My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Where would you put it!?!

Where would you put it floral art design

"You can't

Roses and twig armature

have

Encased roses.

everything;

Twig armature filled with roses

where would you

Twig encased armature

put it?"

Quote by Samuel Beckett

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Tutorials

17 February 2016 Stack a Twig Enclosure

Loop and tie a few stacked twigs to create an enclosed floral armature

17 February 2016 Squigly vine twig armature

Loosely entwine vine stems

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

4 January 2011 Drinking straw "test tubes"

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

19 February 2013 Manipulating stems: Snapping at an angle, Bending, Spiraling, Curling and Straightening

Most stems, twigs and even sturdier branches can be bend into shapes. It takes practice and more than a bit of patience. The main idea is to slowly manipulate the branch without...

26 April 2011 Weave a willow twig blind

Weave twigs in parallel to create a twig blind with strong but natural horizontal lines.

29 June 2011 Twig Zipper

I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.

6 January 2012 Mossy Twig handbag

Radiate short twigs in a circle to make a moss and twig handbag

3 July 2012 Twig mushroom

Stack and wire a twig mushroom armature

29 January 2014 Twig Shooting Star

Wire and glue a twig armature

Favourite Flowers

Rosa

Rose

Related Designs

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

15 February 2017 Step Along

Create twig steps to display the orchids

14 June 2017 Things are looking up!

My article and Bamboo Lantern design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

11 October 2017 giving a thanks

A wire and acorn thanks

27 December 2017 Can it be?

Craft a pine tube to display a soft and snow filled winter scene

25 April 2018 Get in line!

Line up a few pussy willow twigs for a hanging armature

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

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions

13 April 2011 Harnessing the Wind

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

Floral Sushi Dinner, for two

25 April 2011 Drinking straws become flower test tubes

Design 2: Up-cycle drinking straws to make tiny test tubes to hold the orchids on my willow twig blind.

21 June 2011 WAFA 10th International Flower Show in Boston USA: This Glorious Earth

I wove my Zipper from just over 300 short, dried rose twigs with tiny thorns on them. The delicate "fabric" at the back of the design is woven rose bush roots. Aranthera and...

5 January 2012 Designing Your Way to Profits

Floral Craftsmanship Article in the Canadian Florist Magazine

3 July 2012 Twig-a-tude

Stack and wire twigs to create a twig mushroom with attitude for summer

16 October 2012 Bright, brighter… brightest!

Celebrate the bright colours of autumn with lilies and Chinese lanterns

23 October 2012 Everlasting

Design Inspiration Video: Take a few twigs, snippets of air plants and succulents and combine both traditional wire and tape techniques with more contemporary methods to embed a...

24 December 2012 Please have snow… and presents under the tree

Wire a Tiny Twig Treasure Trunk for small Christmas gifts

31 July 2013 Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

A tiny orchid stem ladder keeps the orchid suspended just above the water line

2 October 2013 Prickly

Build a twig porcupine armature for fall flowers

29 January 2014 Glued to stay just so

Wire and glue a twig armature

28 May 2014 Be Silent And Listen

Lash a few bamboo pieces together to create a scaffold armature

11 June 2014 To

Make a quick and easy twig disk armature

10 September 2014 Creativity will come

My Twig Bridal Basket design and Tutorial featured in the Extraordinary Wedding Flowers issue of the <strong> New Zealand Floral Design Magazine</strong>