I've seen many of these glass garden sculptures or "garden totems" as they are called in local art fairs and I just had to create one of my own. Decided on a blue and green glass color scheme (favorite of mine). A cobalt blue glass vase that I've had for years was the starting point.
Some family and friends would be surprised to learn that I used some of my Coca-Cola glasses. The bottle green color of the glasses works great with the overall piece.
I purchased two small glass saucers and a green wine glass from a local thrift store (Goodwill) for under $2.00 total (gotta love that). Thrift stores are great places to shop for glass sculptures like this. All other items, including the glass gems and beads, I had around the house and/or studio.
I used a tube Loctite clear silicone waterproof sealant to glue all of the glass pieces together. I did this in stages in order to keep it stable. Started by gluing the cobalt vase to a glass plate and let it dry overnight. Then each day I added another piece ending up with a wineglass at top.
I really like the strands of glass beads and glass gems for extra bling.