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1. Try on Actual Glass Bangles
2. Printable Sizing Template
3. Measure Current Bangles
4. Measure Your Hand

Instructions for Putting on Glass Bangles

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Indian Glass Bangle Sizing Help

Indian Glass Bangle Sizing Help
Specifically for Beachcombers Glass Bangles
by Jody Rogers for Beachcombers Bazaar

The key to wearing glass bangles is to get the correct size.  You should wear the smallest size possible for the best look and the least amount of breakage while you are wearing your bangles.

If you are new to Indian bangles, especially if you are new to glass bangles, you should expect a bit of breakage while you get used to them.  No worries, this is perfectly normal, and you get so many bangles in a set, it's not a big deal.  They are, after all, made of glass.  As your bangles break, just change around your sets or mix your bangles in with other bangle sets.

There are a number of easy ways to find your glass bangle size...
1. Bangle Sizing Kit
2. Printable Sizing Template
3. Measuring Good Fitting Bangles You Already Own
4. Measuring Your Hand

How To Find Your Bangle Size

1.   Try on Actual Glass Bangles
The best way to ensure a perfect fit is to try on actual glass bangles.  Beachcombers! offers a Glass Bangle Sizing Kit specifically for this purpose.  It is only $2.99 with free shipping, then once you have found your bangle size and order bangles, you get a $2.99 discount making the  bangle sizing kit free!

This will ensure a perfect fit, but you have to wait for the kit to be shipped to you, so it does take some time.

2.   Printable Sizing Template
This is almost as good as the bangle sizing kit.  Just print out the sizing template (making sure it is to the proper scale), cut out the circles, and try to fit your hand through the different circles.

This will show you your bangle size and is instantaneous.  If you still have questions, you can always call the Beachcombers! toll-free phone number, 1-866-454-8772.

3.   Measure Good Fitting Bangles that You Already Own
Take out bangles that you already have and measure the inside diameter and compare to the below measurement chart or the measurement stated in the actual bangle listing.

As long as you measure the inside diameter of your current bangles this will be an accurate way to find your bangle size.

Size Diameter
S 2.6 2 3/8" 6.1 cm
ML 2.10 2 5/8" 6.6 cm
XL 2.12 2 3/4" 7 cm


4.   Measure Your Hand
Measuring your hand can be used to find your bangle size.  It is a little bit trickier than the printable sizing template, but when done carefully will give you accurate results.

You will need a flexible tape measure or a piece of string and a ruler.

  1. Make your hand as small as possible, as if you were putting on bangles, bringing your thumb and little finger together.
  2. Using the tape measure (or string), measure the around your hand at the widest point (the tape measure should be pulled taught, not loose). Make note of the actual circumference of your hand (if you used string, make a mark where the string meets, then measure the length with your ruler to get your hand circumference).
  3. Compare your hand circumference to the bangle circumference in the below chart.  Purchase bangles that are the next size up from your actual hand measurement.
Size Diameter
S 2.6 2 3/8"  7.46  (7 1/2") 6.1 cm 19 cm
ML 2.10 2 5/8"  8.25  (8 1/4") 6.6 cm  21 cm
XL 2.12 2 3/4" 8.6  (8 3/5") 7 cm 22 cm

Glass bangles are breakable and must be put on slowly and carefully in small groups. You must use lotion on your hands to get these bangles to slip on. 
The 2.10 (2 5/8" ML) is the most common size in the U.S. and should fit most women.  

If in doubt of your bangle size, size up. If you are buying a gift for someone, get the 2.10 size.  v

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How to Put Glass Bangles On
Instructions for Putting Glass Bangles On

Glass bangles are not like typical bangles.  They are delicate and can cut you if they break. 
They must be put on carefully, and they take a some practice at first.


  1. BE CAREFUL!  They are breakable and can cut you.

  2. Apply lotion to your hand.

  3. Loosen up your hand by giving yourself a quick hand massage (or better yet, have someone else give you a hand massage!).  Apply more lotion if needed.

  4. Hold your hand up VERTICAL from the floor and do not stiffen your hand.  The key to putting on glass bangles without breakage is keeping a loose flexible hand.  If you keep your arm down in a horizontal position, the bangles will be more difficult to get on (the blood flows to your hand making it swell slightly).

  5. Slowly and carefully work the bangles on in small groups (2-4 at a time) being careful that the bangles are straight over top of each other.  If the bangles are off-kilter they will snap.  Add more lotion between bangle groupings if needed.

  6. Wiggle your fingers a bit when the bangles get to the widest point of your hand.  Think of moving your hand through the bangles rather than moving the bangles over your hand.

  7. Clap and move your hands often to draw attention to your new jewelry!

TIP:  Use as much lotion as needed.  As you wear bangles your hands will become more flexible and you won't need to use as much lotion.  Use these instructions to remove your bangles. 

Remember, glass bangles are fragile and will break.  This is normal and expected (that's why there are so many bangles in each set). v
by Jody Rogers for Beachcombers Bazaar

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