My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Nestled grass pebble

This bronze net or copper mesh is biodegradable and completely disappears in a green design making it an ideal mechanic to use.

Cut the biodegradable copper mesh to size.

Cut the biodegradable copper mesh to size.

Curve the pebble shape out of the copper net.

Bend and curve the pebble shape.

Create a pebble shape and fold the end wires in.

Overlap the sharp end wires to close the shape.

Fold all the end wires neatly into the design.

Continue to fold all the end wires neatly into the design.

Copper mesh pebble.

Twist the sharp end wires with your pliers to point into the wire shape. There should be no dangerous sharp points sticking out of the design.

Secure a blade of grass in the bronze net.

Start to weave a long blade of grass in and out of the wire shape.

Continue to weave the grass through the biodegradable copper mesh.

Continue to weave the grass through the biodegradable copper mesh.

Use the thicker side of the blade of grass to thread it through the wire mesh.

Use the thicker side of the blade of grass to thread it through the wire mesh.

Continue to weave in blades of grass until you can no longer see wire

Continue to weave in blades of grass until you can no longer see any copper wire

Add a few more blades of grass.

Add a few more blades of grass...

Nestled grass pebble.

Continue weaving until you have a well covered shape.

Woven grass pebble.

Woven grass pebble.

Place an orchid in a test tube and insert it into the grass pebble.

Place an orchid in a test tube and insert it into the grass pebble.

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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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