How To Measure Your Wrist For A Perfectly Fitting Bracelet

How to measure your wrist for a perfectly fitting handmade bracelet

How to measure your bracelet size

Using a piece of string (or fabric measuring tape), measure your wrist just above the wrist bone (towards your elbow, not your hand). This is the circumference of your wrist. Depending on the type of fit you would like, add the following to your measured wrist circumference to get a final bracelet size:

  • Snug fit (won't move much): add 1/4" to 1/2"
  • "Comfort" fit (will move, but stay above your hand): add 3/4" to 1"
  • Loose fit (will drape down on your hand a bit): add 1-1/4"

Pick the bracelet size closest to this final calculation for the type of fit you desire.

For example, if I measured my wrist as 5.75" and would like a snug fit, I would pick a size 6" as my bracelet size. If I wanted my bracelet to move a bit (comfort fit), I'd pick a size 6.5". If I wanted a loose fit that would hang down a bit on the top of my hand, I'd pick size 7".

Do you want a snug or loose fit?
That will depend on your personal style and the type of bracelet.

If you are buying a gift and don't know the recipient's wrist size, here are the general guidelines for bracelet sizing.

Women's Sizing Length
Petite 7"
Average 7.5" - 8"
Large 8.5"
Plus Size 9"

Men's Sizing Length
Small 8"
Average 8.5"
Large 9"
Plus Size 9.5"

Children's Sizing Length
2-5 years old 5.5"
6-8 years old 6"
9-13 years old 6.5"
13+ years old Women's sizing

If you see a bracelet you like but need it made custom to your size - just let me know (contact me here). I'll make it your size for no extra cost!


My jewelry journey began decades ago, when I wanted to wear jewelry that conveyed my passion for the artistic spirit of nature and the outdoors- so I learned to craft it myself!

I've honed my skills over the years. Five years ago, I decided to make my jewelry available to all who connect with the natural world... which I do through my website and in shops & galleries.

My love of nature led me to become a Conservation Colorado Green Business Leader Partner. To help protect our land, air and water, I donate 10% of my proceeds to Conservation Colorado.

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