Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Every year I enthusiastically wait for all those bright autumn colours…
But every year it’s actually the sight of my first Ghost Pumpkin
that fills my minimalist soul with pure joy
… and gives me that moment of peace
I need to recharge my creative spark
For, first the brightest and then the twinkle seasons yet to come.
Easy to weave design that can hold your prettiest autumn design treasures.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Butterfly hair clips are the perfect little claws to help you hold tiny items in place while you wait for glue to dry
Rip the New Zealand flax to create a delicate fiber armature
I glued wooden slats into a frame and then wove flax string to create the floral parasol
Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature
That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...
When life hands you dyed flowers you make... well creatively speaking it turned out to be not such a bad thing after all!
Keep you fresh plant material hydrated in water... and your dried plant material suspended to keep it from falling into the water.
Using fresh twigs to bind a little twig platform to suspend the beautiful orchids from.
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
My article and woven ring basket design featured in the summer issue of DIY Weddings Magazine