This was such a fun project! Using a board about 3 feet long and about 15 inches wide, I painted it a soft blue. Using coke cans I cut them into about 9 inch strips, curled them and spray painted Lavender. Used these strips for the hair, I crushed my shells to make my own coquina, glued on for the upper body and face, placed larger shells in all the right places. Came up with the design for the tail using whole shells, glass squares for sparkle. Her name is Mona. I love Her.