Measuring for Bracelets

Have you ever found an absolutely beautiful bracelet, especially online where you couldn’t try it on, then got it home only to find it didn’t fit? So often bracelets are either too tight to get closed or so loose they feel like they might slide off over your hand. Maybe it would help to have the measurement of your wrist when you purchase bracelets. If the length of the bracelet isn’t listed, make sure to ask the seller for the measurement before purchasing it.

Measuring your wrist is pretty easy, but you have to make sure you get the right spot. Using a flexible measuring tape, measure just above (towards elbow) the wrist bone. Where the tape overlaps is the length around your wrist. Add 1/4″ to 1 ” (1/2″ is average) to this number depending on how tight you like your bracelets to fit. You can even do this by loosening the tape measure to a point where it feels like a comfortable bracelet fit and using that number. This is the size (length) bracelet you would wear.

If you do not have a flexible measuring tape, you can still do this. Take a thin strip of paper and wrap it around your wrist. Mark where the end of the paper overlaps, and then measure the length of the paper to that mark. Again, add ¼” to 1” to determine your comfortable bracelet size.

Keep in mind, the size of the bracelet materials can make a difference in the way the bracelet fits. Chunky beads will make the bracelet tighter because they decrease the inside dimension of the bracelet when it wraps around your wrist. A simple chain bracelet might need to be a different length than a chunky bracelet in order for each of them to fit the same wrist comfortably.

If you would like to purchase a bracelet from me and the length is not to your liking, please let me know. I will modify the bracelet for you and get it to you without additional cost. Please note, I will need you to purchase the bracelet before I make modifications to it for you. I know these pieces can be tricky and I am willing to help get them just right.

Thanks for reading!



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