Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The prediction is: snow-ish
With a ray of sun… ish
and an ...ish of wind
for when its not all calm...ish.
you might find an ...ish of frosty blossoms
Or bundle or so of budding twig-iciles
perfectly perfect for the Spring… ish days of March.
After the last petal drops cut the blossom twigs into snippets to craft a basket with.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Reshape a vine wreath into smaller wreaths to combine as a pumpkin
A tiny carry basket to gather the shortest stems from your cutting garden... with a place for water and your cutters.
Ah... yes summer time designing. Anyone else seeing more insects hiding between the petals this year?
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket
My Twig Bridal Basket design and Tutorial featured in the Extraordinary Wedding Flowers issue of the New Zealand Floral Design Magazine
Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine
My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red! issue of DIY Weddings Magazine