Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Roll the wire into a ball
Roll the ball between your palms. Start by rolling lightly to make a large loose ball.
The harder you roll the ball the smaller and tighter the end result.
For a two toned wire:
Hold the wire between the pad of your thumb and the blunt upper side of your scissors and pull like you would to curl ribbon. This scrapes some of the colour from the wire creating a two toned wire.
Roll the wire into a ball.
Thread grass, ribbon string or twigs through the baubles.
Or create a hook:
Find the loose end and pull on it to extend.
Bend the wire to create a hook.
Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...
Design 3:Wedding Tiara. This is a real Cinderella design, one moment scrubbing pots and the next getting ready for the ball.
The design drips down in three tiers each celebrating life, love and connection.
A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies
My fourth design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
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
...ok not really that fancy- it’s made from paper pulp. Some cardboard to wrap the string around… really. In the spirit of 2020- I am inspired by the endless stream of cardboard...