Picture of Mother Daughter Bracelets
One of the better gifts I made this year was my Mother - Daughter Bracelets. My nieces fell in love with the idea that they had bracelets just like their mother's. The great thing about bracelets is that they are easy to make and that there are beads out there for just about everyone!

Items I used:

Beading Wire
Crimp Tubes
Jump Rings
Clasp - Toggle

Flexible Measuring Tape
Semi Flush Cutters
Crimping Pliers
Round Nose pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
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Step 1: Measuring Wrists

Picture of Measuring Wrists
The first thing I had to get was the size of the wrist for the individuals that I was making bracelets for.  Most of my family live far away from me so I had them measure their wrist using a flexible measuring tape. If they didn't have that, they were able to use a piece of string or paper and measure it against a ruler to figure out their actual wrist size.  For adults I added an extra 1" to 1.25" (depending on bead size I was using) and for the younger girls I added an 1/2" to 3/4". These values were their bracelet size.  On worse case for those who were being difficult, I used the chart below to guess their bracelet sizes. 

Children's Sizes
 Newborn          4"
6-12 months    4-1/2" to 4-3/4"
1-4  years         5" to 5-1/2"
4-7 Years          5-3/4" to 6"
8-12 Years       6"  to 6-1/2"

Adult Bracelets
Small                7"
Medium            7.5"
Large                8"
X-Large            8.5"

Step 2: Crimp Beads

Picture of Crimp Beads
To start the bracelet, I used a piece of beading wire and a crimp tube to make a small loop. Crimp tubes can come in a lot of different forms include ones with wire loops or different diameters for the inside of tube.  The crimp tube I used were 2x1mm and made of Sterling Silver. The easiest way to crimp the tube is by using a pair of crimping pliers especially if you are going to fold the crimp tube over.  I would be lost without mine!

bajablue3 years ago
Wonderful tutorial... beautiful bracelets!!!
sandgurl (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thank You!
Those are adorable bracelets! So perfect!
sandgurl (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Thank You :)