Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
How to make a stack of just enough:
You take an average stack...
take away those that would be too much...
take away any that are too many...
… and if there were none it would be too few
… and too little would also not do
… and what you have left is a stack of just enough.
Slip a leaf into the gap between two glass containers to keep it upright... and add a plastic lining to support the flowers nestled into it.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Bend and weave three wire wreaths to string up as an air plant chandelier
Wrap grass around a flat wire shape to create a delicate bridal basket design
The wire spirals are supported on wire sections pressed into the wax
When suspending items under water it is convenient to add a tiny magnet so that you can reposition it if the water distorts the lines of your design
This is a great, non permanent way to protect surfaces from damage
Flowers naturally float and you will need some kind of sinker to keep them suspended under water.
Create a minimal design by placing a single flower on a platform
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Stack a few glass containers and fill each with water to a different level.
Gently curve a shallow area with a leaf to showcase a gorgeous flower with a short stem in a water filled vase
Deceptively simple. A design that relies on you working with not against what is already there.
Position foliage to create a smaller, shallow pond for your floral details to shelter in.
Using that little something that is unusual about your flower to make the design stand out.
It deserves a bowl all of it's own... right? I am (of course!) talking about these spectacular little sweet peas called King Tut. Not much else is needed. But add a cute little...
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table
Freely translated it means Each Moment, Only Once. It is a saying associated with Japanese tea ceremonies.
Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem