Ok, here’s the real problem with having teeny wrists. Nothing fits on them! ?? It’s quite frustrating when you find the cutest little bracelets and watches but they are so lose. Well I don’t have the solution for all the bracelets in the world but I do have a solution for Pura Vida Bracelets.
How to Shorten Pura Vida Bracelets
Size It Up
So let’s talk about sizing. First you’ll have to see how much you can shorten your bracelet in order to still be able to get it on.
To do this, simply put on the bracelet and tighten. Slowly slide the ties until you can roll the bracelet off your hand. Don’t worry about it being a little tight because the new knots you make will move a little.
Now that you have your size, carefully slide the bracelet off your wrist. Now you can make two new overhand knots.
You want to make sure that your knots slide all the way down to the base of the bracelet slider thingy ?. Pull the bracelet like you were opening it to its full length and pull pretty tight. This will help tighten the knots and this is where your knot will move just a little. Don’t skip this step because you don’t want your knots to loosen after you have shortened the bracelet.
Now it’s time to commit yourself to your bracelet size. It might be a good idea so try and slip on your bracelet one more time before you cut off the old length.
Once you’re ready to commit, cut just above the new knots. You should have a little end sticking out.
Burn Baby, Burn
Last step of this tough process, I promise ?.
That little end sticking out? Burn it with a lighter but only to the knot. Then give it a little tap with your finger to help it cool and set. And that’s it! You’re ready to rock your Pura Vida bracelets on your teeny little wrist.
And there you have it! Now you can wear those pretty Pura Vida bracelets without all the annoying long strings hanging all over the place. ???
I hope you try this out for yourself! It’s a game changer and you’ll be wishing you did this earlier.
xx // christine
Never thought of using a lighter to seal it!
Yeah it’s so easy! Or you can use the stove. 🙂
I remember these from my college days! I never owned any but this would be so useful for those who wear lots of Pura Vida!
I love how easy Pura Vida bracelets are to style! I don’t have the problem with small wrists, but these are some great tips.
Renae | renaekarissa.com
I almost never wear bracelets because I have small wrists but with this trick, I think I’ll be getting more bracelets this year! What a great idea!
I’ve always wanted to try out some of these bracelets and this will be so helpful if I need to shorten them! Great post; definitely pinning for later!
the sophia diaries says
oh this is so cool! i don’t wear those kinds of bracelets anymore because i always lose them since i wear them in the shower xD
Christina @ Hugs and Lattes says
This is so smart! I’m not a huge bracelet person because I find them annoying when I am typing at work, but I could definitely wear something like this!
Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial says
I have teeny wrists too so I generally just avoid buying bracelets haha. Great idea to re-size them!
I have so many Pura Vida bracelets that are way too long! I’ll definitely have to try this
I’d love to purchase some Pura Vida bracelets to wear.
These bracelets are so cute! Pura Vida is the Costa Rican motto, and I loved seeing these when I visited last year!
Tori || Victori Media
I don’t really wear bracelets, but this is a fantastic idea for those that don’t want to stay on! I’ll have to keep this in the back of my head!
Ahhhh this is so helpful! My mom and I have the tiniest wrists, and she is OBSESSED with Pura Vida bracelets! She always buys them in bulk on Black Friday and gives them away as gifts all year – but she can’t wear them herself on her little wrists! I will send her this!
Lindsey Choate says
This is so helpful! I hate how long the strings are when I have all my bracelets on my wrist! Thank you 🙂
I know it’s so annoying haha! I’m glad it helped!
I wonder though, how Pura Vida does it because they don’t have the darkened ends?
I tried and the light colored bracelets blacken from flame.
That’s a great question! Maybe they don’t use a flame and just use a heated rod or solder iron?