What a joy this was to make. The base of this star is old barn wood that is one inch thick. I cut it into the shape of a primitive star and completely covered it with an amazing ultra fine golden glitter.The star sits atop a very strong spiral wire. The wire is strong enough to support the star if you want to put it on your mantle (it has movement like a bobble), yet it can be adjusted to loosen or tighten if you want to get the right fit on top of your christmas tree. Star about 10 inches not including the spiral wirel.