“What is the difference between clips and spacers?”  This is a frequently asked question by customers at Bertie Browns, there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what they are, what they are for and what the difference is!  So here goes………..


Clips are beads that open up and lock onto the threads in the middle section of Pandora bracelets.  They prevent the rest of your beads from sliding into another section or you can use them to divide the pattern or decoration of the beads on your bracelet. Clips help to complete the look of your bracelet.



Spacers are small, thin beads that are not fixed in place. They thread onto your bracelet and are used to leave intervals between decorative beads and they also showcase larger and bolder beads. They are great in between murano glass beads!




If you are buying a new Pandora bracelet (lucky you!) then we would recommend you start off with buying a few decorative beads that mean something to you. Why not try adding your birthstone or your favourite colour?

Once your bracelet has three or four beads you will start to get a feel for how you would like it to look when it is full and finished. However, you will find that the natural movement of your wrist will make the beads wind over the threads and end up at one end of your bracelet – this is the time you need clips! You can choose two of the same design to add a bit of symmetry or go for two different designs – the choice is yours and it all adds to the individuality of your bracelet!



We hope this blog has cleared up any confusion on the matter! If you need any further advice please do not hesitate to call us on 01738 587365 where an experienced member of staff will be able to assist you.