My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

One Singular Sensation

Floral Art Show- Singular Sensation

Equisetum dome with a three lily composite

Floral Art Show Singular sensation 2

Three Lilies plaited to create a sensational, singular flower

Floral Art Shows Singular Sensation- Cage

Equisetum dome with Rainbow Oasis pebbles

Plait the lily stems together to create a full flower head.

Plait the tall lily stems together to create a sensational flower head.

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Tutorials

13 March 2011 Wire and bend Equisetum

Create lasting shapes by wiring Equisetum

19 February 2011 Pebbles

Cut and smooth pebbles out of Rainbow Oasis

21 January 2015 Braiding three Tulip stems

Plait Tulip stems

30 May 2012 Plaiting a palm thorn garland

This is the basic technique used in traditional Easter crafts to plait a crown of thorns.

Favourite Flowers

Equisetum

Scouring Rush, Horsetail, snake grass, puzzle grass

Lilium

Lily

Related Designs

24 August 2011 Touchstone

A Touchstone is something or even someone that you can rely on to evaluate the strength or worth of an idea or concept.

19 February 2011 Crossing Boundaries

Twig waterfall creates the boundary between the "under" and the "over" of the design. Tutorial: How to cover test tubes with Rainbow Oasis

8 February 2011 Prickly Oasis

Create the two or more coloured details with Rainbow Oasis.

11 February 2011 A Work of Heart

Carving hearts out of Rainbow Oasis to create an under water design

17 February 2011 Hanging Garden

Hanging garden Design using Rainbow Oasis Powder

25 February 2011 A Rock by any other Name...

It's not really what we call things that matter but what they are made of- in this design, it's made of all three types of Oasis and wool.

3 February 2016 Connect the dot

Connect snippets of grass to create a shelter for your flowers

1 June 2016 The ties that Bind

Bind a lily to create a trumpet shape as it opens

15 June 2016 One tug

Weave willow bark strips into a nest and weave a bird from flax

2 November 2016 Pick your poison

A Fun Halloween design with "poisonous mushrooms" tucked between the moss and petals

19 April 2017 A spongy home for this octopus orchid

An unusual mechanic for a tiny orchid design

30 August 2017 If

Place a water tube at an angle in lumber so that the Zantedeschia float just above the base to show off the delicate grass snippets scattered up the stem

15 November 2017 Alchemy

Gently stand leaves upright in a Kenzan

17 January 2018 Flowering Between a Rock and a Hard place

Create a subtle contrast by floating or anchoring some of your design elements.

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

6 June 2018 Hi-Lo

Perfect stems, perfect flowers. Needs nothing more.

12 June 2019 Almost... all over!

Loop a grass veil over a lily stem to create a minimalist summer design.