My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Twist a twisting Wire Angel

All you need for this project is a few stems of willow and wire

I am twisting the Angel out of apple green wire and dressing it in willow. New growth does not condition well and is best avoided in arrangements but it is perfect for my wire Angel because it will wilt and curve around the shapes made by the wire as it dries

Loop a wire in half

Loop a length of wire in half

Twist the wire to create the halo

Twist the wire to create a loop for the halo

Create a second loop and fold the halo loop over

Twist a second loop and fold the first halo loop over to the front

Cross the wire and stretch it to the sides

Cross the wire over and stretch it to the sides

Twist the wire to create the arms

Twist the wire to create the arms

Wrap the wire to create a neck and twist it over to start the wing shape

Wrap the wire to secure the neck and twist it over to start the wing shape

Shape the wings and fold the wire back up at the back

Shape the wing and fold the wire back up at the back

Fold the wire over to the front

Fold the wire over to the front

Cross the wire over

Cross the wire over to create the body

Wrap the wire around the shape and cross it over again

Wrap the wire around the shape and cross it over to the front

Twist the wire to secure and loop the wire to create a body

Twist the wire to secure and loop the wire to create a body

Dressed in willow leaves

And finally dressed in fresh green willow leaves

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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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