With over 30 colors to choose from, our decorative jumbo pearls comes in many sizes from oversized jumbo pearls to small size pearls for candle votives, create elegant and beautiful centerpieces in easy simple steps. In our photo the size of vase is 7 inch high x 5 inch and 5x5 square vase to give you an idea. When you receive your transparent gel beads (as shown photo #1) it will be very small. But after adding water it will expand as shown in photo #2.
You will need the following items:
1. 500pcs transparent gel beads Of course, if you are using more than 1 vase you will need to order more.
2. 80pcs Mix pearls, prefer no hole pearls for a finesse look or 30pcs is okay too. the amount of pearls you put is entirely up to you. In this photo we have 80pcs mix jumbo pearls. Be creative by mixing 2 colors and adding other elements.
3. Put entire pack (500pcs) into a vase or large container enough to hold 8 cups water. 500pcs makes almost 4 cups as per photo here.
4. Add 6-8 cups water. Process takes up to 6-12 hours for gel beads to full expand. Using warm water can help expedite the speed of growth.
5. Add full grown gel beads into vase.
6. Add pearls
7. Add water up to 3/4 full
8 Stir and mix pearls
9. Add candles
If you have a larger project - 10 vase, 20 vases, just remember to calculate the amount of gel beads you need based on the size of your vase, the larger the vase the more gel beads you will need. 500pcs makes 4 cups as shown in photo to give you a general idea.
Have fun creating something unique.