Standard Bracelet Sizes.

Standard Bracelet Sizes.

Post by Marissa Undercofle » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 05:19:29



I have a question that might have been asked before, but I can't remember if
it has, so I will ask it again.

What is the "standard" bracelet size? I need to know, because I have been
commisioned to make 2 bracelets for a lady at my husbands work for her two
grandson's girlfriends. She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
standard size. I am not sure on what exactly the standard size is. I think
it is a 6 to a 6 1/2 but I am not sure, so could someone please point me in
the right direction for standard sizes?

Marissa

 
 
 

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Post by JL Amerso » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 05:28:29


Oh no - not that small. I wear a 6?" to 6?" bracelet and that's small. I can
never buy costume jewelry bracelets because they fall off of me. I would
think something about 7" to 7?" would be standard.

Funny you should post this. I've agreed to donate two bracelets for silent
auctions in the next couple of months. Because commissioned pieces aren't
the way to go, I was just going to guess what was an average size wrist. I'm
curious what kind of responses you get.  :-)



Quote:
> I have a question that might have been asked before, but I can't remember
if
> it has, so I will ask it again.

> What is the "standard" bracelet size? I need to know, because I have been
> commisioned to make 2 bracelets for a lady at my husbands work for her two
> grandson's girlfriends. She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
> they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
> standard size. I am not sure on what exactly the standard size is. I think
> it is a 6 to a 6 1/2 but I am not sure, so could someone please point me
in
> the right direction for standard sizes?

> Marissa


 
 
 

Standard Bracelet Sizes.

Post by Lee S. Billin » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 05:54:47




Quote:

>I have a question that might have been asked before, but I can't remember if
>it has, so I will ask it again.

>What is the "standard" bracelet size? I need to know, because I have been
>commisioned to make 2 bracelets for a lady at my husbands work for her two
>grandson's girlfriends. She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
>they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
>standard size. I am not sure on what exactly the standard size is. I think
>it is a 6 to a 6 1/2 but I am not sure, so could someone please point me in
>the right direction for standard sizes?

I believe that 7" to 7 1/2" is considered standard. Note that if you are using
large beads (say, 10mm or more), you will need to add extra length because the
width of the beads will take up some of the internal area. There's a tip about
this which gives the formula buried somewhere in the Rio Grande catalog, but
I'm feeling too lazy to go look it up.

Celine

--
Handmade jewelry at http://www.rubylane.com/shops/starcat
"Only the powers of evil claim that doing good is boring."  
-- Diane Duane, _Nightfall at Algemron_

 
 
 

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Post by JL Amerso » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 06:06:34


http://64.55.42.241/tips/all_tips.asp

Thank you, Celine!



Quote:


> >I have a question that might have been asked before, but I can't remember
if
> >it has, so I will ask it again.

> >What is the "standard" bracelet size? I need to know, because I have been
> >commisioned to make 2 bracelets for a lady at my husbands work for her
two
> >grandson's girlfriends. She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
> >they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
> >standard size. I am not sure on what exactly the standard size is. I
think
> >it is a 6 to a 6 1/2 but I am not sure, so could someone please point me
in
> >the right direction for standard sizes?

> I believe that 7" to 7 1/2" is considered standard. Note that if you are
using
> large beads (say, 10mm or more), you will need to add extra length because
the
> width of the beads will take up some of the internal area. There's a tip
about
> this which gives the formula buried somewhere in the Rio Grande catalog,
but
> I'm feeling too lazy to go look it up.

> Celine

> --
> Handmade jewelry at http://www.rubylane.com/shops/starcat
> "Only the powers of evil claim that doing good is boring."
> -- Diane Duane, _Nightfall at Algemron_

 
 
 

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Post by roxa » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 09:26:09


You really need to know the size of their wrists. I have a very small wrist
and my husband has a large one for a man. Size 7 is average for women and 7
1/2 to 8 for men.
Roxan


Quote:
> I have a question that might have been asked before, but I can't remember
if
> it has, so I will ask it again.

> What is the "standard" bracelet size? I need to know, because I have been
> commisioned to make 2 bracelets for a lady at my husbands work for her two
> grandson's girlfriends. She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
> they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
> standard size. I am not sure on what exactly the standard size is. I think
> it is a 6 to a 6 1/2 but I am not sure, so could someone please point me
in
> the right direction for standard sizes?

> Marissa

 
 
 

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Post by Christina Peterso » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 13:44:03


If money were not an object, 2 toggle loops would be the way to go, so you
can make it adjustable and still use toggles.

Tina


Quote:
> Oh no - not that small. I wear a 6?" to 6?" bracelet and that's small. I
can
> never buy costume jewelry bracelets because they fall off of me. I would
> think something about 7" to 7?" would be standard.

> Funny you should post this. I've agreed to donate two bracelets for silent
> auctions in the next couple of months. Because commissioned pieces aren't
> the way to go, I was just going to guess what was an average size wrist.
I'm
> curious what kind of responses you get.  :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Valer » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 14:08:54


Quote:
> She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
>they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
>standard size

I usually make a bracelet about 6 1/2 inches. If I'm not sure of the size I put
1+inch chain extender on it and use a hook clasp. You can also hang a dangle
from the end of the chain and the loop on that adds length too. HTH!

Valerie
Website: http://www.valeriebeads.com
Check out my site for the RCB member links pages! E-mail me for details!

 
 
 

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Post by starli » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 16:02:04


I usually make the bracelets 7 - 7 1/2".  However that's always too big for
my wrist.  If I can, I use a two toggle system so they can chose how tight
they need to wear them.



Quote:
> I have a question that might have been asked before, but I can't remember
if
> it has, so I will ask it again.

> What is the "standard" bracelet size? I need to know, because I have been
> commisioned to make 2 bracelets for a lady at my husbands work for her two
> grandson's girlfriends. She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
> they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
> standard size. I am not sure on what exactly the standard size is. I think
> it is a 6 to a 6 1/2 but I am not sure, so could someone please point me
in
> the right direction for standard sizes?

> Marissa

 
 
 

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Post by Kyla » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 17:31:32


I've got a very thin bone structure, with tiny wrists, and I wear bracelets
at about 5 inches.  Most bracelets that I have gotten are 7 inches, though,
so I would think that is the standard.

--
Kyla
"Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."

Quote:
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> What is the "standard" bracelet size?
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> Marissa

 
 
 

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Post by meijhan » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 17:37:44


I believe 7 inches is average.  I have a 6" wrist, and the shop that I am
putting items in, that seems to be a good size, 6-7", but then again, it's a
"fem-boutique" aimed at like 15-25years old.

I would say if you are aiming towards that age, then maybe 6 1/2".  If you
are aiming for an "older" crowd, then perhaps the 7 - 7 1/2" range.  But
also don't forget the plus size range of about 8".  Just don't assume larger
size means larger wrist, I am 225lbs, and 6" wrist.

Mary

--
Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with
every division.  That is life.
Drizzt Do'Urden (Exile - R.A. Salvatore)
================
MeijhanaDesigns - Unique Earrings and More!
http://www.meijhanadesigns.com

Quote:
> I've got a very thin bone structure, with tiny wrists, and I wear
bracelets
> at about 5 inches.  Most bracelets that I have gotten are 7 inches,
though,
> so I would think that is the standard.

> --
> Kyla
> "Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."

> >snipped<

> > What is the "standard" bracelet size?
> >snipped<
> > Marissa

 
 
 

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Post by meijhan » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 17:38:13


meant to mention, I was doing items around 7", and she is asking me to make
a few smaller.

Mary

--
Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with
every division.  That is life.
Drizzt Do'Urden (Exile - R.A. Salvatore)
================
MeijhanaDesigns - Unique Earrings and More!
http://www.meijhanadesigns.com

Quote:
> I've got a very thin bone structure, with tiny wrists, and I wear
bracelets
> at about 5 inches.  Most bracelets that I have gotten are 7 inches,
though,
> so I would think that is the standard.

> --
> Kyla
> "Just remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."

> >snipped<

> > What is the "standard" bracelet size?
> >snipped<
> > Marissa

 
 
 

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Post by Kalera Stratto » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 04:55:10




Quote:
> I have a question that might have been asked before, but I can't remember if
> it has, so I will ask it again.

> What is the "standard" bracelet size? I need to know, because I have been
> commisioned to make 2 bracelets for a lady at my husbands work for her two
> grandson's girlfriends. She isn't sure of their bracelet sizes. She says
> they are fairly tiny girls (size wise). She thinks they might wear the
> standard size. I am not sure on what exactly the standard size is. I think
> it is a 6 to a 6 1/2 but I am not sure, so could someone please point me in
> the right direction for standard sizes?

> Marissa

"Standard" is one of those words that drives me crazy. If someone asked
you what shoe size you wear, and you looked them in the eye and replied
"standard", how do you think they would react? LOL... I might have to
try that sometime just for fun!

I think 6-7 inches is average, but the odds that any given person will
fall outside the realm of "average" are pretty high! So, I'd probably
make them for 6 inch wrists, but with about an inch of dangling jump
ring chain with a little charm on the end, so they're adjustable.

--
-Kalera

---------

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Post by Lee S. Billin » Sat, 03 Jan 2004 08:45:02




Quote:
>"Standard" is one of those words that drives me crazy. If someone asked
>you what shoe size you wear, and you looked them in the eye and replied
>"standard", how do you think they would react?

My response to that would be, "Oh, 7 1/2".

"Standard" in this context means "the size you should make it if you want to
maximize the chances of J. Random Purchaser being able to wear it." IOW, what
is called in statistics class the "mode" -- the number which occurs most
frequently in the sample. If the sample is "female American wrist sizes", the
mode appears to be 7 - 7.5 inches.

This is why I don't make sized bracelets for donations. <g> I either use memory
wire or I just go ahead and make a necklace.

Celine

--
Handmade jewelry at http://www.rubylane.com/shops/starcat
"Only the powers of evil claim that doing good is boring."  
-- Diane Duane, _Nightfall at Algemron_