Spacer Bars

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Spacer bars are used to separate strands of beads and are one of the most important parts of any multiple-strand piece of jewelry because they give the piece structure and balance. They help to add symmetry and order and can also serve as extra visual interest to a piece.

Spacer Bars Can Be Both Functional and Beautiful

Spacer bars are used in multi-strand necklaces and bracelets as well as chandelier-style earrings. They can have anywhere from two to six holes. Some are very simple and plain while others are more ornate. The kind you choose will depend on whether the bar will be visible on the finished piece or not. They can be purely functional pieces or beautiful components of the jewelry in their own right.

It takes a lot of trial and error for new jewelry makers to learn when to use them, how many to use, and what kind. The variety of available spacer bars is sometimes overwhelming. They are made from sterling silver, solid gold, gold filled, pewter, Bali sterling silver, and many other metals. Searching for the perfect ones should be just as fun as looking for the right beads for your projects. It is almost like a treasure hunt. It helps if you have an idea of what kind you will need.

Whatever kind of spacers you need, you can find them online. There are online retailers that specialize in beads. These are your best bet for finding the best selection of spacers as well as all of your other bead crafting needs. Once you see all of the spacers available, you will be inspired to make more and more elaborate pieces of jewelry that will make people say, "Wow!"

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