My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman


To floral art design

"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry:

Orchids and rosary vine

to get my work done

Phalaenopsis orchids

and try to love somebody

Twig armature for phalaenopsis orchids and rosary vine

and have the courage

Drape sisal fibers over the design to soften it

to accept the love in return."

Quote by Maya Angelou 1928-2014

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11 June 2014 Horizontal twig disk

Wire a few twigs to create a disk armature

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

Favourite Flowers


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

15 February 2017 Step Along

Create twig steps to display the orchids

25 April 2018 Get in line!

Line up a few pussy willow twigs for a hanging armature