It is really very simple. Collect your glass. I usually go to garage sales, thrift stores, good will stores etc. Keep it simple, small ones are going to be displayed on copper pipe. The totem in the middle could have done without the bottom piece (the blue and white piece.) It made it really too big, but that was my first one. It is really trail and error. Use GE Silicone II for windows and doors. Make sure none of the pieces will hold water. Do them in sections: The bud vase on the bottom will hold your totem on the pipe, it is siliconed into a small bowl, it just seems to work better in a bowl. I usually glue those two first and let them dry overnight. Then I glued the small angel figurine onto the bottom of the plate. Notice the plate is upside down in order to keep water from standing. I glued the glass over the angel. Let that dry overnight. The next day I glued the small glass to the vase/bowl assembly, let that dry then put it all together. The trick is to get enough silicone to form a water proof seal to keep moisture from forming in the pieces, but not so much silicone that it looks bad. If you use a saucer with embossed or raised designs on the bottom like the one in the angel totem it is possible for a good seal not to form. Like I said earlier, a lot of it is trial and error. Make some, put them in your yard and learn from any mistakes you make. The green one in this photo was used as a bird feeder, you can also use them as bird baths, just make sure your top bowl is not too deep, birds won't get in it if it is too deep. Disregard the big vases on the bottom of these, they are not part of the totem, I used them to stand the totems in to photograph. If the bud vase does not fit snug on the pipe, wrap clear packaging tape around the pipe where the slender part of the vase will fit. I hope this is clear, feel free to ask anything that you do not understand. And remember, you may find an easier and better way to do them.