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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Making Ends Meet

Making Ends Meet floral art design

It’s not

Monstera deliciosa leaf

about

Monstera deliciosa leaf, rosary vine and Phalaenopsis orchids

what

Corset lace up the gaps in the leaf.

it is,

Rosary vine and Phalaenopsis orchids

it’s about

Monstera deliciosa leaf, rosary vine and Phalaenopsis orchids laced up to make the ends meet

what it

Monstera deliciosa leaf, Ceropegia woodii and Phalaenopsis orchids laced up to make the ends meet

can become

Quote by Dr Seuss, The Lorax

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Tutorials

16 August 2017 Criss-cross Monstera lace-up

Glue short sections of rosary vine into the natural gaps in the Monstera deliciosa leaf

16 August 2017 Water tube bridge

Glue two thin sticks across a gap to support a water tube

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

3 January 2011 Syringe with tube

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

30 August 2011 Removing Oasis Floral Adhesive glue spills

The finish of every design should be flawless. Make sure there are no bits of glue visible in your design by carefully removing all traces of spills.

23 November 2016 Twig support to rest test tubes on a surface

Sink the tube in the design to rest on a few twigs

10 July 2013 Wrap a line grid to support plant material in a shallow, stemmed container

Fishing line creates an invisible grid over a shallow glass cake stand to support the plant material

31 July 2013 Ladder-frog

Lash the orchid stems together to create a ladder for the flower to rest on.

4 February 2015 Fold over a tropical leaf cocoon

Fold and glue a Monstera deliciosa (delicious monster) leaf

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Related Designs

22 August 2018 FreestyleFreesia

Dutch floral designer Pim van den Akker, from Flower Factor invited me to participate in a FloraHolland initiative promoting the versatility of Freesias entitled ...

26 September 2018 Cover Story

The design for the cover of my book, the effortless floral craftsman, crafted from Fiddlehead Fern and Red Lipstick Hanging Heliconia.

7 June 2011 Floating Boat Orchid

The name Cymbidium or boat Orchid is derived from the Greek word Kumbos meaning "hole or cavity", referring to the hollowness in the base of the lip of the flowers.

19 June 2013 This Moment

Create an armature design outside the vase

23 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Another perspective

This was the third design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

31 July 2013 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line

19 February 2014 Come on Over

Weave an open foliage flower frog

4 February 2015 collywobbles!

Fold foliage butterflies