Friday, January 28, 2011

Choosing a Bracelet

Whether you are new to Reflection Beads or an old pro at telling your story, you may find a tip or two helpful when creating your bracelet, necklace, watch or earrings.

The Lobster Clasp closure features a fastener that is held closed by a spring. You may
have seen these types of clasps and just didn't know what they were called.

The Hinged Clasp closure gives the illusion of an additional bead. The open end fits into
a groove in the clip and is then snapped closed.

There are two steps used to determine what size bracelet you need.
1. Wrap a string around your wrist, then measure the string with a ruler. This measurement is the actual size of your wrist. You may want to slightly increase this number, depending on how tight you want your bracelet to fit.

2. Once you determine your initial bracelet size, you will need to add extra length in order to accommodate the size beads you choose to wear. Here are a few tips:
  • If filling the bracelet with larger beads, such as the Murano glass beads, add 2 inches to the initial size
  • If adding a combination of beads, spacers or themed charms, add 1.5 inches
  • If adding mostly spacers and charms to a few beads, add 1 inch

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