Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Nestled grass pebble
This bronze net or copper mesh is biodegradable and completely disappears in a green design making it an ideal mechanic to use.
Cut the biodegradable copper mesh to size.
Bend and curve the pebble shape.
Overlap the sharp end wires to close the shape.
Continue to fold all the end wires neatly into the design.
Twist the sharp end wires with your pliers to point into the wire shape. There should be no dangerous sharp points sticking out of the design.
Start to weave a long blade of grass in and out of the wire shape.
Continue to weave the grass through the biodegradable copper mesh.
Use the thicker side of the blade of grass to thread it through the wire mesh.
Continue to weave in blades of grass until you can no longer see any copper wire
Add a few more blades of grass...
Continue weaving until you have a well covered shape.
Woven grass pebble.
Place an orchid in a test tube and insert it into the grass pebble.
For this tutorial I focus on a simple weave pattern that does not require you to soften or prepare the leaves to be more durable or flexible. This is the starting point in...
Loop lily grass around a basic structure or shape made from paper.
Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants