Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
We are continuing our month long first birthday celebrations of my book with another design... that I really wanted to show you. Now if you already have a copy you know it is a rather big book. But I so wanted to show you more of this particular design. I quite like it! But there was no space. Fortunately for us... the internet is a big space! So here we go: you will find it on page 195, where I talk about creative hydrating solutions.
from Wikipedia: “Dancing in a circle is an ancient tradition
common to many cultures for marking special occasions, rituals, strengthening community and
The dance can also be enjoyed as an uplifting group experience
or as part of a meditation.
Circle dances are choreographed to many different styles of music and rhythms.”
Source: Wikipedia Circle Dance
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Weave a wreath around a cardboard circle to create an almost lace effect... perfect to capture those first signs of Spring!
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When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
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A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered
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Wire dried pepper berries to a wreath with super fancy flat wire (okay... it's the humble wire from a copper pot scrubber but it still looks fancy!)
That incredible moment when you realize that one good idea for your design really is enough...
This design requires a bit of prep-time so it is perfect to make while waiting for the first autumn leaf to appear…
Every designer knows how to stretch their supplies. We use and re-use our dried plant material until our fellow designers feel like hiding it from us. I formed such an...
Delicate cherry twig, rosary vine and oncidium orchid enchanted forest masquerade masque.
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature