Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Curl Equisetum shoots into a snail shell spiral
Press a wire through the hollow Equisetum shoot. Make sure the wire is absolutely straight. Any kinks in the wire will pierce through the side of the Equisetum.
Start to gently curl the Equisetum shoot.
Curl the Equisetum shoot into a snail shell spiral. Make the curl gradually bigger. To create the snail shell dimension press the spiral slightly at an angle rather than flat. The curl will now move around and out.
Continue the spiral.
Equisetum shoot snail shell spiral
Or curl it into a neat flat spiral
Wind the Equisetum shoot to create a neat spiral
Wire is always sold in a roll and it can be very frustrating to try to remove bends, kinks and curls.