Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
It’s a sugar rush!
In Autumn, as the chlorophyll breaks down…
the green colour in the leaves disappears.
and soil moisture all play a role in how the leaves will look in the fall
… but this bright red pigments (anthocyanins) are manufactured from the sugars that are trapped in the leaf!
This wreath is perfectly imperfect. Perfect for using those first few autumn (or preserved from last autumn) leaves.
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...
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
Orchids grow in long flower spikes. It is great to use the entire stem but sometimes you need shorter section. There is a trick to cutting the stems without leaving a visible...
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Whipped up to be light in the Spring breeze wreath design.
Wire dried pepper berries to a wreath with super fancy flat wire (okay... it's the humble wire from a copper pot scrubber but it still looks fancy!)
Getting the balance just so... so that you lean into the first sights of Autumn.
A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine