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Name of stay cool beads for quilting strip?

Old 08-19-2010, 12:35 PM
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Please... Can you tell me what the beads are that when they are soaked in water they enlarge and soften and help you to stay cool. I want to put these into a quilted strip. They were sold a few years back in just a long strip to put around your neck. They didn't last long, so I want to put them in a quilted strip. My house is soooo hot and I am miserable. I think this project would help me, but I can't remember the name of the little beads or pellets. Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:39 PM
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search for neck coolers on this board. There is a link to order some on line.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:39 PM
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I know what u mean....I have some crystals...usually used as a plant potting mixture additive...

Try http://www.smelly-jelly.crystals.us/
These are exactly what u want
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Thank you so much!
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:55 PM
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are those the gel ones you add to soil to keep it moist, maybe gaden center
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:10 PM
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Soil Moist Granules. Blue and white package with yellow roses and pink tulips on the front. On the back is a tomato, some brocolli and carrots. They're put out by JRM Chemical, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
I got mine in the garden center at Walmart a few years ago. I just ran across a bag of them and made a couple of neck coolers for my stepson. He building out buildings in Texas until he's called back to the oil rigs and he's burning up. I just mailed them to him this morning. I'm going to look tomorrow to see if our Walmart still carries them.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:51 PM
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yes, here is a free pattern

http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-...l-Neck-Cooler/

another pattern and you can order them from this site

http://watersorb.com/polymer_cool_neck_bands.htm

also this site and can order them

http://www.crystals.us/smellyjellycoolties.htm
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I've bought them on ebay. Much cheaper than I could find anywhere locally.
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I saw some at Joanns in the floral dept.
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