My Creative Workbook

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.

Cut the biodegradable copper mesh to size.

Curve the pebble shape out of the copper net.

Bend and curve the pebble shape.

Create a pebble shape and fold the end wires in.

Overlap the sharp end wires to close the shape.

Fold all the end wires neatly into the design.

Continue to fold all the end wires neatly into the design.

Copper mesh pebble.

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.

Secure a blade of grass in the bronze net.

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.

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.

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 wire

Continue to weave in blades of grass until you can no longer see any copper wire

Add a few more blades of grass.

Add a few more blades of grass...

Nestled grass pebble.

Continue weaving until you have a well covered shape.

Woven grass pebble.

Woven grass pebble.

Place an orchid in a test tube and insert it into the grass pebble.

Place an orchid in a test tube and insert it into the grass pebble.

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Tutorials

8 June 2011 Foliage Weaving

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...

14 September 2011 Looping the lily grass shape

Loop lily grass around a basic structure or shape made from paper.

7 February 2012 Moss Heart

Biodegradable copper mesh makes the perfect shape to fill with moss to grow tiny stem plants

20 December 2011 Weaving a gift box with a lid from palm leaves

A great all natural gift decorating alternative

Related Designs

8 May 2012 Skipping stone

Weave a grass pebble for the orchid to nestle in.

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods

3 June 2015 A watcha call it

Weave a sphere armature

19 April 2017 A spongy home for this octopus orchid

An unusual mechanic for a tiny orchid design

2 September 2020 Last full Moon of summer

All natural design using the design elements as mechanics.