My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

That Will Be

That Will Be floral art design

I’m going to

Free standing willow twig armature

make everything around me

Free standing willow twig armature with a hidden water source

more

Phalaenopsis orchid

beautiful-

Phalaenopsis orchid resting in a willow armature

that will be

Free standing willow twig armature with a hidden water source for a Phalaenopsis orchid

my life

Quote by: Elise de Wolfe

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Tutorials

20 April 2016 Free standing Willow twig armature with a hidden water source

Cut a few willow twigs to split to create legs for the armature

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

2 September 2015 Hana-Kubari Bamboo Stilts with a Hidden Water Source

Split bamboo stems to create a water source for dancing orchids

1 April 2015 Hana-kubari Bamboo

Hana-Kubari is an Ikebana flower mechanic. Only natural materials such as pebbles, sticks and branches can be seen to support the flowers. Traditionally no twine or wire, nails,...

19 October 2011 Hana-Kubari chopsticks

Splitting the chopsticks or a wooden branch, such as a willow twig creates a natural (and glue-less!) clamp.

16 March 2016 Willow Parasol

Weave willow stems into a decorative parasol

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

Favourite Flowers

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

27 July 2016 Too Hot!

Leaning floral stems to stand on their own in a shallow container

18 January 2017 Look at you!

Tie twigs to shape a hanging armature

26 April 2017 In no time at all

Hana-Kubari twig armature

5 July 2017 Just A Bit

Glue a bit of grass snippets to suspend over the design

3 January 2018 Happy Coincidence!

Some designs really do just make themselves. I received this tiny vase for Christmas from Marius (thank you, Marius!) and while cleaning out my design room I found this little...

28 February 2018 March Days

Line up a few frosted twigs to march across a shallow container

16 May 2018 It goes like this...

Gently curve plant material.

1 August 2018 Stay Cool!

Craft a free standing Sweat pea design

14 November 2018 For just this moment… let’s take a break

Simplicity to showcase the perfection of the Lisianthus buds

28 November 2018 Crafting

The second design I did for my book launch demonstration looking at aspects that influences my effortless style of designing.

11 September 2019 Transition into Fall

A sustainable, absolutely no waste floral design using willow to suspend your flower head in your arrangement.

12 April 2011 Intimate Dinner For Two- Table Setting Competition Class

Floral Sushi Dinner, for two

29 September 2011 Pick-Up Sticks

A twig and stick design with sweet dumpling pumpkins and rosary vine (Ceropegia woodii). I also made a cherry twig and skeleton leaf Stick Insect

1 November 2011 On The Street Where You Live

A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.

5 January 2012 Designing Your Way to Profits

Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

5 September 2012 Just Right! Floral Art demonstration: Just Right!

My third design in my demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society meeting

25 June 2014 Fine Tune

Thread cane through sticks to make a music inspired armature

1 April 2015 The Space Between

Traditional Hana-Kubari flower mechanic

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems

16 March 2016 Creative Expectations

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