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BDale, I use a pair of sharp pruners when gathering my flowers. But when I'm actually arranging, I switch to a knife. I've been told that shears/pruners cut stems in two directions causing more damage to the flowers, thus, decreasing the life of the arrangement. Don't know the validity of that, just makes sense I guess. I don't know brands or anything...I just think as long as they're sharp, they're good to go.
Your comment about scissors/shears makes sense. Might be something I need to consider. I don't know that I'm too handy with a knife when it comes to cut flowers, but perhaps that is a good skill to learn.
Okay, what is a "u shaped floral pick" and how/where do you use it? (Maybe gently strumming a guitar while considering how to place the flowers...?) :)
Haha bdale, I use it to secure moss to oasis foam. Also, remember the asian arrangement with the canna leaves? I used it to secure the leaf tip to the foam after I folded it under. Does that make sense?
Sorry bdale, I sort of made up that name. I don't even know what it is called. You can actually just make them from wires or even paper clips. I bought it for convenience. Here's a pic, but the quality isn't so great. Cheap camera.
I think the new shop is great Traci, I will be getting all my flowery things from there!
Belle's so friendly and she really knows her stuff, someone said she used to do demos! (of the flower club type)
On the packet I have it says they last for two years. I have noticed if they are out of water after a few days they start to go small again. I put them back in the water and hey presto, back to normal size.
They were given to me as a christmas present, not sure of the price.
Nice to see you around again!
Sorry I missed this post... Oasis sell the coloured foam. It takes much longer to soak up the water, usually about 20 minutes. It is fun to experiment with it, I have tried pink and yellow so far.
I used it here with yellow roses
I found it online, but looks expensive and bulk purchases for flower shops. Still looking and Terri, I went to the bridal shop, had no idea about the pins so I visited another craft shop and they had some pearl ones, now are those that you used above clear crystal?
I bet I know what you are working on. Can't wait to see it. Where do you get your oasis foam that is colored? I purchase what you have shown here of the floral foam that soaks in water, but no colored except online for florist shops.
I get it from the flower club stall, some florists sell it, but you don't see it very much.
I think it might be going out of fashion already!!! It takes so long to soak up the water unlike the green stuff.
Couple of frogs and some small oasis rounds. Oh and wire ribbon from the hand tie I won!
Ohhhh lovely! Haven't seen those before Blossom! I'm useless at bows.
Hurry up and get bow making so we can see what they look like!!
You will be able to use them for easter baskets, bouquets and allsorts... GREAT!
You mad it UGLY on purpose Blossom... you told yourself it would be ugly and you couldn't do it. Thats what happens when you say you cant do stuff and you made it with NO LOVE!!!! How about some soft silky ribbon? not the hard papery stuff and something not so wide.