Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Blossoming like a Caterpillar
- 3 April 2019
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A short note of gratitude before our design for this week:
The Design Room edition of my book The Effortless Floral Craftsman was officially released on 23 March 2019. With your support it made its debut at number 16 on the Amazon.ca best sellers list and number 2 on the Amazon.ca Hot New Releases list for flower arranging books! I am overwhelmed in the happiest ways.
Never have I been more proud of being able to point to something and say: I made this!
* Amazon Canada * Amazon.com * Amazon UK
Thank you for all your support, encouragement and well wishes.
*** update: by end of week the Effortless Floral Craftsman climbed to number one on the Amazon.ca Hot New Releases list and number three Amazon.ca Best Sellers list!
the end of the world,
calls a butterfly"
... from the book "Illusions" by Richard Bach
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Craft a pretty little critter by threading dried blossoms onto a wire.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
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Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Made from dried cherry twigs and a skeleton leaf.
Weave grasshoppers or butterflies (or fireflies) from palm leaves
Sticks and twigs create a resting spot for palm and rose butterflies
A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect