Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Oh So Me
Your design is done
when you can say:
see that bit over there…
where I made the thing do it's thing...
that is just
oh… so me!
Willow cutting left in water will root and sprout... perfect for a all natural flower frog to admire as is or to keep long stem flowers upright.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.
Twist lily grass slightly to create a spiral for the orchids to nestle in
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.
New growth is really difficult to design with and definitely needs to be conditioned and placed in a water source
Tie a bundle of lily grass in a bundle to offer support for your flowers.
Long lasting berries, magnolia leaves and succulent (kalanchoe) flowers that can remain without any water or maintenance for... well... all the way to Christmas!
Fake an early Spring by crafting a long lasting stick bundle that has a blossoming branch of succulent flowers.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
Split and spiral a few gladiolus flowers in a way that the stems remain intact, to spiral in a water filled filled vase for a long lasting composite flower
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
A little bit of effort... that will last for weeks design to roll us in to the Festive Season.
A bundle of twigs armature to create a pretend Spring design for a snowy morning.