My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Echeveria ring

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!

Ring made of copper wire and plant material

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.

Long lasting succulent ring

Two delicate beaded copper wire tendrils bring out the orange of the florets and the copper in the ring.

Echeveria ring

To make the ring I used copper aluminum wire.

Echeveria ring- a week later!

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!

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26 July 2011 Create a flat base to glue small florets securely

Make a small loop the size of your ring to create a flat surface to glue your tiny plant material on.

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

26 July 2011 Copper Wire Ring

Bend and curl a adjustable copper wire ring

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

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.

Favourite Flowers


Echiveria, Hen and chicks

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24 April 2011 The plastic inside of a roll of Florist tape becomes a Wrist Corsage

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

20 January 2011 Tool bag