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Trend Spotting: Botanical Jewelry

Each month I’ll share a current trend I’m seeing in floral design, or a new passion I have with materials and pieces that inspire me. Botanical jewelry is very hot right now and inquiries for my work in this have grown. It was 5 years ago that I started to make botanical jewelry and all […]

Botanical Couture at the Beach and in the Forest

Last month photographer Theresa Bear organized an epic photo shoot at the Oregon Coast. We spent time at Hug Point as well as at Ecola State Forest . We had an extraordinary team who made it all possible. photography: Theresa Bear models: Alexandra Hagel and Emma Shu-Yi photo assistant & on set stylist: –Gwendolyn Severson […]

Françoise is coming to Ghent, NY!

Two day Wedding Workshop with woodland and botanical overtones. Located east of the Hudson River and south of Albany, NY

Françoise is coming to Santa Barbara, CA!

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday January 11-13 presented by Florabundance

Woodland Bouquet for a Fall Wedding

It always is a delight – albeit it happens rarely – when clients give us ‘carte blanche’ to do the flowers for their wedding or event… The bride’s only request was that I would incorporate a small piece of honeycomb that she gave me. This couple was married at Bridal Veil – a stunning setting […]

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Hands-on Class in the Studio: Scrumptious Holiday Wreath!

photo: Lauren Brooks Starting with a fir bough wreath, you will create a rich arrangement that includes clusters of bright berries and fruits, dried seedpods, cones and succulents, holiday spices and woodland gleanings .  Monday, December 2, 2013      6:30 – 9:00pm   $85        sold out Tuesday, December 3, 2013      6:30 – 9:00pm   […]

Spring and Summer Classes in the Studio

The new class schedule for the spring/summer classes is up on my website. You will learn how to utilize the bounty of the Willamette Valley, whether from backyard gardens,  the local farmer’s market or the grocery. Classes emphasize readily-available materials and common household items to create one-of-a-kind arrangement that are an expression of your […]