Are they really made of glass? Won’t they break?
Good question! Yes, the bangles are really made of glass. Yes, they can and will break.
Here are some of the reason you will encounter breakage with glass bangles.
Putting Glass Bangles on Incorrectly
The vast majority of breakage come from not following the instructions for putting bangles on or taking them off. Every Beachcombers bangle order comes with instructions for how to put on glass bangles. We also have a video that show how to put on glass bangles. It may take some practice if you are new to Indian glass bangles, but don’t worry…you’ll be a pro soon!
Wearing the Wrong Size Bangle
If your bangles are too big, they will fall down too far on your hand and get in the way of day-to-day activities.
Wearing Too Few Glass Bangles
I suggest wearing a minimum of 8 bangles at a time. Wearing larger groups of bangles help distribute vibrations that can cause breakage when you bump something. If you only wear one or two bangles at a time, they will mostly likely be broken by the end of the day. I wear 15-20 bangles at a time. It looks great and leads to much less breakage.
Some breakage is expected. After all, they are glass. Breakage is not a big deal as the bangle sets you buy tend to be pretty large. If you break a few bangles, just rearrange your set! Millions of women wear glass bangles every day.
I rarely break my glass bangles. I wear them while working the the computer, shipping out our products, stocking products, and my other daily duties. I wear bangle working around the house and when going out. Still, very little breakage.
However, when I was new to glass bangles, I seemed to break them ALL the time! I was apparently clumsy, because I was always smashing them into door jambs and breaking a bangle or two. After wearing them a few times, that stopped. I started being more careful without even realizing it! BONUS!