Behold: A "Breaking Bad" terrarium

Walter White makes meth. This Etsy artist makes terrariums about Walter White making meth

Published March 14, 2013 10:08PM (EDT)

     (Face of the Earth via Etsy)
(Face of the Earth via Etsy)

Rachel at Face of the Earth creates beautiful miniature ecosystems. Some house delicate air plants, "Reindeer" moss and Foliose lichen of a wonderful blue hue. While others feature tiny, exploded meth labs, and tiny, handmade 1/4-inch reproductions of high school chemistry teachers turned methamphetamine-makers.

From the shop:

This terrarium is an 11" tall ecosystem showing a Hand Sculpted and hand painted miniature interpretation of the well known opening sequence of this fantastic TV shows first season. Lining the bottom of this open terrarium are pieces of blue sea glass, closely resembling the blue crystals "Heisenberg" cooks. Alongside the crashed meth lab is the tiniest depiction of Mr. White you may ever see, handmade at about 1/4" tall, glasses tighty whities and all. The RV is a whopping 1/2" long, hand sculpted and painted. The desert scene is a slight DIY project, with lichen, a petrified mushroom, stones, a tiny tree and reindeer moss to create a great little sustainable ecosystem that you can keep anywhere in your home or office. With easy care instructions, anyone care care for these tiny worlds, from the most experienced botanist to those with a brown thumb.

And because its composed of low-maintenance greenery, this terrarium requires very little water and care to thrive. So whether you're entering day three of a crystal bender or are just too consumed with a "Breaking Bad" marathon on Netflix, the plants will be just fine.



By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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