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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Turning of the leaves

Turning of the leaves floral art design.

So, while our part of the world is still steeped in the remnants of a lingering summer,

Floating floral art design.

there is definitely a promise of autumn in the air.

Skeleton leaves curl and whirl on a stir stick star-burst

It is as if all the trees are holding their collective breath,

African violet, Ceropegia woodii, Echiveria and Cyclamen flowers and foliage rest on a whirl of skeleton leaves

for just this one moment,

Stir stick sunburst

before the spectacular colour burst of autumn floats around again.

Note: The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, the night and day have approximately equal length

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Tutorials

22 September 2012 Stir-stick Sunburst

Glue a radiating armature from stir-sticks.

22 September 2012 Skeleton Leaves

Remove the pulp from leaves so that only the vain framework remain

22 September 2012 Stiffen and set skeletonized leaves into a whirl

Skeletonized leaves can be shaped while wet to create shapes

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

Favourite Flowers

Ceropegia woodii

Rosary vine, Chain of Hearts, Collar of hearts and String of hearts

Echiveria

Echiveria, Hen and chicks

Saintpaulia

African violet

Cyclamen

Cyclamen, English sowbread

Related Designs

4 November 2015 Delicate

Bleached Gypsophila wreath with delicate autumn touches

23 December 2015 Dear Santa,

Gift boxes from skeleton leaves

8 June 2016 When the wind whisper

Glue a fantasy forest from Popsicle sticks, grape vine tendrils and willow tips

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

12 July 2017 Sparkler

A radiating twig design

25 October 2017 When the pretty eyeballs you back!

Barely there skeleton blossoms with Eucalyptus eyes for my Halloween design... Oh! and a Willow Paddle, which probably should have been the main Tutorial... but... well...

11 July 2018 Stay-a-Float

Snip florets from a hydrangea mop head to float on water

3 January 2012 Going Cold Twinkle Turkey

Is it better to go Cold Twinkle Turkey and embrace the minimalist living room or rather ease into it?