Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
How to make an early Spring
You have to… roll
and twist it... a whole lot
Make a continues length of flexible willow to weave or design with by wrapping the delicate stems with thin wire
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...
The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.
I build up the spheres by weaving willow wreaths and then use those to shape the ball
A perfectly imperfect wild willow wreath to display the first Autumn treasures of the year.
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...
Autumn bud vase collar made from gladiolus foliage.
Flax leaves are ripped with a kenzan and wrapped with copper wire and small blue beads to create a rope to weave into a delicate spider web.
I wanted my parasol design to be thoroughly me, and thoroughly contemporary yet respectful of the guiding rules and methods shared by the different schools of Ikebana.
My design entered for evaluation at the Floral Trends Design Group meeting in South Africa
Braiding and plaiting and knotting hair is a huge trend in hairdressing at the moment. Intricate little plaits are draped over long flowing hair to add complexity and quirk. ...
Designing adventurous Contemporary Floral centerpieces Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine.
A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies