Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Clove Copper Garland
Pour a bag of cloves into a tiny bowl.
Next up an old favourite of mine... copper wire unraveled from a pot scrubber. I love using this wire. It is not only cost effective but also looks unusual in designs because it is a flat wire. It adds something really special. Book readers turn to page 37 to see more. For more information about my book:
The Effortless Floral Craftsman
Unravel wire from a copper wire pot scrubber to craft the garland.
Wrap the wire around the clove three times and twist to secure.
If you are unsure of how to do this see the Tutorial below for a bigger version... this time with twigs. Practice that a few times and then try it with the cloves.
Leave a gap in the wire and wind in the next clove... and the next... and the next...
design note: If you are not adding the cloves into the design as you go along make sure to wind them on a cardboard roll so that they are not tangled.
Or loosely place the garland as you go along to create the shape you need to drape over your design.
Drape the cloves over the twig wreath.
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