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How long should I cut my string? by roknhugo123 6 years ago

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Hi! I was wondering if there was an average string length to cut when beginning a bracelet. I find that I cut the strings too short and my bracelets come out too small for anyone to wear. I was wondering if there was maybe a size chart or something to help me make them the right sizes? Thanks!
RE: How long should I cut my string? by puddingtoe 6 years ago

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Personally I like to cut mine long so I have plenty to work with. Unless I'm doing a bracelet over 20 strings I generally cut them to about 48 inches. For bigger bracelets I usually add about a foot.
RE: How long should I cut my string? by kleinevos (moderator) 6 years ago

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I agree with Puddingtoe, I usualy start with 130 cm and I always have some string left when I'm finished. So about 120 cm will do.
There is a tutorial about stringlength, too.
http://friendship-bracelets.net/tutorial.php?id=4047
RE: How long should I cut my string? by ery 6 years ago

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Hmm..here is what i noticed about string length.But in European size in cm and with the loop on the end of bracelet.
Pattern with:
12 strings - 0.80 cm
14 strings - 0.90 cm
16 strings - 100cm
18 strings - 110cm
20 strings - 120 cm
22 strings - 130 cm
Now i have a habit to noticed in the notebook patterns and how long i cut..and next time when i doing same pattern i exactly know how long should be.
RE: How long should I cut my string? by angeleden 6 years ago

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Here is my trick. I take the end of the strings between my thum and index of the left hand and a spread my arms strech on each side (so, 2 arms length + the body width).
When a do a new model, I take note of the legth of the strings left at the end (each colors).
This way, next time I use the same model, I've got the precise length of each colors.
RE: How long should I cut my string? by tiegsrox 6 years ago

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I usually do about 90cm however, it depends on the pattern/amount of strings and the person you are making it for.
RE: How long should I cut my string? by roknhugo123 6 years ago

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Thanks! This helped a lot guys!
RE: How long should I cut my string? by ShuGal 6 years ago

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This has helped me allot i wonder when you give measurements do you mean befor or after the strings folded? I start my braceletts with a loop at the top so is 80cm mean tht i would need to cut and fold 160cm if im using a pattern with 2 strings of that coulour? Thanks.
RE: How long should I cut my string? by kleinevos (moderator) 6 years ago

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Yes, measurements are for a single string, so you need 2 times the amount if you want to fold your strings to make a loop.
RE: How long should I cut my string? by ShuGal 6 years ago

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Thanks.
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