It starts with a stick of mistletoe, stripped clean of its leaves.
And a pile of mistletoe leaves.
An initial mold is made of clay. This will be used to create a wax cast, which will then be used to create another mold, which will then be used to create a bronze cast—a replica of the original live specimen.
After the branch is cast in bronze, it's plated in either gold, silver, or brass.
Then the individual leaves are cast.
The leaves are then individually attached to the branch...
...To create the final product: a full-scale mistletoe replica, ready to hang over your doorway or from a tree.
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