Monday, November 1, 2010

BRACELET SIZES HELP

Hi Everyone!
Where do I come when I need a question answered??? To all of you of course. So here it is. I made two bracelets this morning. The first I am very happy with the design and the size. The second I am happy with the design not the size. Now I have a very small wrist. I can some times wear a 5 1/2 inch bracelet. 6 inch hangs perfectly on me. Mike is always telling me I make my bracelets too small. I have to agree with him because I do get women at my booths trying them on and then saying, "I wish this was bigger." Or "I know this won't fit me I have a big wrist." Soooooo this second bracelet I made is SOOOOO BIGGGG.  I mean  Amazon woman big. LOL!!! I went to a few sites to find out what the  normal is OMG one site said the standard petite is 7 inches. OMG I can wear that around my ankle. So my question; is how long is the largest size bracelet that any of you make? Not cuffs actual bracelets (OK so I need to be more specific by cuffs.

beadwork over brass or other metal)
Thanks everyone I will take photos later and post my work for today.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art
Nicole/Beadwright

10 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what you mean by "not cuffs, actual bracelets" but since my pieces have been described as both, I will go ahead and answer... lol

    My step sister (a large woman) has asked me to make the bracelet for her January wedding. It will be at least 9" long. Yes, 9"!

    That said, I think my most popular size has been 6.75"

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  2. I count in "cm". :) The biggest i made was 21cm, the smallest 15cm.

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  3. Oh I should have been more clear. Cuffs/beadwork over brass or other metal.
    Nicole

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  4. All mine are around 7 1/2 because I like the feel (not too tight) but..... I don't sell mine so that probably doesn't help!

    Hugs

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  5. Now I really hate to answer this one because I am apparently one of those "BIGGER" women. If I make a bracelet for myself it is a 7. That being said most of my bracelets run between 7 - 8 1/2. If your wrist is to small then wear it as an anklet..those are popular too..LOL!!

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  6. Mine are normally between 6 1/2 - 7 1/2 inches, but I have a friend who I have made a couple for which are just under 6... Could you not make smaller bracelets/cuffs that are adjustable somehow if they need to be bigger? Laura x

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  7. I work in centimetres too! LOL I have small wrists, so if I'm making it for myself it will be 14-15cms. The largest I've made is 21cms for a client. Hope that helps!

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  8. If I am making them for sale, I make them 6", then use those lovely toggles that have chain extenders, so they can fit up to 7.5 inches. If the woman needs a larger size, I ask if she wishes to put a small deposit- 25% of the cost, then make one to fit her- a week's turnaround, and that seems to make folks very happy.

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  9. Thanks Everyone. I guess the ladies here just have really big wrists. LOL
    As for taking a deposit for special orders I have always (45 years) request %100 deposit I have never had any one say no.
    Nicole

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  10. I usually make all of my bracelets 7 1/4 - 7 3/4 inches long. I do put in the descriptions that I will resize at no additional charge because I love my customers and new customers are very excited over this. I personally wear an 7 3/4 inch-8 inch bracelet because I don't like them tight on me.

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