In the reptile world this is affectionately know as a "cute lil noodle". Totally harmless and very attention getting! This piece is approximately 7.5" long so it fits an average sized wrist. I lays comfortably on the wrist as the spiky beads on the front are combined with a flat back. Constructed using a Japanese Bead Weaving technique called Kumihimo, each individual bead is woven onto the bracelet.