Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber
I love the flat wire from a copper pot scrubber. Apart from it being really, really inexpensive, it is also wonderful to use. The flat wire is great for wrapping foliage and moss. It also makes the nicest wire curls (see detailed Tutorial below) and is by far the best for making beaded wire (see Tutorial below.) The wire can be used as a ribbon or loosely dangled.
The pot scrubber is basically a knitted wire tube, rolled up. Gently unroll the tube. Tug the end piece and start to unravel. I find it easier to unravel and roll at the same time. It is usually a continues lenght of wire.
Design 3:Wedding Tiara. This is a real Cinderella design, one moment scrubbing pots and the next getting ready for the ball.
Retail florists and wholesalers are already designing, ordering and preparing their product range for prom. This is my article that I wrote for the Prom Design Issue of Canadian...
A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...
Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.
Looking back at the preparations and my Biomimicry design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa
A Merry Christmas Twig Snowflake
Soft minimal... this is exactly the kind of design I place in our apartment. Use a few fall treasures picked up on a walk and add a copper leaf to up the effort and love you add...
Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
oh yes, a light an airy design showing off those very first autumn leaves.
This is the second of my Christmas 2021 series of designs. This year in the form of a mini workshop… my Christmas present to you. Craft a three twig sphere snow man to proudly...