On Trend Floral Wrist Corsage
On trend for prom and wedding wrist corsages is the classic floral cuff updated with today’s materials, colors and flowers. Metallics, bling and brightly colored flowers are the look of the season. In this video clip Leanne shares the techniques for creating a floral cuff as she designs a spectacular wrist corsage. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Flower School.com video library. I'm Leanne Kesler, Director of the Floral Design Institute, and today I want to share with you an on-trend wrist corsage perfect for prom and wedding throughout the year.
The latest trend for wrist corsages is to base it on a cuff like so that they can just put on. For the base, I use one-inch flat wire, cut to size and then mold it. The one issue is that it has a sharp edge. With metallics being so on-trend, let's add texture and more metallic using bouillon wire. Just pulling off three yards and then crush it together, basically wadding it up and rolling it, and then elongate. You want it to be about the same length as the edge of the band.
To adhere the bouillon wire to the flat wire, a U-Glu dash, pull it off, removing it and then just starting at one edge, stretch it across to the other edge so that you've got glue dash the whole length. Then taking your bouillon wire and compressing it on and wrapping it around, so that you get a nice coverage so there's no sharp edges and repeat that on both sides so that it's ready to wear.
When it's time to add flowers, you use a combination of the U-Glu strips and the Oasis Floral Adhesive cold glue. Take half a strip, place directly onto the cuff. This gives you a really sticky, sticky base so you don't have to worry about it coming off.
Then for the flowers I'll use the glue. I picked some spray roses in bright, bright orange. We've been blush and white for so many years, and finally bright colors are coming back so these are going to be fabulous. Craspedia in vivid yellow, and then to make it even darker going back into a burgundy, almost maroon with scabiosa buds, and lastly a small amount of the pieris, the andromeda, little seed pods again in that maroon/burgundy hue that is so popular. Clipping it down. And maybe a leaf of two of ruscus just to give it a little bit of a fresh green look.
Then when it comes to glue, glue sticks to glue the best of all. So just put a little bit of glue on your glue dash, then go back adding glue to your blooms, letting them begin to set. Then starting with the lightness, placing it first, letting it drape. Maybe a leaf so that that's going to be underneath.
Then as you get your base begun, go back and add your heavier items, the roses, making sure that you get it tucked in where there is glue so its glue to glue. Hold securely. Going back, adding the craspedia and continue adding until you get a beautiful, beautiful cuff.
The smallest things, the scabiosa buds, save them for last because they're the most delicate and go over the top of everything else. Going back, adding it in, building it up. Getting the depth of color, and then double-checking that all your glue is concealed, and that the texture is beautiful on both sides front and back.
You could stop here. Beautiful, textural, nice and organic looking, but with metallics being so on-trend, let's add a little more brightness, just a touch of bling. Maybe a hard or so of the bouillon wire. Once again crush it, and then roll it like you're doing Play-Doh. Creating a nice sphere or orb, nice round, and then just taking a little bit of glue, adding it in. I made a couple more. Place it over to the front, just that little touch. Maybe one last one, off to the side to finish it off.
On-trend for prom and wedding 2018 the classic cuff. It's sure to be a favorite. For more creative inspiration, check out the website at Flower School.com. The website contains hundreds of floral design how-to videos, floral design classes, online floral classes and DIY Flowers.
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