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« on: May 29, 2007 02:31:30 PM »

ok so i was wanting to make some bracelets to sell......but i dont know how big to make them.....everyone says taht i have small wrists and so the bracelets are too small.......so is there an "average" size for bracelets?  any and all help is very appreciated!!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007 07:09:10 PM »

Standard Bracelet Sizes
  7"  Average woman's wrist
  8"  Average man's wrist or woman with larger wrist
  9"  For man with larger wrist
Children's Standard Sizes for Necklaces and Bracelets
  Silver Bracelets   5"-6"
  Silver Necklaces  14"-16"
hope that can help u,  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007 11:47:00 PM »

I wouldn't agree with that. Most of the ladies that I make bracelets for need only a 6.25" bracelet, and an 8" anklet. I rarely make children's bracelets, but I always make those on elastic string and they wind up being about 5" unstretched.  also, remember that the type of clasp you use can make a difference - if you use a large toggle clasp, you should factor in it's length into the bracelet, too.

One option you might consider is making a note in your shop that you are willing to make adjustments to the bracelets if they are the wrong size - shorten them for free, and charge a little extra if you need to enlarge something.  (since shortening, you'd get to keep extra beads, but enlarging would use more beads)

Make sense?

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007 12:30:54 AM »

I've found that most bracelets I sell end up being around 6.5" on average. I make my personal bracelets at about 6 inches. What I'm saying is, I agree with the poster above me.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007 03:43:39 AM »

I offer a range of sizes between 6 1/2" to 8", with a majority of my customers settling on  7" bracelets. I make more 7" than anything else. I'd guess, offhand, that I make 50% of my bracelets around 7", 25% smaller than that, and 25% larger. So, I'd have to agree with sweetybeads.

I used to sell jewelry in a jewelry store, then I managed a bead store, and now for nearly two decades I have sold my own jewelry, and that's my observation over time. Your mileage, of course, may vary. Wink Maybe you live in an area where women are thinner than the national average? That would need to be taken into account.  Smiley




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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007 07:34:36 PM »

Interesting! Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007 08:52:45 PM »

I always make 7.5 inch bracelets and have never had anyone refuse it cause it is too big or too small. That seems like the perfect length in my area. But I'm certain most states and regions vary some.
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