Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I mean… really!?!
Create a little grid that fits the stems exactly to position them above and below water in a large container.
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...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
Weave willow between the fork in a twig to create a paddle like armature
A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
Easy to weave design that can hold your prettiest autumn design treasures.
Weave a wreath around a cardboard circle to create an almost lace effect... perfect to capture those first signs of Spring!
Craft a delicate bridal basket from twigs and tulle.
Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier
Weave tiny vine wreaths on the leave stems of a stripped Wisteria vine
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
To create a layered look for a corsage tie a foundation of twigs with fresh willow stems
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...
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A visual breather from all the bright and festive designs to come when designing for Autumn.
My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
The last design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing... this week: often when we see a design element...
My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
Design Two from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...