My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Be Silent And Listen

“The inspiration

“The inspiration

you seek

you seek

 is

is

already

already

within you

within you

be silent

- be silent

and listen

and listen”

Quote by Rumi

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Tutorials

28 May 2014 Bamboo scaffold armature

Latch a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold for the flowers to hang from

28 May 2014 Bamboo panel

Create a panel for the flowers to hang on

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

26 April 2011 Natural stem hook to hang plant material from

Side stems of branches can be used as hooks to hang floral material in a design.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

When you need to keep a tiny stem hydrated this is just what you need.

25 August 2011 Placing orchids in test tubes

Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

Easy way to fill test tubes and easiest way to remove water from a vase

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

17 February 2016 Where would you put it!?!

Tie a twig armature enclosure for fresh flowers

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

10 August 2016 Saved up

Cut lengths of bamboo to place in a shallow container as a flower frog

15 February 2017 Step Along

Create twig steps to display the orchids

14 June 2017 Things are looking up!

My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

5 July 2017 Just A Bit

Glue a bit of grass snippets to suspend over the design

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

6 February 2019 Tread softly on winter

A delicate winter twig armature to show off the delicate beauty of these early spring coloured tulips.