I used a hand cut wooden cross painted chocolate brown and embellished it with calico shells, glossy snakehead cowries, brown cockles and accented it with aqua limpet shells. The wood cross is 1/2 inch thick and the edges have been finished with bits of polished abalone. The finished cross measures about 11 inches tall, 8 inches wide and is about 1 inch deep. Great gift for any religious Christian occasion or just for your fave cross collector. The crucfix has been lightly lacquered for ease in cleaning and will be very carefully packaged and quickly shipped from my smokefree home.