There's no such thing as a "normal" size for a bracelet. Average,
perhaps. My MIL has a wrist that measures barely over 5". Some women
have an 8 1/2" wrist. I think 5" is more rare than 8", but you never
know (which is why I measure everyone's wrist first -- but then I only
do custom work).
So you average it out to around 7" - 7 1/2" and hope for the best, or
offer to adjust the size for free with purchase of the bracelet.
> I do understand that larger beads will make a smaller bracelet then the
> same linear length of smaller beads. What would be a normal size or
> inner perimeter of a bracelet?
> > Sheila,
> > It's more than just wrist size, you need to take the size of the beads
> > into consideration as well. A 7" bracelet made with 3mm beads will fit
> > different than a 7" bracelet made with 14mm beads.
> > I use a bracelet sizer, although you can also make it yourself, I found
> > it easier to just buy one and not have to worry about the accuracy, etc.
> > Barbara
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> >> Hi,
> >> I've been beading for about 6 months now and love it. Mostly I make
> >> necklaces and not bracelets. The first bracelet I made was a custom
> >> piece to match a necklace that my customer bought. Well, I measured
> >> her wrist and made to fit. However when making bracelets that are not
> >> custom, how do I decide how long it should be? My wrist is small so I
> >> can't size according to that.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Sheila