Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 16 August 2011
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I made the outline shape of the cocoon frame from copper wire and then filled in the space by gluing tiny cherry twigs into the wire frame
Cherry twig frame for my cocoon design. I use copper wire (or Bonzai wire) because it will not be visible when I add flowers to the design
I then glued small glass test tubes into the frame using hot glue. Don't worry too much about the glue strands- it helps keep the Dandelion seeds in place
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