xyliaheartterrarium
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"My mom gave me this terrarium a few years ago and, sadly, the plant died. I just had the vessel and some bits of glass left. I wanted to bring it back to life, so I plucked a few hens-and-chicks off another container and plopped ’em in. I was inspired by a visit to Artemisia and added some black hematite sand for the base."

xyliaburos
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"I love this terrarium — it may be my favorite. I decided to call it ‘Fortitude’ because it’s long and narrow and reminds me of a fortress design, and represents a quality I’ve been learning to cultivate lately: mental and emotional strength, or courage in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation. I love its simplicity and the ratio between regular sand and then the hematite sand, two plants, and crystal. All the fun stuff is at the top – it’s follows the rule of thirds. The vase is from a thrift store, the natural sand from a garden shop, and the hematite from Artemisia."

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"A friend approached me to design a terrarium for his wife. I asked him to tell me more about her and her aesthetics. Months ago, she’d mentioned wanting a terrarium for a particular table, so he’s hoping that she’s forgotten so he can surprise her! The terrarium picks up accents of color from the space where this will sit, and she loves clean, modern design: hence the white sand and overall simplicity. The two crystals symbolize their partnership, as does the heart-shaped succulent. The flag was from my personal collection of local handmade artifacts — it says ‘You are loved’."

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