This tree was made from one block of wax. The red and green chain ornaments have been glued on, but the red and white curls are all part of the same green candle. It is an art form I've never seen before. Dee watched them being made, and was so impressed he bought several pieces and gave them to me for my birthday.
The candle is dipped successively in different colors of wax, and then while it is still warm the artist carves the sides down, shaping the shavings into twists and curls.
On the white ornament, the snowman is attached with glue, but the red, white and green twists are all part of the same candle. The green ornament is in the shape of an egg. The ribbon pieces are carved out and curled into the bow.