My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Twig test tube swing

See the Tutorial below for a wire version of this swinging test tube technique

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Cut two twigs to create a natural hook. See Tutorial below for detailed instructions on cutting the hooks

Cut wire that would match your design colour

Cut wire that would match your design colour

Wrap the wire around the tube and twist to secure.

Wrap the wire tightly around the tube and twist to secure.

Wrap the second wire around the lower end of the tube and twist to secure

Wrap the second wire around the lower end of the tube and twist to secure

Twist the wire out to the side

Twist the top and wire out to the opposite sides

And wrap it around a twig.

And wrap it around a twig. The top wire goes to the one side and the bottom wire to the other

Cut the left-over wire short

Cut the left-over wire short

Hook the twigs in your design

Hook the twigs in your design. This should be a loose fit so that the flower can swing gently, and naturally in the design. Fill the vile with water and add fresh plant material

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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