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Ordering bracelets is MUCH easier if you know your correct wrist size. When you order a bracelet from me, I want it to fit you properly! These simple instructions tell you how to measure your wrist properly so you can be sure your bracelets will fit right.
Using a flexible measuring tape*, Measure just above (towards elbow) the wrist bone, then add 1/4" to 1 " (1/2" is average) depending on how tight you like your bracelets to fit. That is the size bracelet you would wear.
Here I am modeling a tape measure
to show you how to measure for wrist size.
*Tip: If you don't have a tape measure handy, use a strip of paper or thin string, and mark it where it overlaps on your wrist. Then lay the strip flat to measure up to the mark using any ruler.
Why it's important to use a flat tape measure or small string or strip of paper:
With bracelets the actual length is not what is a concern, it's the inner diameter when latched shut. That's because the beads themselves take up space on the inside circumference. That makes making the inside measurement smaller than the length when laid out flat. What is needed to actually wear a bracelet or anklet is for the inner diameter to match the outer circumference of your wrist or ankle. That's why I ask people to use a tape measure, strip of paper, or small string -- it's not bulky, so the inner circumference is virtually the same as the lengthy when laid flat. Using bulky things to measure (like other bracelets, beaded things, chains, etc.) causes the problem of the length when laid flat not being the same as the inner circumference when worn. I use a specific tool for measuring the inner circumference or there would be no way I could figure it out with any accuracy.