Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Knot... that easy
… that means
as easy as …
knot and off we go!
An all natural flower frog that adds to the design feel.
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...
Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
Such a peaceful design with just enough float and "stay put" elements
Line a shallow container with fiber to create a mat for the flowers to hydrate and stand in the exact way you want to place them.
Our goal as designers is to create the best environment for our flowers to stay as beautiful and fresh for as long as possible. When we condition flowers we always remove any...
Making a truss out of sunflower stems for a free standing design
If you know just a bit more about the "why" we do the things we do it is easy to discover new "how's". This week I show you why it is possible to design with blossoming twigs in a...
Trap air between two vases to create a third circle... and frame for a small feather hint to a hopeful Spring
Keep flowers neatly in a shallow container
Wrap a wire around both ends of a shallow container to keep the twigs in place.
Fishing line creates an invisible grid over a shallow glass cake stand to support the plant material
Stand tulips upright in a shallow container with a suspended twig armature.
That good old double vase trick... but this time I deliberately added a bubble between the two layers to create a third circle in the design.
Craft an arch armature to display those early autumn treasures.