Wednesday's Worktable

Who doesn't love a beautiful wrap bracelet?! I know I do. I always feel confident and happy when I wrap beauty around my wrist. I am working on a special knotted wrap bracelet for a customer who had a color request. I always feel honored and humbled when a customer trusts me to create something beautiful and special for them. 
So this is what is on my worktable this Wednesday. This bracelet is hand-knotted randomly in between these luscious colors that remind me of the sand and the sea.
This is the same style bracelet in a pink and white colorway.
The cord used in both these bracelets is called Tuff Cord. I like it for a couple reasons, It is American made and stronger than nylon or silk. Made of 3 synthetic fibers twisted for strength, it is not going to stretch over time. It also resists fraying and shredding and is a favorite of many designers.
WIshing you all a beautiful day!

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How to Measure for a Bracelet or Necklace

Measuring for a Bracelet

Measure your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a strip of paper just above the wrist bone, where you would normally wear the bracelet. If you use a plain strip of paper, make a mark with a pen or pencil. You can then use a ruler to measure the marked length. That would be your wrist size.

If you prefer a snug fit add 1/4" - 1/2" to your wrist size. For a little more of a comfort fit add approximately 3/4" - 1". If you like your bracelets really loose with lots of movement add about 1 1/4". It really is all about personal preference.

 Measuring for a Necklace

Necklace length is truly a personal preference. Lengths pictured here are guidelines for illustrative purposes offer you a visual idea of where a necklace might lie.

Body build will make a difference in where a necklace will fall. The best way to determine where the length of a necklace will fall on you is to measure. It is very easy. Grab a soft tape measure (like used in dressmaking), and stand in front of a mirror. Wrap the tape measure around the back of your neck and find the lengths in front that you like best. No tape measure? No problem. Use something like a string or piece of ribbon, wrap it across the back of your neck and down your front where you want it to hang. Continue to hold on to one end for marking and use a ruler or tape measure and measure from your finger to the end.