Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Dandelion Seed Puff that stays just so
I used beaded wire to create my puff. See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to make beaded wire
Scrunch up the wire slightly
Position the wire so that it looks like it is spilling out of the basket
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to make the basket
Pour out some floral glue in a flat container. I lined the container with wrap to be able to close it so that the glue remains tacky for longer.
Pull a seed from the puff with a tweeter
Dip the ends of the seeds in the glue rather than apply the glue because it is very fragile
And place the seed on the wire
Create a neat and fluffy seed puff that does not blow away
I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.
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A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
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