Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Three Tier Wire Ring Chandelier
Bend and weave three wire wreaths
See the Tutorial below for detailed instructions on how to weave a wreath
Catch the end of a length of sisal through an opening in the wire wreath to secure
Wrap the sisal around the wire wreath
Knot the end to secure
Wrap the second wreath in the same way as the first
Wrap the last wreath with sisal
Connect the three wreaths with fishing line
String up the wreaths to hang. For a "Christmas tree" look string small to large. For my design I strung the wreaths large to small.
If you want the design to twirl gather and connect all the line at the top in a single knot and hang. If you do not want the design to twirl hang it from various points.
Place the orchids in glass vases to hang
See the Tutorial below for more detailed instructions on how I hanged these glass seahorse vases
Drape the Spanish Moss to hang down the design
Add a few vine tendrils for contrast
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
When I hang these delicate glass bubbles I want to make sure they are really secure. By slipping them into Macramé inspired knots they are not only hanging securely but the...
Cut the Phalaenopsis orchid with a bit of green stem attached. This will make them last longer.
There are many ways to hang your air plants in a design. In this Tutorial I explore three
Stack two vases to create a small gap at the side to keep a leaf upright
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show
Delicate glass bubbles filled with the midnight blue African violet flowers, purple ornamental capsicum and spilling down the design are a few stems of rosary vine
A veil of green wool, Spanish moss and dried hydrangeas hang over white lilies
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the 20th Anniversary of Friends of Government House Gardens Society a Horticultural event was hosted in the gardens and...
My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine