My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Wired Foliage Circles

Fold a section of wire in a circle

Bend a section of wire in a circle

Twist the ends to secure

Twist the ends to secure.

Split a long leaf to remove the hard vain

Split a long leaf to remove the hard vain

Spread floral glue on both leaf halves

Spread floral glue on both leaf halves

Roll the leaf around the wire

Roll the leaf around the wire

Overlap the ends and secure with glue

Overlap the ends and secure with glue

Glue the other half of the leaf to the inside of the ring

Glue the other half of the leaf to the inside of the ring

Cover the inside of the wire with a leaf

Follow the circle and cover the wire. Press the two leaf-halves to glue to the wire but leave the sides slightly gaping so that the silver wire peaks out at the sides.

See the Tutorial below for instructions on how to completely cover a wire.

Glue the vain bit to the ring

Glue the vain bit to the ring...

Wrap it around the ring

Wrap it around the ring...

Secure the strip with a knot on the inside

Secure the strip with a knot on the inside

Cut the dangling bit short

Cut the dangling bit short

Add a few more knots and finish the design

Add a few more knots and finish the design

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Tutorials

15 February 2012 Wire and bend foliage

Wire and bend foliage in any shape

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