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Ron Beck Designs, Now Available On Michaels MakerPlace

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Michaels Makerplace

Ron Beck Designs


I’m pleased to announce the opening of my newest online shop location Ron Beck Designs @ Michaels Makerplace.

This shop will feature many of my hand designed / handcrafted Artificial Plant and Succulent Designs (Reptile, Aquarium and Human Habitats) along with the upcoming new Desktop Garden Scapes.

I’ll also be designing some specific artificial greenery and flora crafted as House Plants and Home Decor!

Michael's MakerPlace

Michaels new handmade marketplace, Michaels Makerplace, is now open (beta)! Here, you’ll find artisan-made items, live online classes and helpful how-to’s — all in one spot.

Visit their home page here.

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Hand Designed – Handcrafted Artificial Plants, Greenery, Flora and Succulents for Reptile Terrariums, Freshwater Aquariums and Human Habitats. Available @ the following online locations:


My Artificial Plant and Succulent Designs + Tank Accessories, Bushes & Stems, Decorative Pots & Containers, The Gift Shop, Gift Cards and Clearance Items.


My Artificial Plant and Succulent Designs + Tank Accessories, Bushes & Stems, Glassware and Decorative Pots & Containers.


My Artificial Plant and Succulent Designs + Tank Accessories, Bushes & Stems, Glassware and Decorative Pots & Containers.


My Artificial Plant and Succulent Designs.

Custom Orders are available via the Website only.

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Plant Chiropractics

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Sometimes, the road traveled from there to here isn't smooth.

Considering just how much freight is on the move globally, it’s no surprise that many packages arrive ‘beaten up’ or dented. 

And depending on how the contents were packed, things inside the package get bent, crushed and or broken.

Just like the new Green Willow Pepper Grass Blooms I recently received.

Sometimes you can fix the leaf bends / leaf positions and sometimes you cant because of product limitations by the design / manufacturing. So if you are willing to take a chance and use this hot water method, I recommend testing it on just one bloom initially just in case it reacts poorly to the hot water. Low quality plastics might melt and or fade in color. They can also fall part.

The following is the method I used to realign the Green Willow Pepper Grass Blooms. As you can see in the image, the end result was great!

The process is real easy and simple.


  1. Get a few tall shot glasses. Narrow bottom, fluted openings give you more choices how the bloom will look once reformed.
  2. Heat some water in microwave for 1 min. 45 seconds / 1000 watts. Do not use boiling water.
  3. Put a tooth pick into the stem of the bloom.
  4. Place your blooms into the shot glasses making sure all the leaves are positioned correctly. For a tighter appearing bloom, keep the bloom pushed towards the bottom. For a more open appearing bush, keep the bloom towards the top of the shot glass. The wider opening allows the laves to fan out more.
  5. Slowly pour the hot water into the shot glass. Use the tooth pick to move the bloom so that its centered.
  6. Now just let them sit while they soften. The water will naturally start to cool down (room temperature)  so you can remove them after about 30-45 minutes.
  7. Stick the tooth pick into a piece of foam so that the bloom is standing upright while it dries.

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Etsy Star Seller – Ron Beck Designs

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I’m happy to share this achievement with you, being an Etsy Star Seller for the month of April and May 2022, which I recently received from Etsy.

My Etsy Shop


The Etsy Star Seller Requirements:

The Star Seller badge is our way of recognizing sellers with a proven record of providing a great customer experience. To become a Star Seller, your shop must meet certain criteria for messages, shipping, ratings, orders, and sales.

If these core fundamentals of delivering great customer service are achieved over a period of three months, your shop may receive a badge that shows buyers you consistently provide an excellent customer experience.

How your shop is evaluated for the Star Seller badge:

Messages, shipping, ratings, orders, and sales are calculated to determine Star Seller. In order to be evaluated, you need to have been on Etsy’s platform for 90 days since your first sale and comply with applicable policies, including our Seller Policy and our Terms of Use.

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Japanese Grass – Artificial Aquarium & Reptile Terrarium Plant

Artificial Aquarium Plant – Reptile Terrarium Plant

This unique, hand designed handcrafted, Artificial Japanese Grass Plant brings a realistic looking artificial plant to your Aquarium, Reptile Habitat Enclosure or Snake Cage Habitat.

Sometimes, all you want is just one simple plant and this Artificial Japanese Grass is a great candidate. You can also purchase a few and spread them throughout the tank for a minimal, uniformed look.

This design is 4 inches high and 4 inches wide, on a weighted base using aquarium safe gravel. The low profile black plastic base is also food safe. Grass strands are semi soft therefore no fin tares to worry about. Plant is ideal for a Freshwater Aquarium, Turtle Tank, Reptile Habitat or as a Snake Cage Plant.

The black plastic base contains river rock to provide weight and stability to the designs. Base contains about 15+ small sized river rocks, each one individually hand picked and positioned. The base construction is secure and there aren’t any sharp rock edges.

Slight color variances in the plant are possible by lighting type. Plant should not be placed directly under a heat lamp and or near heat source.

Product # PARP414 | PURCHASE

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Handcrafted Artificial Plants – Hand Designed


What does he mean by saying "handcrafted artificial plants"?

One questions that pops up often is “what do you mean, you make them? Don’t you just cut the stems and glue them into a base?”

Yes, many of the plant designs I create are not “made” by me. After cutting all the leaves and stems from their core stem, I then begin the design process. Sometimes its just a matter of bending the stems in a realistic looking pattern, turning the leaves and then securing them all into a base.

I also “create” the base for the aquarium and reptile habitat plants. It is made up of a small plastic (food safe) container which is filled with river rock and then, secured within using nontoxic adhesive.

The art of it is often, it’s construction and creation.

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And then there are the plants that I “make”. I do actually construct & design the entire plant along with its base. As you can see in the images below, the construction part begins by first cutting and choosing the leaves or stems.

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After I’ve decided on the materials, I then begin to construct a base for the design. There is a center point spindle from which I plan the design.

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From there I start placing / positioning the stems in a “realistic looking” design pattern. A great deal of thought go’s into the placement each and every stems or leaf.

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The base will be then weighted (secured) with river rock. Each stone is hand chosen and placed around the inner base (trunk / stem) of the design. The river rock also adds stability to the design structure.

And here is the completed design!

Design Time: 45 minutes.

Photography: 30 minutes.

Photo Editing: 15 minutes.

Upload / Create Listing: 15 minutes.

Artificial Aloe vaombe (Malagasy Tree Aloe) - Artificial Reptile Desert Decor Plant

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The Plot Collection – Artificial Grass & Greenery


 The Plot Collection features a variety of artificial grass’s and assorted greenery that makes great ground cover inside your enclosure, instead of a plant or bush. They also work well as a safe breeding area for any new arrivals!

The design intent was a low profile plot of greenery; ranging in heights from 1/2 an inch up to 2 inches high. Minimal areas of greenery can really bring a barren space to life and add additional depth to the landscape your recreating.

The plot base measures 7.5″ x 2.5″. Weighted (w/river rock). Low profile design. More details and specifics are available in the design’s description. SEE THEM HERE


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cabinetexcellent aka


cabinetexcellent is it a legitimate, on line retailer?

Considering the current direction of the masses, it still came as a surprise to see someone was actually selling one of my designs, illegally.

Selling, potentially collecting revenue for something they did not create. Selling something that they had no permission given, to do so.

The suggested retail price was in fact, the original selling price from my shop. The discounted price was decided by cabinetexcellent.

They are wrongfully selling an item that does not physically exist. This particular design, spike moss bushes (prp202), was sold to a customer in Australia by me.



Both images are screen shots from the website. The first image is the actual item listing and the second, the original message I sent them.

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artificial plants: aquarium plants | reptile plants & succulents 2019

Artificial | Re-imagined

What’s under your hood?

A unique line of realistic looking artificial reptile habitat plants & succulents. Hand designed and handcrafted from ron beck designs. | ebay | etsy

What’s under your hood?

A unique line of realistic looking artificial aquarium plants. Hand designed and handcrafted from ron beck designs. | ebay | etsy

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