Bracelet Size

Bracelet Size

Post by SWD » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 22:45:19



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

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by Barbara Forbes-Lyon » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 00:40:30


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

Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com

Quote:

> 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


 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by Dr. Soo » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 04:11:20


I got a bracelet sizer too.  They're advertised in the major beading
magazines.

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Quote:

> 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

> Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

> There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

> http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
> NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com


> > 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

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by SWD » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 04:25:00


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?

Thanks,
Sheila

Quote:

> 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

> Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

> There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

> http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
> NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com


>> 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

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by Dr. Soo » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 05:48:04


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.

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Quote:

> 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?

> Thanks,
> Sheila


> > 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

> > Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

> > There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

> > http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
> > NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com


> >> 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

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by Beckibea » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 05:48:06


I watch the shopping channels a LOT.  They sell bracelets at 7-1/2" and
at 8".  If possible, make it so you can re-size it.  If you are selling
at a show, I PROMISE YOU  you will get customers asking to have the
bracelet bigger or smaller (the same with necklaces).  Know which ones
you are willing to modify and which need to sell "as is."

Becki

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by Barbara Forbes-Lyon » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 06:13:04


Usually an inner diameter of 6/5 -7" is 'standard'.

Barbara

Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com

Quote:

> 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?

> Thanks,
> Sheila


>> 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

>> Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

>> There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave
>> Barry)

>> http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
>> NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com


>>> 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

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by SWD » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:13:51


Thanks so much, I think I'll make them a 7 1/2.
Quote:

> 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?

>>Thanks,
>>Sheila


>>>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

>>>Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

>>>There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

>>>http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
>>>NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com


>>>>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

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by SWD » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:15:08


Thanks Becki, I think I will make mine about 7 to 7 1/2.
Quote:

> I watch the shopping channels a LOT.  They sell bracelets at 7-1/2" and
> at 8".  If possible, make it so you can re-size it.  If you are selling
> at a show, I PROMISE YOU  you will get customers asking to have the
> bracelet bigger or smaller (the same with necklaces).  Know which ones
> you are willing to modify and which need to sell "as is."

> Becki

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by SWD » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:16:02


Quote:

> Usually an inner diameter of 6/5 -7" is 'standard'.

> Barbara

> Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

> There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave Barry)

> http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
> NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com


>> 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?

>> Thanks,
>> Sheila


>>> 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

>>> Bead & Polymer Clay Votary

Thanks Barbara, guess I'll make mine at 7 and 7 1/2.

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Quote:

>>> There is a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. (Dave
>>> Barry)

>>> http://www.penguintrax.com and http://www.backseatgrammarian.com
>>> NEW! http://www.polymerclayworkshops.com


>>>> 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

 
 
 

Bracelet Size

Post by SWD » Sun, 22 Oct 2006 09:17:26


Thanks, guess I'll make mine about 7 1/2.
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> x-no-archive: yes On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:45:19 -0400, SWD

>>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.

> 19cm seems to be a fairly "common" or "standard" size.  (Divide by
> 2.54 to get inches.)

> However, add an extender.

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