Appropriate Necklace and Bracelet Length?
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Hi! I just recently opened my Etsy shop, where I sell handmade hemp chokers and bracelets. I've always made hemp jewelry for myself more than for other people, and I'm never quite sure of the appropriate length for a choker or bracelet. I'm a bit on the small side, so the ideal choker size for me is 12 inches, and the best bracelets are about 6 inches. But how should I size these products for the general public? Is there a standard choker/bracelet length that people generally follow? Or should I just make a general guess for the appropriate length for the majority of people?
Posted at 12:26am Jun 6, 2010 EDT
I had the same question about length some time ago and found this chart to be really helpful! www.trendykat.com/images/infobox/necklace_chart.gif
Posted at 2:18am Jun 6, 2010 EDT
I think most standard necklace lengths are 16 or 18 inches long. However a choker style necklace that is supposed to lay on the neck (rather than laying on the chest) might, indeed, be shorter.
For bracelets, I'd say 7 inches is standard, and if you can make it adjustable, even better!
Posted at 2:21am Jun 6, 2010 EDT
I always make my chokers with a shortest length of 12 inches (I'm small too!) and an adjustable length, usually using an extender chain, of up to 14 1/2 inches for neck chokers.
Standard bracelet sizes seem to be from 6 1/2 inches to 7 1/2 inches, I usually add an extender or a couple of extra links with a wee dangle to bring it from standard 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 inch to make it more adjustable.
Or just put a note in your listing that the bracelet can be lengthened/shortened, same with the chokers. I always email my buyers to check the sizes are correct for them and get them to double check before send purchases out. Its also a great way to get a dialogue going with the buyer other than the boring old thanks for purchasing email!
Posted at 2:35am Jun 6, 2010 EDT