Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Curl the wire around a wooden skewer, dowel stick or pencil (depending on how big you want the tendril curls) at irregular intervals leaving sections straight.
Wrap the wire.
Add a curl and a twirl to mimic natural tendrils.
And wrap the rest of the wire around the skewer
Wire tendrils ready to design with.
Easter Basket used in the Durbanville Flower Club Easter Parade Demonstration
Succulents are really trendy right now. Not just as potted plants but also in designs. All the way from floral accessory to fashion accessory- right on trend!
I used wire, fishing line (mono-filament) and Phalaenopsis orchid roots to make a messy lace Christmas stocking and dressed the stocking with frost green Cymbidium orchids
Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis
My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids
An Autumn Equinox design that captures the moment before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
This was my second two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting.
Sometimes creative blunders becomes creative inspiration
This is my article that I wrote for the Bridal Design Issue of Canadian Florist Magazine
Bend a few stir sticks to cover with wool to make a few floral bracelets
Spike a few hundred fall leaves to create a cauldron for Halloween flowers
My article and lace fine wreath design featured in the Autumn issue of DIY Weddings Magazine
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration
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
Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...
The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.
Celebrating my book launch by knotting floral mittens using the design Tutorial from my book and the template from the free gift template booklet.
Filling a trumpet flower cup... with more flowers!
A hint of a wreath table top design for pre-Halloween decorating.
Use the petals of your flower to cleverly keep all the other floral details of your design firmly in place.
A wire and twig permanent display basket with tiny water sources for a few fresh flowers that can be replaced as needed.