Post # 1
Hoping you guys can help. Wedding is upcoming and we’re just making sure we are prepared. Filled a jug with different kinds of water beads for over the recommended 12 hours, then put them into two cylinder vases, filled one with water with a floating candle and then the second didn’t. When you see these water beads in centerpiece pics online, they have water in them and you can clearly see the beads, but when I filled with water, you can only make out the outlines of the one on the left as they are not easily seen in the water.
So to recap, I’d like water to be in the vase and for it to look like the vase on the right with a candle floating on top of the water at the top.
Any ideas or do I need to go with marbles, etc?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I say don’t fill it with water. I think the candles look fine sitting on the marbles. Only issue is that the wax is going to melt onto the marbles instead of dripping into the water. I definitely like the look of the marbles better than the water on the marbles.
Post # 4
That is so bizarre!!! I never thought the water would make the marbles blend together like that. It still looks nice, just different. YOu can also try to get some kind of clear round coaster for the candle to sit on to catch wax as it drips off… I don’t think you need the water if you like the look of the vase on the right better
Post # 5
The problem I’m having is that I have alternating centerpieces and the other tables have some smaller vases that won’t look good unless there’s water in them. Anyone have experience using these water beads?
Maybe switch to Marbles?
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
I kind of like the one with water, it’s a nice gentle gradation.
Post # 7
@LemonLavender: I agree. Its very cool to look at!
Post # 8
I like it both ways, but if you want kind of mix between the two, try using less water, i saw that somewhere about the waterbeads…use diff amounts of water depending on what look you want. 🙂