My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Twig Zipper

I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.

Zipper rose twigs

Dried rose stems with rather sharp and spiky thorns make up the Zipper. I drilled two tiny holes in each twig to thread.

Weaving my Zipper

I followed a zigzag pattern that split open and drape into the "fabric" part of the design

WAFA Flower Show Zipper

The secret to creating a neat Zipper is using twigs that are approximately the same width and length with little to no bend in the stems.

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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.