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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

A Dandelion Seed Puff that stays just so

I used beaded wire

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

Scrunch up the wire slightly

Position the wire so that it looks like it is spilling out of the basket

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

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

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

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

And place the seed on the wire

Create a fluffy seed puff that does not blow away

Create a neat and fluffy seed puff that does not blow away

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Tutorials

29 November 2011 Messy wire lace

I call this “lace” because I use pins to guide the wire sections together- almost like you do when making lace.

5 May 2011 Wire baubles

Make baubles from wire

14 January 2011 Beaded wire

Thread thin wire with tiny beads

1 March 2011 Paper covered Wire

Cover the wire with the raffia

12 June 2012 Sticky Shooting Star

Glue gypsophila sticks, flowers and dandelion seeds into a star shape

22 March 2017 Add plant material and a wire support to sisal armatures

Customize sisal armatures by adding a wire skeleton and interesting bits of plant material

26 August 2015 Sun baked Sweetpea vine wreath

A perfect way to use a Lathyrus vine after all it flowered

Related Designs

17 May 2017 Nobody move!

Weave a small basket with a lid to keep fluffy treasures in

26 July 2017 Beat the summer heat

Tangle some wire to set flowers in water

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

Floral Sushi Dinner, for two

14 April 2011 In the Bag

My bag was woven from re-purposed wire and recycled fishing line and tiny stems of growing sweet pea plants and orchids

23 March 2016 Celebrate!

A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show

5 July 2011 Iris Tuft Tassel

Throughout their dangling history tiny to robust tassels were universally used as a finishing feature in fabric decoration and symbols of standing in religious order and nobility...

8 May 2012 Skipping stone

Weave a grass pebble for the orchid to nestle in.

16 May 2012 On the first warm day in May

A ripped flax, Ranunculus and Mikado Reed drop shaped nest

11 June 2012 Wish Upon a Dandelion Star

A sticky shooting star made with gypsophila stems and fluffy dandelion seeds

25 November 2015 So white

A dried Baby's breath and fresh orchid wreath

26 August 2015 Bent

Weave a wreath from sweetpea stems and tendrils