Clean terrarium glass inside and out.
Attach jute twine to glass and hang before filling to make sure length is correct.
Pour hematite sand into teardrop and give it a gentle shake.
Coil a sprig of old man’s beard lichen into soft ball and poke it through the opening so it sits toward the back.
Add a sprig of feather moss and drop white pebbles over some of the bare hematite sand toward the front.
Care: Old man’s beard lichen and feather moss both appreciate a bit of indirect light (low or bright is okay). Spritz the living elements a couple of times a week—once a week if in lower light or a cooler location. Or skip the watering and just allow them to dry.
Tip: This terrarium can be suspended and then filled, or filled and then suspended. If you fill it before suspending it, try setting it on a feather pillow or blanket—or in a rubber kitchen bowl to contain excess materials. A dexterous pinkie finger or a piece of bent wire or pipe cleaner are good tools for manipulating pebbles or fluffing moss.