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« on: July 11, 2006 11:54:03 AM »

I just made a bracelet that's around 6.5 inches. It fits my wrist. I'm putting it up for sale, but I need to know what other sizes to make.

How big is your wrist? Or if you make bracelets already, how big do you make them?
Thanks. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006 11:59:53 AM »

I tend to wear a 7-inch, but even that's smaller than the "standard".  The average you'll tend to see is 7.5 - but it also depends on the type of bracelet and how loose you like to wear it too!

And of course you can always add extenders!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006 10:37:37 PM »

^ Thanks, Cheesy I forgot about extenders, oddly. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2006 04:20:56 PM »

I usually wear a 7" bracelet too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2006 10:15:38 AM »

I usually wear 7" too, but as it was already stated, it does depend on the type of bracelet.  Are you making cuffs that you'd like to stay in one place?  Then smaller is better.  Are you making cute little charmy-type bracelets that you want to swing around and kind of lay against the back of your hand when your arm is at your side?  Then larger is okay.

Making them adjustible with an extender is a great idea.  What I've started doing with the bracelets I have listed in my etsy shop is to let people know, if they see something they like, it can be easily restrung at no extra charge.  This would obviously not work for intricate things like weaving, multi-strand pieces, etc... but if they're one strand of jewelry wire, I think it's an excellent way to open up to a broader audience.  So far, I've scaled a couple of pieces down very easily for some little girl wrists and I've also had to extend a couple of pieces because the girth of some of the beads made the bracelet too snug.

Play around with it and, most importantly, have fun!

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006 09:22:50 AM »

I think I remember reading somewhere that the average bracelet is six or eight inches?

I can't remember.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006 10:57:23 PM »

this might help:

BRACELET SIZES
To determine your bracelet size, measure your wrist with a soft tape measure just below the wrist bone. If you do not have a soft tape measure, use a string, then measure that with a ruler. This is your actual wrist size. Add 1 inch, and that is your bracelet size. If you are ordering a bracelet as a gift, if at all possible try to get their wrist measurment or measure a bracelet that they own that fits well. If you do not know the recipient's wrist size, you can use the following guides, but please remember that these are approximate sizes and do not guarantee a perfect fit.

Average Children's Bracelet Sizes:
0-3 months: 3.5 inches
3-6 months: 4 inches
6-12 months: 4.5 inches
12-24 months: 5 inches
2-4 years: 5.5 inches
5-7 years: 6 inches
8-12 years: 6.5 inches

Average Women's Bracelet Sizes:
Young Adults: 6.75 inches
Small: 7 inches
Average: 7.25-7.5 inches
Large: 8 inches
Extra Large: 8.5 inches
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2006 07:45:45 AM »

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BRACELET SIZES
To determine your bracelet size, measure your wrist with a soft tape measure just below the wrist bone. If you do not have a soft tape measure, use a string, then measure that with a ruler. This is your actual wrist size. Add 1 inch, and that is your bracelet size. If you are ordering a bracelet as a gift, if at all possible try to get their wrist measurment or measure a bracelet that they own that fits well. If you do not know the recipient's wrist size, you can use the following guides, but please remember that these are approximate sizes and do not guarantee a perfect fit.
 

Exactly...don't worry about what length the bracelet is...worry about what size wrist the bracelet will fit.  You might find, dependent on the materials used, that a bracelet that is 9 inches long, will fit a 7" wrist.

Here's a nearly foolproof way to ensure that your bracelet will fit:

  • 1.Turn a plastic drinking glass upside down
  • 2.Using a cloth measuring tape, wrap it around the glass at 7 inches, 7.25 inches, etc, drawing a sharpie line around the glass at each length
  • 3. When you make a bracelet, wrap it around the appropriate measurement, allow room for the clasp, and voila!  A perfect fit almost every time!

    If you insist upon making them just by length, you're likely to miss, more than you hit.

    I have bracelets that run from 7.5 inches to 9 inches, and my wrist is 7.25 inches around.  That's why I always suggest to jewelry makers that they  state what size the bracelet fits, rather than the length of the bracelet.

    HTH

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