Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
If you frame it that way…
- 15 February 2023
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Happy Valentine’s Day, flower buddies
Quote by Winnie the Pooh
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Curve and tie a blossoming twig into a heart... that can suspend a heavy flower head.
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
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...
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants
Add a bit of love to your blossom branches with hanging heart knots.
A wire in the hollow cavity inside a shoot of equisetum makes it easy to manipulate into a heart
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
Beautiful blossoms don’t NEED much to make it into a lovely design. But the start of Spring might just inspire you to add a bit much… just because it makes you happy.
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for Valentine's Day. This is my article that I wrote for the December 2012...
The heart shape of my corsage is woven from shaved wood and then decorated with green strawberries. I used corsage magnets to place the corsage on the lapel of a jacket
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids