This group of work came about because I wanted to make my co-worker and good friend something special for her birthday and I knew how much she loved my succulents. I have a house full of them, and three years ago for the Spring craft fair I brought in a bunch of cute terrariums with air plants, succulents, and the like. They were a hit and since then folk keep asking me if I am going to do it again.
Well, no, on account of half the people killed their plants within a month (how in the world do you kill a succulent??) and also it was hard for me to let go of plants that I had been nurturing for 6+ months to get them ready for the sale. But then it dawned on me that I could just make faux succulents; sort of how Athena made the mechanical owl for Perseus in Clash of the Titans ('Not my beloved Bubo!').
So I made a few desk top terrariums (the air plants are real):
And a few adorable mini- terrariums. The base is about the size of a quarter:
|This is my favorite! And the one I am keeping.|
And, Christmas ornaments in two sizes! But really, I think you could hang these in a window all year long:
In a strange twist of coincidence, the day I started on these, I saw that the new PolymerCafe magazine came out with the cover being succulents. So weird! I ordered it but it hasn't come in yet. They probably have a much better technique for making these than I managed - but we shall see!