Before You Get a Leather Bracelet: 3 Things to Know
1. What story does your bracelet tell?
There are bracelets that simply look and feel nice. Others, though, may have underlying stories awaiting to be discovered.
Just like with a premium watch, the delight of exploring these little details can be immense for you. The idea that inspired the creation of an item, how it was crafted, the hidden detail that makes it special,... - any of these can help you start an interesting conversation. Or even better, enjoy on your own.
Take this bracelet, for example. Ever since conceptualization, the artisans were looking for something special to celebrate human connections. It must be able to convey this meaningful message, but not over-emotional in order to fit on a modern man's wrist.
They came up with this design, with sleek chains representing inseparable relations with people we love.
Look for the hidden meaning. Something cool keep in mind, as you enjoy your refined leather bracelet.
2. Measuring your wrist size
You don't want to buy a bracelet that's too big or too small. Save yourself the trouble by knowing your correct wrist size. A tape measure will come in handy in this case, but a plain strip of paper can work perfectly too.
Step 1: Wrap the strip of paper around your wrist, where you would normally wear the bracelet.
Step 2: Use a pencil to mark your wrist size, then measure the length with a ruler.
Step 3: Depending on how tight or loose you want to wear the bracelet, you can add 0.25-1.25 inches (0.6-3.2 cm) to determine your bracelet size. A comfort fit would normally requires adding 0.75-1 inch (2-2.5 cm).
3. Caring for your leather bracelet
Don't wait until having soaked in the rain to start thinking about preserving your leather bracelet. Cleaning and maintaining is essential.
Step 1: Wipe the leather with a cloth. This prevents dirt and debris from scratching your band during the cleansing process.
Rinse and dampen the cloth with lukewarm water. Put a small dab of mild, moisturizing hand soap or leather cleaner on the cloth on both sides.
Wipe the leather using gentle circular motions from the center of the bracelet.
Wipe off the excess soap with a clean, damp cloth. Pay it down on a paper tower and let dry from direct sunlight. This should take 15 minutes max.
Step 3: Apply leather conditioner if necessary.
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