Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
I tip my (flower) cap!
Here's to more making stuff pretty and making pretty stuff!
2020 asked of us in ways we still don’t even understand, but here we are at the end of this mangled and tangled, twisted, thorny and tumultuous year- hang in there, now.
Let’s add a flower in your cap for every floral dream that we shared this time last year which did not quite turn out the way we hoped.
And another flower for each new or adjusted dream we are courageously daring to dream for 2021.
Our New Design Wednesday date gave me purpose and renewed meaning to my pursuit of making pretty stuff. Your support served as a reminder that making stuff pretty is still a goal worth pursuing
And so- let’s tip our flower caps and… let’s go make stuff pretty!
Every good wish for 2021, flower friends.
Happy New Year!
Create a tiny visual tunnel to focus attention.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
A glue-less way of manipulating leaves
Roll leaves to create a stopper to keep flowers in place in a bud vase
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf
Hide the water source in a rolled leaf
Curl and pin a few leaves into a tube to create an armature for those "left over" freesiabuds.
Give a minimal design a few grass "whiskers" to feel that Spring breeze.
A small design to display those last Spring snippets from your garden...
Easy support for a single flower... and knot a special secret admirer just to keep it company.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
This was the third design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids