My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Alchemy

 Alchemy floral art design

Autumn

Autumn leaves and lilies

quietly

Lily stamens

turned

Gold autumn leaves

green

Autumn floral design

into

Fall floral design

pure

Golden stamens on the lily

gold

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Tutorials

15 November 2017 Kenzan leaf rack

Line and position pretty autumn leaves.

7 January 2015 Securing a kenzan

Temporarily adhere a traditional Ikebana Kenzan or pincushion to a shallow container.

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

8 October 2014 Replacing water in a shallow container design without disturbing the design elements

Our goal as designers is to create the best environment for our flowers to stay as beautiful and fresh for as long as possible. When we condition flowers we always remove any...

7 January 2015 So many ways to use a Kenzan to hold floral materials

How to place various sizes of plant material in a Kenzan

1 April 2015 Keeping pollen tidy

Most of the time I would gently tug the pollen covered stamens away the moment it becomes yellow and messy. But the Gloriosa looks rather pretty with the stamens on, so I fix it...

30 March 2012 Keep pod shaped flowers in bud for longer

Sometimes you want to keep flowers in tight bud for as long as possible to suit your design

2 August 2017 Two vase, two level Phormium snippets

Design in two levels by using two vases, the smaller slipped into a bigger one.

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

17 January 2018 Flowering Between a Rock and a Hard place

Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.

6 June 2018 Hi-Lo

Perfect stems, perfect flowers. Needs nothing more.

17 April 2019 Hopping with Excitement

A hoppingly-fun Spring design for Easter.

12 June 2019 Almost... all over!

Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.

7 August 2019 Point Out: this is a single bunch of gladiolus!

Cut stems of Gladiolus to place in a radiating summer design.

7 January 2015 Any Which Way

Using a traditional Ikabana Kenzan to place flowers in a shallow container

21 June 2017 Playing Favourites

A quick and easy Kenzan design

1 June 2016 The ties that Bind

Bind a lily to create a trumpet shape as it opens

13 March 2013 Than you have to

Weave blades of grass to create a cover for a glass vase

16 April 2014 Never saw such a lovely day...

Weave a palm thorn garland to decorate for Easter

10 June 2015 Gotcha!

Hana Kubari lily stems

17 September 2014 Still

My bark bowl design and tutorial featured in the <strong>Centrepiece Wedding Magazine</strong>

18 February 2015 Snail Away

Spiral roll a snail to add to this sunny design

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own

3 April 2011 One Singular Sensation

Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower "growing" out of a Equisetum dome filled with Rainbow Oasis pebbles.

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.