The branches are crafted from aluminum wire and floral tape (both available at a wholesale florist’s supply house). I’ve kept bits and pieces of wire over the years, knowing one day I could use them for something! I wound varying lengths in spots along a wire that was approximately the circumference of the base of my ‘bread basket, then wrapped the floral tape around that. Two coats (yes, again!) of flexible glue and tou have a flexible branch to add. I painted, used the bronze powder/varnish combo and, using super glue, attached it to the base, weaving it in and out of the leaves, then securing it with low-tack painters’ tape until dry.