All the ornaments seen are precut from tin. They are actually called rusty tin as you can see in some of the items. I leave some pieces rusty and others we clean, seal and paint. Then each piece is assembled according to what it is whether it needs attaching another piece or beading or both. I use glass beads of every size and color and we use assorted color wire either for the beading of just the wire hanger. I also use the rusty wire for hangers. Each piece is assembled by myself, Alaskan artist Sue Firmin. Each piece is uniquely different because of the painting technique and beading. Although it does not show in some of the pictures, every ornament is dusted with sparkling glitter to add to it's individuality and brightness. They are thin, lightweight and durable.