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Ivy Bowl Terrarium


  • 5 1/4" clear glass ivy bowl
  • 3"-wide silk cactus
  • 1 lb. polished river rock
  • 18 hematite gemstone chips
  • 18 tiger's eye gemstone chips
  • 18 jasper gemstone chips
  • 18 green glass beads (6mm round)
  • 12" 24-guage wire
  • silver crimp bead
  • needlenose pliers
  • wire cutters

Designer Tips: This lifelike terrarium couldn't be easier to maintain–a silk plant means you never have to water it! Makes a great housewarming or hostess gift–or a fun, easy way to brighten up your home.


  1. String one hematite, one tiger's eye, one jasper and one green glass bead onto the wire. Repeat the same sequence until you've used all the gemstones and beads.
  2. Wrap the beaded wire length around the neck of the ivy bowl, then run both of the wire ends through opposite sides of the crimp bead. Use needlenose pliers to squeeze the crimp beads and hold the wire ends in place. Use wire cutters to trim any excess wire.
  3. Place the river rocks in the bottom of the ivy bowl. Tuck the cactus into the rocks, using the rocks to hold the plant in place.

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