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Corsage magnets magically suspend a collection of callas.
Design by BJ Dyer,
arrangements are arrayed en masse or displayed singly, this
design technique will require a second look to determine if the
callas truly are suspended in midair, as they appear to be, with
just their stem ends dipping into the water.
Upon close examination, most viewers will discover the
trick, which is the clever use of corsage magnets, one of which
is tucked inside the calla spathe while the other is placed at
the back of the calla bloom. Attraction holds them in place. A
third magnet is placed against the exterior of the vase; this
magnet is simply raised or lowered to vertically position the
blooms within their glassy cylinders.
Materials to visually anchor the bases of the cylinders,
such as the ‘Milky Way’ Aspidistra leaves shown here, reinforce
the impact of the flowers’ hovering effect. Other broad leaves,
as well as stones, shells and marbles, would have the same
miniature callas courtesy of Netherlands Flower Bulb Information
Center; ‘Milky Way’ Aspidistra leaves from favorite
supplier; cylinder vases from Syndicate Sales; Lomey™ Corsage
Magnets from Oasis® Floral Products.
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