Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Assembling a Mobile on a twig top bar
I used rustic wire to bend a hook for the mobile top bar. Balance the twig on one finger to see where the hook should be.
Add a few drops of glue make sure the ends of the wire remains neat.
Position the pieces on a cardboard in the order that you want to hang it.
Draw a few connecting lines from the bells to the twigs where the string should be.
Start to string the pieces together. Find the balance point of each piece and make a hole or loop the string there. Connect the bottom pieces to the ones above them, find the balance point on that piece and connect it to the piece above it. Continue working your way up.
Lastly, connect the highest hanging pieces to the body and the top bar and adjust to create perfect balance. Hang the design and test all the moving parts. Adjust or add strings if necessary.
Christmas Flower Trends 2011 starts with a Floral Craft Assignment from the Floral Trends Design Group to make an Earthly Angel garden decoration.