Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Succulents are really trendy right now. Not just as potted plants but also in floral designs.
My [:2704:] is still the most popular design of all in my workbook.
All the way from floral accessory to fashion accessory- right on trend!
I used three of the fleshy grey green leaves from the rosette shaped Echeveria plant and three of the bright yellow and orange florets from its flower spike to make this ring.
Two delicate beaded copper wire tendrils bring out the orange of the florets and the copper in the ring.
To make the ring I used copper aluminum wire.
This is a surprisingly long lasting design. I left the ring on my desk to enjoy, for as long as it lasts (and last... and last...) and this is what it looks like 7days after the photographs above!
Make a small loop the size of your ring to create a flat surface to glue your tiny plant material on.
Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant
The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.
My article and body flowers design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
Up-cycle the inner plastic ring from a roll of floral tape to make a wrist corsage. This design was also featured in the Italian floral design magazine Blossom Zine