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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Stringing in the rain

Floral Art Design Stringing in the Rain.

I do believe rain on a summer afternoon,

For contrast two tone wire baubles shine in the matt wool.

really should have a name all of its own.

A veil of green wool rains over the design.

Where rain in winter is just wet and grey and never quite as magical as snow,

A veil of green wool rains over the design.

rain on a summer afternoon is refreshing and invigorating and inspirational.

Stringing wool, Spanish moss, hydrangea and lilies.

I do believe “Perfect” would be a really good name for rain on a hot summer afternoon.

"Singin' In the Rain" is a song performed by Gene Kelly in the 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain. The lyrics was written by Arthur Freed and the music by Nacio Herb Brown and it was published in 1929.

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Tutorials

8 August 2012 Stringing wool and Spanish moss

Create veil of wool and Spanish moss

2 January 2011 Lilies

How to keep Lilies in bud for longer. Removing the pollen. Stringing a Lily Garland.

28 December 2011 Macramé inspired hanging test tubes

When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...

30 May 2012 Drying Hydrangeas: Fast, Flat or Natural

Use all three methods to dry hydrangeas to get three very different textures to use in design work.

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

Favourite Flowers

Lilium

Lily

Tillandsia Usneoides

Spanish moss, Florida moss, long moss, or graybeard

Hydrangea

Hydrangea, when cultivated as a cut flower rather as a plant it is often revered to as Hortensia

Related Designs

28 October 2015 On Pumpkin Coloured Days

Create a besom broom to sweep up those Autumn leaves

9 December 2015 On a Grand Scale

My article and a floral panel design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

24 February 2016 How to make an early Spring

Roll and set willow twigs into a spring

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

13 April 2016 It keeps me going and I love it.

Hang a veil of Tillandsia Usneoides to create an armature

18 May 2016 Because I think I am making Progress

Create a floral ceiling

6 July 2016 The oh no factor

My article and Floral Monogram Seating Plan designs featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

29 March 2017 A Twirl

Suspend a wire chandelier design to twirl

31 May 2017 Let's hang out

Skewer some Eucalyptus to suspend between the orchids

29 November 2017 Marcescent

Glue a delicate autumn room devider

31 January 2018 Rock, don't Roll

Balance the heavy Protea flower head to lean against a rock.

6 June 2018 Hi-Lo

Perfect stems, perfect flowers. Needs nothing more.

19 September 2018 Before I show you my book- let me show you my book

… and why we call this the special craftsmanship edition

17 October 2018 But wait… there's more!

Tucked into the box with every advance copy of the book, the effortless floral craftsman is a packet of clips. This design and Tutorial is a bit of inspiration... what will you...

10 April 2019 Just Like Wisteria Rain

Craft a ethereal design from twigs and wisteria flowers

3 July 2019 Taking a Breather

A relaxing summer design that spins gently in the wind