How to Measure Your Wrist for Bracelet Size

Learn how to measure your wrist properly to find the right bracelet size for you. 

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. 

I use a specific tool for measuring the inner circumference of a bracelet to size it for you as accurately as possible. 

*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:
The inside diameter of a bracelet when latched shut is the issue for bracelet sizing, not the length of the bracelet when laid flat.  

This is because the width of the beads themselves take up space on the inside circumference. Different size beads take up different amounts of space on the inner circumference.That makes making the inside measurement smaller than the length when laid out flat.

To fit, a bracelet much be at least a little larger than the outer circumference of your wrist (or ankle, for anklets) so that it will fit.  

A tape measure, strip of paper, or small string is not bulky, so the inner circumference is virtually the same as the length when laid flat. Using bulky things to measure (like other bracelets, beaded things, chains, etc.) does not work.

Here I am modeling a tape measure to show you where to measure for wrist size. 

                        

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