I used 3 faux crystal candle holders and 3 small, clear plates with gold edges. I bought all of these items at The Salvation Army for $1.00 for a total of $6.00.
i used e3000 glue. The bottom candle holder is glued in Its original position (as if you were placing a candle in it.) the other two candle holders are glued upside down. (The larger bottom on the candle holder is holding up the 2nd & 3rd tier.) I made sure that the first tier was completed dry and set before I added the other 2 tiers. I allowed it to dry over night but I completed tier 2 & 3 at the same time. I placed a book on top and allowed to dry over night. I did not take pics while I was assembling it. Sorry!