How to Measure Your Hand for a Fixed Size Bangle

Step 1: Squash your fingers together making your hand as narrow as possible as though you are about to slip on a bangle bracelet.

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Step 2: Wrap a strip of paper around the widest part of your squeezed-together hand, which will be around the thumb and knuckles.

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Step 3: Slip the paper back and forth to make sure it will move across your knuckles and down to your wrist easily.

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Step 4: Mark the place of the overlap on the paper.

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Step 5: Lay down the paper so that it is flat and measure the length from the end of the paper to the mark. This gives the circumference you need for your fixed size bracelet bangle.

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Convert from Circumference to Diameter

Step 1: Cut your strip of paper at the point where you marked the measurement. Tape the ends together to form a made-to-measure paper bangle.

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Step 2: Lay down the paper bangle on a flat surface, taking care not to distort the circle.

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Step 3: Measure directly across the bracelet from one side to the other at its widest point.

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