Here's another arrangement from my class with Hitomi Gilliam. This arrangement was a pretty tall one and I was able to experiment with creating structures (or scaffoldings as I like to call them) with wired horsetail and orchids that look "frozen" or underwater. The transparent pearls you see are a new product by Fleurplus in the Netherlands. The pearls are gelatin-like, provide good support and can hold stems. This is not an eco-friendly prodoct so I don't recommend it, but when you add water to the pearls they appear to dissolve into the water leaving air bubbles that create the "frozen" look. It's really cool to work with, but I don't think that it's bio-degradable. Anyways, it was fun to experiment. I think if I really secured the structure, it would be fine in plain water.