Daily Wire Tip Oct. 31: Children’s Bracelet Sizes

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 31, 2010

Happy  Halloween!


Can you please tell me the suggested length for a child’s bracelet? Thanks a bunch.

-Linda in Pawleys Island, South Carolina


There are so many variables to your question! Children have different sized arms, and depending on their growth rate, a bracelet made for them today may not fit tomorrow.

When I make “stock” wire bracelets for children, I make a size 5. If the bracelet has an independent hook & eye clasp, the clasp can be re-sized up to ¾" as the child grows – I do this for free.

Another idea would be to make a thinner wire bracelet (or beaded) and have a ¾" chain at the “eye” end (with a single bead charm at the chain’s end), and use a clasp that will fit into each of the chain’s links to create an adjustable child’s bracelet.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Linda Overman

    October 31, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I love the idea of using a chain that makes the childs bracelet adjustable. This should work for adults also as we all have different sized wrists for a stock bracelet at shows etc.

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    November 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I’ve made children’s bracelets for quite some time. They are one of my best sellers! Love your ideas Dale. They will help a lot!

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      November 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      You’re welcome Sherry – stay twisted!!

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    November 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I have been using chain extenders for a couple of years now, on necklaces and anklets, as well as bracelets. I decided to do that on all my sale pieces after my favorite piece didn’t work with an outfit I wanted to wear it with. If only the necklace had been 2 inches longer…..well, I added chain, and it was perfect!

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      November 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm

      Me too Sandi – ‘versatility = affordability’ : )