Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 9 February 2022
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"When life gets rough, I like to hold on to my dream
Of relaxing in the summer sun, just lettin' off steam
Oh, the sky will be blue,
and you guys'll be there too
When I finally do what frozen things do in summer"
Quote by Olaf from Frozen
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Perfect design for a warmer than usual winter design that hints at thawing.
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
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
Heat makes the plastic distort creating fantastic shapes
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
Bend wires and fill in the gabs with Stillingia twigs to make a delicate heart armature
Carefully glue a twig armature to display the mini-miniature Darling orchids
I wanted my willow armature to hint of a web-like dreamcatcher that grows in the wild rather than being a precise replica of the traditional craft technique. But I did weave it...
Glue twig snippets to closely follow the shape of a glass vase
Create a light and transparent collar-base for the large composite flower to nestle into.
The Afrikaans name is tjienkerientjee (named after the sound the stems make when rubbing together in the wind) Chincherinchee, wonder-flower (because they last so long),...
Ever wonder how I decide what I share with you? A fun design ticking all the boxes.
A take your time and mindfully craft a pretty design to celebrate the summer solstice- it is officially summer here in Canada.
A wool and twig snowflake design (made from candy canes!) that will last the entire Festive Season.
Glue a band of snow dusted twigs to create a delicate armature for winter treasures.
A leaning twig armature with both the first signs of Spring and the last signs of winter.
A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids
Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature
Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas
A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.