Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Let's hang out
When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...
Using fruit, berries, flowers, leaves and grasses to naturally stain design details for floral art relies on the same techniques as using paint or any other dye.
The sturdy Protea leaves holds it shape even when dried when pinned into place
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
I used to make baskets full of these when I was a little girl. We had a big Acasia thorn tree and I used to spear my “roses” onto the tree pretending I was the fairy responsible...
Great way to use all the autumn leaves you collect on walks during the season. Slowly build up the leaf rosette and let the leaves dry before adding a few more.
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...
Quick and easy: Stack autumn leaves onto a wire for a... tiny table top Christmas tree.
Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design
Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!
An enclosed design that invites the onlooker to lean in closer to explore the pretty orchid.
Creating a bit of space in a summer design to allow for the plant material to naturally fall as it wants.
Managed to find an utterly gorgeous branch... perfect contrast to the minimal orchids.
A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
Suspend small bud vases with Macramé-like knotted wool. This design is featured on The Fusion Flowers Magazine... Fusion Links page.
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...
A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...
Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.
Looking back at the preparations and my Biomimicry design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa
Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine
The emotions your designs inspire give real meaning to your work. My article in the Canadian Florist Magazine