Leaves are plated in gold then dipped in liquid plastic to make some unusual ornaments!
Extreme C/U on a gold plated leaf. C/U on designer Kenneth Lessons. C/U of his hand drawing chalk designs on a black board.
Panning shot of a row of women hanging real leaves on wires, ready for electroplating. Various C/Us of a woman binding the leaves to the wires. A man dips the leaves in a special chemical treatment. M/S of another man lifting leaves coated in gold out of vat - the process is highly secret! C/U of a hand pressing a button. C/U of a vat of molten gold.
Panning shot over a display of silver coated onions, camera stops on a gold plated conker. M/S of two men dipping leaves and twigs suspended on wire into a vat. C/U of leaves being treated. A man lifts out the golden leaves, C/U of him examining them. C/U of a tray of gold and silver leaves, a mans hand plucks one out. The leaves are set into clear plastic jelly, we see a man in a lab coat pouring liquid jelly over leaves. The leaves set in plastic are placed in an industrial oven and carefully baked. M/S of the baked plastic blocks being trimmed and polished by a man at a machine.
Extreme C/U of the leaves set in plastic. C/U of a man admiring a plastic block set with gold leaves that has been adapted into a pen and ink stand - very kitsch. C/U of a man's hand dipping a pen into the ink pot holder. Various shots of paperweights, key rings and penknives all made from clear plastic with things set in it ( flowers, even nuts and bolts ) - all equally tasteless. Various C/Us on a ugly chunky lighter made from clear plastic, it rotates on a pedestal as different coloured lights are shined through it - yuk!!
Note : see also CP 581 Cuts