My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Curl Equisetum shoots into a snail shell spiral

Press the wire into the hollow Equisetum.

Press a wire through the hollow Equisetum shoot. Make sure the wire is absolutely straight. Any kinks in the wire will pierce through the side of the Equisetum.

Start to gently curl the Equisetum.

Start to gently curl the Equisetum shoot.

Curl the Equisetum into a snail shell spiral.

Curl the Equisetum shoot into a snail shell spiral. Make the curl gradually bigger. To create the snail shell dimension press the spiral slightly at an angle rather than flat. The curl will now move around and out.

Continue curling the Equisetum to create dimention.

Continue the spiral.

Equisetum snail shell spiral.

Equisetum shoot snail shell spiral

Or curl it into a neat flat spiral

Continue to wind the Equisetum into a neat spiral.

Wind the Equisetum shoot to create a neat spiral

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




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