My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Free Standing Twig and Wire Heart Armature

Bend two sturdy wires into a heart shape.

Curve two sturdy wires into a heart shape.

Secure with pliers

Secure with pliers

Overlap the bottom part of the wires

Overlap the bottom part of the wires

Twist the wires to secure

Twist the wires to secure

Bend the wires open and curve to create two flat legs for the shape to rest on

Bend the wires open and curve to create two flat legs for the shape to rest on

Add a third wire

Add a third wire

Bend the wire in the middle point and curve it round the back to fill out the heart shape

Bend the wire in the middle point and curve it round the back to fill out the heart shape

Secure the wire at the binding point

Secure the wire at the binding point

Secure the sides with wire.

Secure the sides with wire.

Add the last wire

Add the last wire. Curve it around the back and secure it to the binding point

Twist the wire to the back and balance the wire armature to stand freely.

Twist the wire to the back and balance the wire armature to stand freely.

Fill in the heart shape with twig snippets

Fill in the heart shape with twig snippets.

Start with the thicker twigs and work your way towards thinner ones

Start with the thicker twigs and work your way towards thinner ones

Snip the Stillingia stems to only have the delicate stems

Snip the Stillingia stems to only have the delicate stems

Stillingia stems

Stillingia stems

Glue the Stillingia stems into the armature

Glue the Stillingia stems into the armature

Fill in the rest of the heart shape

Fill in the rest of the heart shape

Add a few delicate twigs to the base

Add a few delicate twigs to the base

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Tutorials

24 July 2012 Blow away hot glue strands

When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.

22 May 2012 Bite and snap a sturdy twig

Break the sturdy twig on the scribe line.

11 February 2015 Willow Heart Wand

10 July 2012 Bark covered heart

Cover cardboard with bark to create a heart shaped log

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