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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring floral art design

A coiled spring sprang

Phalaenopsis orchids

as it often sprung

Phalaenopsis orchids and curled lily grass

springing when pressed or pulled

Coiled wire, Phalaenopsis orchids and curled lily grass

still coiled as springy springs are

Coiled wire, Phalaenopsis orchids and curled lily grass flower frog

to spring back to its former curly sprung sprang-ed spring

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Tutorials

1 February 2017 Coil wire and grass to create a spring frog

Twirl and wrap wire and lily grass around a dowel stick to create a spring frog

2 July 2014 Clearly invisible taped Grid

This is the easiest way to keep flower in place

2 April 2014 Turning the sellotape over the vase trick up-side-down for a sticky side out frog

Tape a grid over a vase to keep the floral details in place

15 April 2015 Stretching leaves and foliage into a ringlet curl

Most leaves and foliage can be slightly manipulated to curve or curl.

22 February 2012 Coiled Grass Armature

Connect grass covered wire rings with short reed sections to create a natural looking Floral Art armature

13 October 2011 Spiral Wire Cages

The cage spirals to form a basket that wrap around the plump ripe berries (or you can slip in a flower) to hang as connections between the twigs.

12 June 2013 Spiral rattan and skeleton leaf bee

Spiral curl and knot a rattan bee

22 May 2012 Spiral twig frog

Multiple tiny twigs create a flower frog to keep the delicate buds and leaves in the exact spot you want.

24 February 2016 Willow Spring

Set willow tips into a spiral to create a spring design

27 November 2013 Zig-Zag leaf flower frog

Wire and fold a flat leaf to create a support to rest flowers on in a flat container

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Related Designs

22 February 2017 Perfect!

Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers

7 March 2018 Twist of its own

... a quick an easy design. Curl a few flax leaves to frame orchids

15 April 2015 Bowled Over

Weave a sphere armature to complement delicate oncidium orchiods

6 April 2016 Take it for a Spin

Make a clear grid to suspend plant material on

20 August 2014 Summer

A quick and easy design for summer

25 January 2017 What is in a basket of spectacular?

Weave a basket with dangling edges for a single orchid display

7 April 2012 Spring Clean

A clean Easter design. The tiny blossoms are Kalanchoe 'Calandiva Pink'. Tucked low in the paper eggs are a few Cymbidium orchids and the twigs are contorted hazel. The...

18 March 2015 Spring Dreaming

A bowl full of miniature Chrysanthemums

13 April 2012 Spring Has Sprung!

The sprouts are sprouting and the bees are being and the birds are birding. Tempting as it is new growth is hard to condition. Hard, but not impossible

24 February 2016 How to make an early Spring

Roll and set willow twigs into a spring

27 November 2013 'Twas right before Christmas

Fold leaves to create a support to float orchids on