Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 14 January 2011
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Wire and Beads
The easiest way to make the beaded wire is to cut a length of wire, thread about 20 to 50 beads onto the wire.
Twist each bead twice to secure.
Move down the length. Remove or add beads
Roll the beaded wire as you continue to avoid snags
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Flax leaves are ripped with a kenzan and wrapped with copper wire and small blue beads to create a rope to weave into a delicate spider web.
I prefer not to drape fabric over or hide my designs behind a screen before a demonstration. Instead I create a "diversion" that will capture the audience's interest.
Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...
A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.
Succulents are really trendy right now. Not just as potted plants but also in designs. All the way from floral accessory to fashion accessory- right on trend!
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
This was the first design I did in my "I found it this way" floral art demonstration
Flowery nest desmonstration
Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.
A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...
Looking back at the preparations and my Biomimicry design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa
Soft minimal... this is exactly the kind of design I place in our apartment. Use a few fall treasures picked up on a walk and add a copper leaf to up the effort and love you add...
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.