My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Paper covered Wire

Paper wire

Roll a section of paper raffia flat. Paint the paper raffia with wood glue. Cover the wire with the raffia twisting it to secure.

Paper wire

Wrap the wire around a pencil to create tendrils.

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Tutorials

26 July 2011 Wire Tendrils

Curl the wire at irregular intervals to create a natural wire tendril similar to that of a passion fruit plant

Related Designs

2 April 2011 Easter Parade Demonstration and Accessory Workshop

Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...

12 April 2011 Oh, What Twisted Tales We Weave

"What Twisted Tales We Weave" design 2010 Floral Trends Design Group, South Africa.

1 March 2011 Durbanville Flower Club Parting Favors decorated with coffee filter and water colour roses.

50 Small bags with Lavender Bath Salt and a posy of lavender flowers decorated with coffee filter paper roses

30 January 2013 It's High Time for Tea: from craft to art, taking a delicious floral journey with wire techniques

This was my last two designs for my It's High Time for Tea Floral Craft and Art Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting

14 January 2013 It is High Time for Tea. Floral Craft and Art demonstration at the The Capilano Flower Arranging Club meeting

This is an overview of the Floral Art and Craft Demonstration at The Capilano Flower Arranging Club. I demonstrated three floral craft cake designs and three matching floral art...

30 March 2016 A Point of Support

My contemporary floral art design demonstrated at the Canada Blooms flower show in Toronto.

16 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Snipped into Sections

This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

15 February 2017 Step Along

Create twig steps to display the orchids

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape