Today’s post brings my next review, with a closer look at the beautiful Pandora Feathered clips! These made their début in most regions for Autumn 2015, but they were only released this season in the US & Canada as part of a Valentine’s Day gift set. A couple of readers requested that I do this review and, with their plain silver and elegant design, the Feathered clips seem destined to become a staple part of Pandora’s collection – so I thought they were worth covering!
As is usual for me with this style of clip, I had to get two – they look so nice as a pair! Read on for more details and styling inspiration! :)
Also – there are more previews to come, including the Essence Spring 2016 and the accompanying jewellery for Spring & Mother’s Day – so stay tuned for those soon! :)
Pandora Feathered clip review
The lovely thing about these clips are how shiny and clean-looking they are! They have a very smooth look, offset by just a hint of oxidised detailing in each groove. The lines of this clip are curved and neat, and it looks softer and more stylised when compared to some of Pandora’s older silver clips in the same style.
They are quite compact and unobtrusive, and they blend seamlessly into pretty much any bracelet design. Nevertheless, while they are undoubtedly elegant, I’m not sure how much they would have reminded me of feathers without the name however!
Much like the Autumn 2015 Layers of Lace clip, I personally like this clip best worn matching as a pair. Their soft simple design blends nicely into the background of a bracelet design, and for this reason my instinct is to use them to add a little symmetry. This is how I’m going to wear them – on my latest bracelet design, which has delicate pinks and Cinderella blues. The plain silver works to complement the business of the colour beads.
They are called Feathered clips, however, and my next styling works to illustrate that! With the upcoming Spring 2016 collection in mind, I’ve gone for a styling that encompasses birds, natural themes, daisies and a fresh green colour scheme. The Feathered clips would go well with the Dove of Peace, the classic oxidised Feather and the openwork Light as a Feather charm for a bird-themed design :)
Next, I have a couple of leather bracelet ideas showcasing how you might use the Feathered clip on its own or with a different clip. Using a silicone insert or a Pandora rubber stopper, you can use the clip to hold charms in place on the leather bracelet. Here, I’ve used it on the silver leather bracelet – the clip’s shininess contrasts well with the oxidised charms and acts as a symmetrical point to the bracelet’s clasp itself. :D
Finally, for comparison, we have a styling with a different clip – the retired Queen of Hearts clip, which is larger and more of a statement piece. The Feathered clip itself is subtle and unobtrusive, and does pair nicely with other clips – but overall I prefer having two of the same when it comes to that style. This red leather bracelet features the Piggy Bank as a centrepiece and continues the Lunar New Year fun a little further into the week ^^
Pandora have really improved their selection of clips over the past couple of years, with some beautifully colourful designs in enamel and pavé. Nevertheless, it was so nice to see them go back to their roots last year with some lovely plain silver clips. The Feathered clip, along with the Layers of Lace and Braided clips from AW15, are simple, affordable and in keeping with classic Pandora designs.
The Feathered clip is £25 in the UK. In North America, it is currently only available as part of the Filled with Love bracelet gift set until the 15th of February – you will be able to purchase it individually after that date.
What do you think of this new clip design? Is it on your wish list?