I'm not sure what set you off about my response. If someone with a screen name description "can't boil water" is asking about making sugar threads for decorating a dish, and I suggest the premade isomalt pearls/sticks as a good way to achieve this, and then chefross describes how to make spun sugar (which is not really what the illustration is, or what the OP was asking about, but is also a sugar garnish).... if you pull the softened pearls or sticks, you'll get what the picture shows.
At a dessert conference 10 years ago, when the sugar pearls came onto the market, the presented warmed some up in a microwave on a silpat, took it out, and brought it over to one of the audience members seated in front. She pulled a few threads and he did a few curlicues to show how easy it was for someone inexperienced to get a cool looking garnish from the premade stuff. It is an expensive way to get a colored garnish if you buy pearls, the stick type is cheaper.