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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Magnetic Fields Forever

Strawberry Corsage using corsage magnets
There is just something enchanting about a strawberry plant -from the tiny white blossoms to the green berries and ultimately the delicious strawberry. Pure edible summer!
The leftover bits of Kyogi paper strips reminded me of the straw that line a punnet of strawberries at the market.
I wanted to capture that country market feeling in my corsage

Kyogi paper and strawberry corsage

I wove the heart from Kyogi paper. Green strawberries are woven into the design to follow the pattern and shape. Secure the berries with Oasis Floral Adhesive.

Strawberry and Kyogi paper Corsage

Make sure the design is balanced and use only the smaller berries so that the design doesn’t become too heavy

About the title of the design:
“Strawberry Fields Forever”is a song by The Beatles, written by John Lennon (and Paul McCartney). It was inspired by John Lennon’s childhood memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army house named “Strawberry Field” close to the house where he grew up.
A Magnetic Field is the whole area in which the “pull” and “push” of a magnet can be felt. Earth produces its own magnetic field which is utilized when you navigate with a compass. The north needle of your compass will point toward the North Magnetic Pole.

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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.