Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
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Cut short bamboo lengths to keep your flower material upright in a shallow and narrow container
Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.
Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water
New growth is really difficult to design with and definitely needs to be conditioned and placed in a water source
Rolled leaves offer support for floral stems
Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.
Latch a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold for the flowers to hang from
Skewer Dracaena leaves into a roll that supports a tiny water source for the Oncidium orchids
Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...
Fill eggshells with moss to create an upright container... with a surprising balancing trick.
Create a minimal design with a few leaves to keep is all upright.
I would definitely describe my own personal style as minimalist classic... but with an edgy twist.
Whether it’s a solid foot for floating flowers, the tips of new growth or the curve of a dried twig your design needs help to stay upright.
Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems
Split a few bamboo sections to create a happy water source for miniature orchids