Here is my pearl tree
nearly three decades old...
To make one,you need....
# A good base/holder
#Golden colored aluminium wires
(12 " to 18" long)
# Fake pearls
# Plaster of Paris
# Brown fabric color
* String a pearl in each wire.
*Wind firmly so the pearl is held in place.
*Twist and bind the aluminium wires
tightly till they form small clusters.
*Bind them together and seperate the wires
so they form a tree shape.
*Spread out the base of the wire cluster slightly.
* Insert it into a base (I have used a soup bowl).
*Pour Plaster of Paris mixed with water into it .
*Hold the arrangement till the Plaster of Paris hardens.
*Paint the base with brown fabric color when the base is dry.
I am amazed to see that the aluminium wires and
the fake pearls have not lost the sheen in spite of its age
and the number of times I washed them!