Several trends have emerged and holding steady going into 2017. On the chain front both the reemergence of the Y-Neck and Chokers seem to be leading the way.
Garlan Chain can provide completed Y Necks using any chain, in any metal or finish, from our large selection. Many of our chains have open links which make it easy to attach a charm to the end of the Y. Our assembly process allows for a variety of neck and drop lengths. We can attach extenders to any neck length. This adjustment option reduces the number of SKU’s in your inventory. Our small bar chain proved to be an outstanding performer in the Y-Neck configuration and is pictured here.
Chokers are typically 14″ overall and usually single strand but multiple strand versions are also possible. The chain pictured is our 5B Rolo
The Rolo style chain is very comfortable to wear making it a good choice for a choker. It also has an open link for attaching other items such as charms and drops.
Garlan Chain has added a new style of adjustable bracelet.
This new style comes in raw brass, our 12 colors of electroplated brass, sterling silver and gold filled. Adding charms and other media to these bracelets is still a viable design idea.
Our bar chain links make great individual findings for terminating chain or as a link station when adding or changing chain styles. Both sizes are available in brass, sterling and gold filled.
Because of its durability, titanium has become more popular for designer jewelry. Its inertness makes it a good choice for those with allergies. It is bio-compatible and therefore not rejected by the human body. Medical grade titanium complies with all restrictions for the jewelry industry with regards to nickel, cadmium and lead.
Titanium findings can be attached with a variety of methods including; fusion welding, gluing, staking or direct investing into castings. Titanium cannot be soldered or brazed however.
Titanium can be colored using a simple anodizing processes. Many informational resources are available about this subject if you Google search “Anodizing Titanium or Niobium”
R.G Flair has a nice selection of findings in titanium and we’d be glad to sample anything you’d like to see. http://www.rgflair.com