what you need:
- 3 doz. white roses
- 6 - 8 stems red coffee beans
- 4 stalks kale
- 1 bags of clear glass floral marbles, flat and round
- 1 small cylinder vase 6"H x 2 3/8"Diam.
- 18 gauge floral stem wire cut into thirds
- a rose stripper
- an oval vase (found here)
Rated: Intermediate Arrangement
This is a winter arrangement with its white, green and red colors. It is streamlined, simple, and elegant. The cylindrical small glass vase and simple oval large glass vase are modern in appearance. You can buy an oval vase like this (click here) The flower stems form a "V" that anchors the arrangement and takes the eye up. At the same time, to counter-balance the movement of the eye vertically, the main vase is subtly divided into 3 horizontal sections; the line of the marbles, the water line and the top of the vase. These 3 sections are almost equal, following the Greek rule of the "Golden Mean," the ratio of 1/3 to 2/3rds, with the water and marbles making up the 2/3rds, and the top of the vase making up the 1/3.
These large white roses are stunning. You will be wiring them so that their heads don't droop, and you will have to guide the stems down as you place them to keep the geometry in the arrangement. The kale adds structure and a fullness to the top of the arrangement, punctuated by the little red coffee beans. Are you ready? It will be fun making this impressive arrangement.