Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Wire and bend Equisetum
Slip a straight wire through the length of equisetum. Work gently not to pierce the stem. Slowly bend the stem and wire to curve or shape as required.
Press the wire ends gently into the wax to keep in place.
The equisetum stems are hollow making it easy to connect one stem to another to make a longer stem. Cut the connection piece just above the node, cut the next section just below the node and lip the one section into the other.
A mould is a hollow container or profile used to give shape to molten or hot liquid material as it cools and hardens.
Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.