Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring
- 1 February 2017
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A coiled spring sprang
as it often sprung
springing when pressed or pulled
still coiled as springy springs are
to spring back to its former curly sprung sprang-ed spring
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Twirl and wrap wire and lily grass around a dowel stick to create a spring frog
Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place
Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.
Connect grass covered wire rings with short reed sections to create a natural looking Floral Art armature
The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.
Wire and fold a flat leaf to create a support to rest flowers on in a flat container
Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to roll us in to the Festive Season.
Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display
A clean Easter design. The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The...
The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible