When I tell people the price for a similar topper begins at $450 on the phone there is almost always a gasp because they are shocked at the cost. In reality the price should be even higher due to the amount of time and effort it takes to create this style of topper.
For those of you who have the time and want to make one yourselves to save on the cost of labor I support your desire to do so. I've created a 44 image, step by step tutorial for those of you who want to have a go at it.
You will need:
A lightweight model plane kit
Wire Twisting Tool
Craft Wire in 3 Gauges: 20, 24 and 28
Drill with a small bit