My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Curl tinsel

Pull a single strand from the tinsel package.

Design note: This is one of the times where the least expensive tinsel is the best. You might just discover a few strands in the packet that are slightly thicker. Use both thin and thicker strands to add visual interest.

Gently rest the pad of your thumb on the blade and pull the tinsel over a blade to curl.

If you press down more on the blade you get a tight curl and less pressure results in a looser curl.

Or mimic tendrils by curling the tinsel in sections.

Drape the tinsel over the design and secure with glue in places.

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5 May 2011 Unravel wire from a copper pot scrubber

Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire

5 May 2011 Wire curls

curl wire to add to designs

14 January 2011 Ripping Flax

Flax can be ripped into fibres creating long and versatile strips

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Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid

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