I've been trying to concoct something of this nature for awhile. I was ready to give up and use real branches - see my floraly twiggy earthy post below, but if Isabelle can do this in porcelain then I'm determined to keep trying. Patience, grasshopper. (A good place to get lamp supplies is Mohn Electric Co. in uptown. They're quite nice and will help you find all the little pieces you need for your project.) Isabelle also apparently has a thing for taxidermy (see below). I love me some good taxidermy that avoids the whole killing the animal part.