selling water beads in polystyrene and
polyproylene test tubes. Literally thousands upon thousands of them.
Why? Sure they look cool and all, but our carbon footprint has to be the
size of the abominable snowman and that’s just what we’ve been guilty
of; an abomination. Shockingly, some continue to use these tubes.
Our customers were impressed with the tidy little packaging in the
slick little plastic tubes. Then they went home, hydrated their water
beads and then threw the tubes into the garbage only to have them
clutter our landfills in crystalline test tube heaps. It was fun while
So, we at waterbeads.net are making the switch to a small recyclable
ziplock baggie for our customers’ packaging needs. We have a green
product in water beads and now we have as green a package as we can
offer while still delivering a fresh and dry product.
As a note to our dealers: If you wish to continue using the test tube
presentation, you can order them directly from: Polystyrene Test Tubes
A competing dealer has contacted our company with unproven claims of
patent applications and insisted that we discontinue the use of the
polystyrene packaging. Gladly! We make this switch not on their behalf,
but rather for the good of all concerned; our dealers, our customers,
our planet. We are not in the business of telling others how to behave.
We can only set an example through our own actions.
How Do Water Beads Work?
Polymer crystals, otherwise known as water beads, are one of those
special items that are almost magical. Polymer water beads gel in a way
very similar to a gelatin dessert. One of their major uses is by the
disposable diaper manufacturers, where they are referred to as super
absorbent polymers. The polymers allow for thinner and lighter
disposable diapers. But that is not where their uses stop. Water beads
come in a beautiful array of colors and sizes. They are great for
distributing a controlled release of water to cut flowers, orchids or
even outdoor gardens.
Add water to the white crystalline flakes or spheres of water beads
and they absorb many times their size in the polymeric gel that forms.
One pound of the water bead crystals holds about 50 gallons of water!
The gel that forms swells by absorbing 30 grams of water for each gram
of the water crystals. Florists also use water beads as a dirt-free way
to store water and to keep cut flowers fresh for a long time.
Construction workers, bicyclists and motorcyclists may be seen
wearing cloth headbands or wearing a cloth collar around their neck. The
crystals are sewn into a pouch in the cloth. The cloth item is then
soaked in water for several hours. A tiny handful will swell up to many
times it size and provide moist evaporative cooling for the wearer.
It takes about 45 minutes to hydrate the typical headband or collar but
the larger decorative water beads will take up to six hours. time. The
same polymer beads can be rehydrated many times.
Other uses of the crystals:
•water and sewerage treatment plants use it to trap and suspend
solid particles to make the solids easier to remove
•soil conditioning in hanging baskets and hanging planters
•paper and textile plants
•manufacturing of dyes, adhesives and permanent press fabrics
Perhaps though the colorful beads are best used in displays of beauty
inside the home. There are submersible light kits available to create a
stunning evening display. Order your water Beads Here!
Colored Water Beads — A Beautiful Way to Water Your Planters
Water Beads bring in beauty and performance to your floral and craft
arrangements and are ideal for hanging baskets and planters.
They are made of a polymer that soaks up, stores, and releases water,
which in turn can make them perfect for fresh-cut flowers and developing
The beads start looking similar to glass decorative marbles (drops).
Precisely how are Water Beads different? Water Beads are much lighter in
weight than glass marbles.
Furthermore, Water Beads can be used as an interesting soil
alternative for growing plants, as well as a water supply for plants and
fresh-cut flowers. Water Beads are a perfect base for arranging
fresh-cut flowers simply because our special liquid beads are soft,
flexible and will not damage the stems throughout positioning. In
addition, the beads are colorfast and have a fantastic, bright visual
appeal (polymer has the light-collecting refractive quality of crystal).
Make your upcoming function stand out with Submersible LED Accent
Lights. The accent lights are a brilliant, eye-catching accessory for
decorative arrangements of all kinds. They are battery-operated, LED
(light-emitting diode)-type lights. They are submersible in hydrated
Water Beads. Placement is easy within a wide variety of arrangements.
Like Beads, Accent Lights are available from WaterBeads.net.Water
(beads) they all about?