My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Fine Tune

Fine Tune floral art design

To croon a favourite tune,

Phalaenopsis orchids and rosary vine design.

whistle a catchy ditty,

Phalaenopsis orchid

hum a memorable melody,

Suspended design

serenade a sweet ballad,

Hang the flowers on a music bar

proudly belt out your song,

Balance the orchids and vine between two small glass vases.

or quietly march to your own drum…

Delicate summer design

Oh! The joy of music

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25 June 2014 Musical staff line armature

Drill holes into sticks to create a suspended armature

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

18 January 2012 Butterfly feeler hooks for swinging test tubes

I don't always want to wire my test tubes into the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

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...

24 August 2011 Stain wooden skewers with natural dye

Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.

13 April 2012 Staining Midelino cane Coils

White Midelino cane is easy to stain in any colour

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

20 April 2016 That Will Be

Freestanding willow twig armature design

26 April 2017 In no time at all

Hana-Kubari twig armature

10 May 2017 About a line

Skewer and line up leaves to create an armature

16 May 2018 It goes like this...

Gently curve plant material.

16 January 2019 Every. Single. Week.

Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.

17 February 2021 From here in out

An all natural, zero waste design using only plant material.

4 May 2022 Wonderful and Enough

That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...