My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Winter formal

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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Tutorials

5 March 2014 Using floral glue to secure succulents

Easy and fast way to include succulents in designs

16 November 2011 Making the waist corsage using the BoutStix Floral Magnets

The BoutStix Floral Magnets “stick” is the backbone of the design, strengthening the narrow heart shape and adding support and balance.

Favourite Flowers

Echiveria

Echiveria, Hen and chicks

Related Designs

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

31 August 2016 Leftovers

Using bits and snippets to create an everlasting moss and succulent design

8 February 2017 It could hold

A fragile looking heart made from twigs that can hold a lot of orchids

19 April 2017 A spongy home for this octopus orchid

An unusual mechanic for a tiny orchid design

20 September 2017 You Wear It Well

My article and body flowers design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

8 November 2017 Psithurism

Craft a three tiered, dried autumn leaf armature

14 February 2018 Two Are

Equisetum Valentine's hearts

15 March 2012 A Floral Fable Design demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging club

My demonstration explored ways to tell a story with floral art designs