My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wire curls

I love using copper wire in designs. It just looks "right" combined with plant material. I unravel a copper pot scrubber to get rolls and rolls of flat copper wire. See below for the Tutorial

Wire curls

As an added bonus this wire can be curled with scissors as you would gift ribbon!

Gently pull the wire over the sharp edge of your scissors. Repeat until you have the amount of curl you need for your project

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Tutorials

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

Related Designs

29 April 2011 Copper wire Spiral pot scrubber becomes a Tiara

Design 3:Wedding Tiara. This is a real Cinderella design, one moment scrubbing pots and the next getting ready for the ball.

22 March 2017 Biomimicry

A design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design group in South Africa exploring how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design...

22 March 2017 Biomimicry Demonstration and Workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group, South African Flower Union

Looking at how we emulate nature’s best biological ideas to solve our modern day design problems.

22 March 2017 Biomimicry Demonstration and Workshop video

Looking back at the preparations and my Biomimicry design demonstration and workshop at the Floral Trends Design Group in South Africa

9 October 2019 With a thankful twist in the middle

Fold and thread an autumn leaf armature for a thankful Thanksgiving design