Archive for the ‘Wrist Corsage’ Tag
Spring semester just started back up at Golden West College and I will be guest lecturing again this semester. I realized I NEVER posted pictures from my last guest lecture!! So today I want to show the class projects from last semester.
We used aluminum wire in copper with lily grass, green button mums, orange spray roses and lemon leaf to create a necklace, boutonniere and a wrist corsage. The majority of the pieces were glued however I still find it important to go over wire and taping techniques. I always look forward to being part of the Floral Program at Golden West College!
I had the pleaser of guest lecturing last night at Golden West for the wedding flower class. I always enjoy going and talking to the student and TRYING to change their mind about how horrible making corsages can be! In years past we would always wire and tape a corsage and attach it to a wire wristlet that I show them how to create. This was the first year we glued the entire corsage! I am not a huge fan of gluing corsages since flowers are heavy and I do not completely trust the glue to hold the ENTRIE night while girls are dancing. With the said I was proven wrong last night! The glue held the corsage perfectly and there is no way it will be coming off!
First I showed them how to make the wire wristlet using the green oasis decorative wire. The wristlet consisted of multiple swirls that were great decorative accents as well as the perfect base to glue the flowers to. Next we started to glue! Here is how the finished product turned out.
Because I am a stickler for fanatic wire and taping I did have the class wire and tape a base for the boutonniere and glue in the flower petals. Here is the finished product.
I also made another wrist corsage; this one was wired to an extent and glued to finish it off. There were a few extra cymbidium orchids from a previous class that I was very happy to use to make the composite flower!
The students really seemed to be interested and quite a few of them actually asked questions (that can be rare!)! It always feels great to be part of the Floral Program at Golden West; after all it is where I found my passion for flowers!
After a long run with the previous boring website, I have decided to upgrade! Along with the website, the old blog has also gone bye-bye. With these new and exciting happenings, I would like to share some other exciting things that will be going on here at Floral Design By Jacqueline Ahne.
Coming March 1st, 31 days of Bridal Bouquets! In this mini blog series we will show case bridal bouquets in a range of themes, colors, flowers and styles! Along with the some of the bouquets other floral pieces such as corsage, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and cake flowers will be shown that can compliment the bouquet! Keep your eyes peeled for those coming your way.
We also have a new stock of corsage bracelets! This leads to many new styles and designs that can be worn for prom or weddings. And they are great keepsakes when the event it over! We will be showing some designs on these bracelets in coming blogs.
One last thing before I wrap things up…… Wedding dates are still available for 2010, and we still have some room for weddings in the next few months! Contact us today for a complimentary consultation and we look forward to helping to make many more wedding days beautiful!
A sneak peak at one new type of bracelet, natural shell bracelet comes in 6 colors! These are currently in a limited supply, only two per color right now, however we maybe able to get more if you like them for a wedding. These Bracelets are an extra $5 per corsage (corsage shown at starting price $20) making the corsage only $25!! Great deal if you ask me!