The base of this cuff is lightweight aluminum. It has been highly textured with thick acrylic molding paste and then painted with metallic paint. I then placed a myriad of found and rescued pieces (i.e.: vintage buttons, crystals, chains, vintage screening, baubles and beads) to finish off the detailing. It has been completely sealed with several coat of diamond glaze for a permanent glossy finish. Measures 2 inches in width. It's big and bold, but lightweight!