Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Brick on a stick
This is extremely versatile and can be used in so many ways. If I could only have one item to display my work on it will be my Brick on a Stick.
Two examples- one with an Aluminium pipe and one wooden dowel (stained dark brown)
Drill a small guide hole into the brick. Then drill a hole the size of your stick.
Place epoxy glue into the hole in the brick with a wooden skewer
Glue in the stick.
Keep it perfectly upright until the glue is set.
A bit different but still made in the same basic way, only this time the metal rod protrudes from the side.
Another variation is to drill two small holes and glue in two long but sturdy wires.
My wire brick stand ready to design with
I wanted my design to feature mostly growing plants- creating a natural display on the supernatural wreath.
I needed the wreath to be as light as possible to make sure it would "dance in the rain" on the flexible metal stand.
"What Twisted Tales We Weave" design 2010 Floral Trends Design Group, South Africa.
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