Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Look at you!
“chrysanthemum” is also the word used to describe a firework pattern with spreading sparks that looks just like the flower petals...
… can’t argue with that.
Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.
By removing every other twig you open up space for larger flowers to nestle in
Split a twig to create a t connection to hover a twig over the design
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.
To create a layered look for a corsage tie a foundation of twigs with fresh willow stems
Loop and tie a few stacked twigs to create an enclosed floral armature
A design inspired by traditional Jiyek braiding techniques
Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...
Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Design Inspiration Video: Take a few twigs, snippets of air plants and succulents and combine both traditional wire and tape techniques with more contemporary methods to embed a...
A demonstration presented at Canada Blooms, Toronto, Canada I was invited to share the stage with designers from Bermuda, United Kingdom, France, South Africa, Barbados, United...
Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary corsages
My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.
I have always been fascinated, as a designer, by the idea that there is a point when extremes or direct contrasts flip into its opposite.
Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.
A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.
Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids
Design One from my Inspiration Video: Use the same floral ingredients, willow twigs, Lichen, Spanish Moss, Kalanchoe and Gypsophila to make three distinctly different contemporary...