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, that's not a typo...but I didn't get any hits using that address or

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!!!


  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.

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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!

  8. Hope you enjoyed National Quilting Day!!


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