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How long should I cut string for child bracelet (age 6)?

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by: Rin Tin TinSuch useful information. Thank you very much for giving the right directions!

Children’s Bracelet Lengths
by: Christine ~how-to-make-jewelryAs a very general guideline, here are the average bracelet sizes for children:


    • NewBorn – 4 inches
    • 3-6 Month – 4.5 inches
    • 7-12 Month – 4.75 inches
    • 12-24 Month – 5 inches
    • 2 Years – 5.25 inches
    • 3 Years – 5.5 inches
    • 4-5 Years – 5.75 inches
    • 6-7 Years – 6 inches
    • 8-9 Years – 6.25 inches
    • 10-11 Years -6.5 inches
    • 12-13 Years – 6.75 inches
    • 14 Years to Young Adult – 7 inches

Of course, all children are different so it’s best to measure the wrist of the child and go from there. If you are making a beaded (strung) bracelet, adding an extender chain will give them some growing room.

Here’s how to make a child’s bracelet measurement: Measure the child’s wrist, then add about a 1/4 inch for small sized beads, and about a half inch for medium sized beads. If you need a really accurate sizing for the bracelet, you might want to use a bracelet measuring tool like the one I made here.


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Christine Gierer

I'm Christine Gierer and I'm obsessed with making jewelry and teaching others how to do it too. I've been a creative person all my life, and I've done all kinds of things like art, sociology, and counseling. But nothing makes me happier than playing with beads, wires, and tools and sharing my tips and tricks with you. I have two awesome websites where you can find tons of tutorials, courses, and workshops on how to make jewelry and how to sell it online.

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