Saturday, March 20, 2010

Water Pearl . . . .

Happy National Quilting Day !!!

If there's ever a Saturday to spend in your sewing room guilt free, today is it!

I got several comments on the water pearls I put in my silk flower arrangements so I thought I would pass along what I know.....


This is what the container looks like. It's a small bottle, around 3 inches tall, I should have put something in the picture to give you a reference.

There is a web address on the bottle, mglassvase.com.....no that's not a typo...but I didn't get any hits using that address or myglassvase.com.

After googling "water pearls" I did get some hits, usually on a wedding decorations site. Some folks created some amazing decorations using different color combinations.

I bought them at the store where I bought the silk flowers, they also had colors but someone commented that dye could be added to the water to also create some color.

I have no idea what the long term effects will be to the flower stems or the pearls. So far so good. I can't help but wonder if the pearls go bad or smell after a few weeks. If anything changes I'll be sure to keep you posted.

I do have a confession, even though the lady at the store told me to use just a teaspoonful, I easily used twice that many. Once the pearls started expanding, the ones on the bottom started shoving the ones on the top out the vase, I had pearls dropping and bouncing on my table for hours. It was like a little Cirque du Soleil show.

Now you know as much as I do about these curious pearls!!!


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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the information. I was really wondering about them. I might just have to give them a try now. Funny how they all started pushing their way out of the vase.

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  2. I would have liked to see the show! lol

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  3. Thanks so much for that information. I had never seen them before, but would love to use them once in a while!

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  4. OH I love Cirque du Soleil, wish I had been there to see it, LOL. Funny isn't it how we (at least I do) have to add just a touch more of things like that than directed. I mean, if 1 teaspoon works, just think how great 2 would be. HEHEHE. Thanks for the morning laugh Thelma. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I laughed at your comment about the water pearls popping up over the top of the vase and spilling out onto the table. I was thinking that exact thing was about to happen when I saw your picture yesterday. I am curious about these pearls and will need to find some to check out. Are they non-toxic? I have a feeling two little furried friends might be curious about them also...

    Have a great weekend and happy Quilting Day to you too! I made chocolate cupcakes with "the best frosting in the world" from The Pioneer Woman to take into the quilt shop today to celebrate with everyone who visits.

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  6. OMG that must have some show! Hope you had a great National Quilting Day!

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  7. Thelma, Thelma, Thelma - can't you ever just leave good enough alone?!? i gotta say, i am finding it hard to believe that YOU didn't follow the rules!!!

    bwah ha ha ha!

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  8. Hope you enjoyed National Quilting Day!!

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