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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Round and Round

Floral Art design Round and Round.

Some things just stick.

From tight bud freesias to fully open all the way around.

It’s a song you hear or something someone says or an idea you get. And you can’t get it out of your head.

Freesia, grass and twig platter

It goes round and round and round...

Freesia, grass and twigs.

And then you get inspired and the suggestion becomes valuable.

Loop grass in and out of the design to focus on the movement.

Inspiration comes from strange places, indeed.

Design note:
This design was inspired by a tweet from Paul from Zaraflora

Screenprint of the tweet

And there I was; singing this happy ditty “The wheels of the bus go round and round” gluing my twig platter round and round... All day long!

Zara is a talented MasterFlorist and Paul is the MasterOfAllThingsTwitter. Even if you are unable to visit (or follow) their Flower shop (in East Grinstead, Sussex UK) have a look at their website. The quality of their flowers is just heavenly!

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6 March 2012 Glue a round stacked twig platter

Stack and glue tiny twigs to create a round platter

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

Favourite Flowers


Freesia, freesias

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