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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Spring Dreaming

Spring Dreaming floral art design

… the sky is gray

Miniature Chrysanthemums

(And...

Ice crystals

the sky is gray)

Spring design

I've been for a walk

Cyclaman and Chrysanthemum

(I've...

Fill the bowl with flowers

been for a walk)

Cyclamen and Chrysanthemum with ice crystals.

On a (early) Spring Day...

inspired by “California Dreamin”, a song written by John Phillips and Michelle Philips, recorded by the Mamas & the Papas in 1965

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Tutorials

18 March 2015 Meadow in a bowl

Inspired by a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design called Komiwara. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.

25 September 2013 Adding beads into a design

I wanted my beads to softly float above my snowball posy. If I glued the beads to some of the flowers it would just disappear in the mass of twigs and flowers.

22 May 2012 Filling a vase with water without disturbing the design details

Break the water flow when you fill a vase with details in that can move with the stream of water

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

22 May 2012 Harvesting cyclamen flowers and foliage

Cyclamen stems are so close together that it is easy to damage the plant when cutting stems.

7 May 2014 Rethinking the traditional Komiwara technique

Komiwara is a classic and traditional Ikebana technique used in a Rikka design. Designers would usually bundle straw to keep the flowers in place.

Favourite Flowers

Cyclamen

Cyclamen, English sowbread

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum or "mums"

Related Designs

27 April 2016 Sprout

A sneaky way to condition new growth to add into your Spring design

1 February 2017 Not yet Spring, Spring but a spring

Coil wire and grass to create a spring

2 August 2017 Grace

Use snips and snippets and leftovers to create a design of it's own

21 February 2018 Impossible things

A cut stem flower frog for the heavy Hanging Heliconia flowers

4 July 2018 Wonder

Tie a bundle of grass to support your floral details

30 January 2019 Around Here

Wind lily leaves to spiral around in a water filled container.