How-to: Wire technique



How To: Wire Technique (by Doug Bates CFD). Trying out new desings with Oasis decorative wire. Great for Corsages, armbands, boutonnieres.. whatever! Let your imagination go!

Earlier this year I shared a little how-to with wire from Doug Bates CFD on our Facebook page..
The video and photos are easy to follow and were originally featured in  Floral.Today -Floral Industry News for Floral Professionals.  
You can read the Feature Designer article here

This is the design that really caught my eye and sparked my imagination ....all those COILS!  
How To: Wire Technique (by Doug Bates CFD). Trying out new desings with Oasis decorative wire. Great for Corsages, armbands, boutonnieres.. whatever! Let your imagination go!


 I had to give it a try.... 
as stated in the video (below) you DO need lots of space in the beginning because you need to keep the design-in-progress FLAT. 



Once we got the hang of it, we didn't want to stop!
Here are a few of our designs ..


How To: Wire Technique (by Doug Bates CFD). Trying out new desings with Oasis decorative wire. Great for Corsages, armbands, boutonnieres.. whatever! Let your imagination go!

How To: Wire Technique (by Doug Bates CFD). Trying out new desings with Oasis decorative wire. Great for Corsages, armbands, boutonnieres.. whatever! Let your imagination go!

How To: Wire Technique (by Doug Bates CFD). Trying out new desings with Oasis decorative wire. Great for Corsages, armbands, boutonnieres.. whatever! Let your imagination go!


And a couple smaller delicate designs..

How To: Wire Technique (by Doug Bates CFD). Trying out new desings with Oasis decorative wire. Great for Corsages, armbands, boutonnieres.. whatever! Let your imagination go!

How To: Wire Technique (by Doug Bates CFD). Trying out new desings with Oasis decorative wire. Great for Corsages, armbands, boutonnieres.. whatever! Let your imagination go!

I'm Looking forward to using these for 
Homecoming and Prom! 
They are fun to create and are also very sturdy, keeping their shape nicely.  
The coil detail is so striking I would probably place the flowers either in the center of the wrap
keeping the coil detail in full view on the ends, or place the flowers next to the coils so they become part of the focal area.

Check out the videos!









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