Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Butterfly feeler hooks for swinging test tubes
I don't always want to wire my test tubes in to the design. I like to create a bit of movement by simply hooking the tubes to gently swing.
Wrap the wire very tightly around the tiny tube to secure
Bend both ends of the wire down and over your finger to make a round swinging hook
I add an extra feeler curl to the wire ends. This stops the test tube from swinging too wildly and it also creates an extra catch to secure the tubes to the twigs
Each tiny tube can now be hanged on the twig. It is not tightly wired and moves naturally in the slightest breeze
This contorted hazel twig reminded me of an ancient and wise bonsai tree. It definitely has a story of its own to tell. I wanted to capture that in my design. All it needed was...
This is a detailed look at my second Floral Fable demonstration design
This is a detailed look at my third Floral Fable design. When you design, every detail you add matters and the smallest element can change the design completely.
This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting
My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...
Creating a bit of space in a summer design to allow for the plant material to naturally fall as it wants.