Bangles, Bracelets, Cuffs

The goal for getting the right fit for your bangles and bracelets is to have it fit loosely enough to move freely on your wrist without being too loose to fall off.


I never wore bangles until I started making them.  Now I love them!  Their size matters!  You need to get them on, so they cannot be too tight, but you also don’t want them slipping off!

First, make a fist bringing your thumb and little finger together.   You would do this when you put a bangle on.  Then measure around your knuckles, which is the widest part of your hand.  This will give you the circumference.

Once you have this measurement, make a circle.  Next, measure the length across the circle for the diameter.  I use the diameter measurement plus 1/4” to custom make your bangle.  

For example:

7 1/2” is approx. 2 3/8” diameter (Small)

8 1/4” is approx. 2 5/8” diameter (Medium)

8 5/8” is approx. 2 3/4” diameter (Large)


How Do I Remove A Bangle That’s Too Tight?

There are a couple of things you can do.  You can massage lotion or oil into your hand and wrist to slide the bangle off.  Or, you can use soap and warm water.  The hard part might being to relax your hand!  But gently twist the bangle and be patient with yourself.  You got it on, so it will come off.


Measure your wrist just below your wrist bone, just behind your hand, where you would usually wear your bracelet. To do this, use a soft tape measure.  Of course, you can always use a piece of paper that you can mark and then measure with a ruler. This is your wrist size.

To find the right size for you, increase the wrist measurement by the increment below, based on how you want your bracelet to fit.

To ensure a snug fit, add 1/4” to 1/2”.

If you would prefer a comfort fit, add 3/4” to 1”.

And for those of you who prefer a loose fit, add 1 1/4”.



Cuffs are usually worn on the small part of your wrist below the wrist bone, or on your upper arm.  Your choice.  Some people like them to be tight fitting, where others prefer them to be a bit loose.

Again, measure your wrist just below your wrist bone, just behind your hand using a soft tape measure.  This will be the smallest part of your wrist.  I will need this measurement to create a cuff for you.

How Do I Put A Cuff On?

Put the cuff open side down in your left hand if you want to wear the cuff on your right wrist.  Your right hand should be positioned as if you were going to shake hands.  Therefore, your thumb is positioned pointing upwards.  

Gently slide the cuff over your thumb with each side of the cuff on the top and bottom of your hand.

With outstretched fingers, which flattens your hand, begin sliding the bracelet down and over your hand towards your wrist.

When you reach the smallest part of your wrist, gently begin turning the bracelet.

Finally, turn the cuff so the opening is at the underside of your wrist.  

To keep your cuff in the best possible shape, it should only be adjusted once.  The opening should be just large enough to slide over your hand while putting it on and not fall off while wearing it.


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