I warned you!

Those beautiful ancient bottles were decorated by a dominican designer, Rocío Jiménez, who used flotsam from Hurricane Irene, last August, and converted them into even more exquisite pieces. I suppose she used cooper tape and soldered them with tin; but in some cases, you can use plaster bandage instead to secure the desired elements. When the plaster dries up, apply paint to give it an antique look.