I’ve been told by Pandora that the rubber Pandora stoppers that fit underneath the clips are being mass produced and should be available in your nearest Concept store soon. I’ve seen ladies in various countries who have been able to get these, but none yet in the US. Keep your eye out!
Pandora bracelets come with two smaller threads where you would place the clips to hold the charms in 3 separate segments. But for those of us who don’t fill a bracelet all at once, having the charms slide around is a bit annoying at times. Same applies for the leather bracelets which have no threading and nothing to stop the charms from sliding around. I’ve found this to be a common problem among Pandora bracelet and necklace owners. For Pandora customers, we’ve had to resort to clever ingenuity to come up with a solution – silicone O-rings! Silicone O-rings are basically small rubber bands that are used for a variety of reasons including shocks, absorbing vibration, and apparently keeping charms in place! The size is about 1/4 in. by 1/4 in. and these can be found at hardware stores, on eBay or Amazon.com; usually the clear or black ones work the best. They fit very snuggly on the bracelet and if you don’t want anyone to notice them, you can just put a clip over the O-rings (they fit perfectly) and no one can tell! Everything stays in place and becomes much more orderly.
I received several in the mail from Candy Dy-Liacco who was kind enough to send me some. For me, I’ve put these on my necklace. For some reason with the barrel clasp necklaces the threads are near the clasp and not towards the middle; whereas with the lobster clasp snake chain necklace, the threads are towards the middle. This made the functionality of the clips nonexistent once I had more than a couple charms on the necklace and wanted something other than the clasp to be the centerpiece. So these O-rings solved the problem!
While some other European charm lines (e.g. Kay’s Charmed Memories) have rubber stopper beads, it was thought that Pandora had no similar product. Well, I recently discovered that Pandora does have something to stop the beads from sliding around! They are rubber stoppers which you can lock on the bracelet with a clip. Unfortunately, it seems that these little stoppers (which are complimentary) have only been found in Asian markets – including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. My theory is that these are a type of promo item, which was created or distributed by Pandora Asia. Oh well, these would be nice to get but I think I can live with the O-rings for now .