My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Winter formal

Product Review
Is there anything better than receiving a package? A good old fashioned package? Not much, methinks.
Earlier this week I received a package filled with BoutStix Floral Magnets from Nancy. As the name suggest the BoutStix Floral Magnet is designed to secure corsages, boutonnieres and body flower designs without needing to use pins, wire or glue. It really is the Stix part that makes it so great to design with. One of the pair of magnets is encased in a 3cm long green plastic stick that can be taped directly to a flower stem to create almost instant corsages.
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My design this week kicks off the party season and sparkling season with some body flowers.

Elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage

The elongated heart shape Echeveria waist corsage is meant to be worn low around the hip as a trailing ribbon clasp.

Winter formal  waist corsage

It is a mono-botanical design with the focus firmly on the Echeveria rosettes and leaves. A few strands of pearlescent angel hair tinsel and beads add sparkle and contrast to the dull green of the foliage.

Corsage design with Echeveria rosettes and leaves

The BoutStix Floral Magnet is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support. Designs this big would normally be prone to topple over when worn but the long plastic stick spreads the weight evenly for perfect balance.

Echeveria waist corsage using a BoutStix Floral Magnets

The strong magnets make the design really quite versatile and it can, of course also be worn as a corsage attached to a lapel or handbag. This design can even become an accent piece when designing for the event itself such as a mirror design, on a chair back, curtain tie or decorate a book cover.

BoutStix Floral Magnets

Thank you BoutStix Floral Magnet, it was a pleasure designing with your great product!

I will also use the BoutStix Floral Magnets in a Contemporary Floral Art Design Demonstration and Workshop early in 2012 but more about that then…

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.




Echiveria, Hen and chicks