Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Availability of plant material shows in your design style
It is so easy to find examples of how the availability of plant material in your area shows up in your design style.
You can clearly see examples of this just by looking at the design elements I use.
... two examples:
I would often use a spectacular flower find and combine it with staples I already have in my design room ...
... such as gorgeous dried tendril filled vine wreaths (easy to find in Vancouver, where a fresh vine wreath is an almost never find)
... and then add a few stems of my much treasured rosary vine (we rarely find cut flower vines for sale in Vancouver).
The rosary plant Ceropegia woodii I design with has been my friend for more than 7 years!
Every design you see me using rosary vine is from the exact same plant.
I usually root a few vines in preparation for demonstrations so that I can hand out the succulents to members in the audience who wants to grow their own.
Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier
Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...
Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase
It's sometimes difficult to place a tiny crystal or bead exactly where you want it.
When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.
This is a perfect do-ahead-of-time hanging design for a summer wedding. Craft one or three or a whole lot of the lanterns and add some orchids at the last moment to finish the...
Wire short twigs around wire rings to create rustic flameless tea-light lanterns
My book launch demonstration was hosted by my flower-buddies from the Capilano Flower Arranging Club. We looked at what influences our own effortless style... that "thing" that...
Weave a wire and twig Christmas chandelier
My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine
My article looking at contrasts and 6 winter lantern designs featured in the DIY Wedding Magazine
Wire spirals twisted around candles to make small Christmas trees for the Christmas Eve dinner table