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

Step 1: 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"
Wonderful tutorial... beautiful bracelets!!!
Thank You!
Those are adorable bracelets! So perfect!
Thank You :)

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