For the stands/connections and gears, I am looking at having a copper or brass material. Here I have attempted to create a sort of copper texture and explored placing a bump map onto it to add imperfections. I quite like the bump map and its resulting imperfections but I am unsure on the texture it self due to how it sits with the wooden apple. It may be that the stand is a little to thick but something feels a little off. I will be looking into more of a brass texture to compare.