“Each chain is sized to fit perfectly, so you quickly forget you’re wearing it." – VOGUE
Catbird jewelers are on-site to weld a Forever Catbird Bracelet* onto you which means your wrist will be sparkly... always! Come get zapped, bring your friends — it’s the ultimate friendship bracelet! You'll be choosing your bracelet when you come in, but if you'd like to know your options in advance...
Forever Sweet Nothing Bracelet, $98
Forever Tinsel Bracelet, $128
Forever 1976 Bracelet, $144
Forever Tiny Corsage Bracelet, $220
Forever Diamond Pinprick Bracelet, $334
Prices do not include tax. Payments taken on the spot.
SOME THINGS TO NOTE:
• One appointment can accommodate one person; please book separate appointments per person in your group.
• While the zapping takes just a few minutes, please expect a wait.
• Credit cards and cash accepted.
• We can only hold your spot on line if you are present.
• Minimum welding age is 10. Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
• We don't recommend this process if you have ever had an allergic reaction to 14k gold.
• All sales are final.
*A Forever Catbird Bracelet is our classic, sparkly, 14k Sweet Nothing, Tinsel, 1976, Tiny Corsage, or Diamond Pinprick welded onto your wrist by a Catbird jeweler. It will have no clasp and should require no maintenance — it's there to sparkle and shine and make you happy! Though we like to think of Catbird Forever pieces as permanent, they can simply (but permanently) be taken off with scissors!
WHAT IS THE CATBIRD WELDING ANNEX? WHAT ARE FOREVER BRACELETS? WHAT DOES GETTING ZAPPED MEAN??
The Catbird Welding Annex (not to be confused with our WEDDING Annex!) is where we custom fit and weld chains directly on to you. This means it is custom fit to your wrist, with no clasp, and should require no maintenance. It's there to sparkle & shine and make you happy! Though we like to think of Catbird Forever pieces as permanent, they can simply (but permanently) be taken off with scissors.
'ZAP' refers to the flash you see when you get a Forever Catbird Bracelet welded onto your wrist.
WHERE AND WHEN CAN I GET THIS ZAPPING DONE?
We currently are welding out of our Soho shop at 253 Centre Street. You can book an appointment here.
We also take our show on the road with Welding Pop Ups.
Tell me more about Welding Pop Ups!
We also have a travelling Welding Annex that will pop up here & there! As we build out our pop up schedule (it's always a work in progress!) we recommend joining our mailing list and following us on Instagram (@catbirdnyc) to find out where we are going next!
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
YOU'RE BOOKED UP ON THE DATE I NEED! CAN I BOOK IN ADVANCE?
DOES IT HURT?
Not at all! Despite the flash, getting zapped does not mean physically zapped :) We would never do that to you! It’s just a little thrill. :)
SHOULD I BUY THE BRACELET IN ADVANCE?
Nope! You'll choose your style when you come in.
WHAT IF I NEED TO REMOVE THE BRACELET? CAN I GET IT RE-ZAPPED ON LATER?
Yes! If you need to remove the bracelet for any reason, we recommend carefully cutting it (ideally at the small ring that connects the two ends of the chain, to maintain the integrity of the chain) with scissors, and if you wish to get it welded back on at a later date we can certainly do that for a small welding fee ($10 + tax)!
WILL THIS GIVE ME PROBLEMS GOING THROUGH THE AIRPORT?Nope! We have travelled far and wide with our Forever bracelets and have never had a problem. Generally, delicate jewelry never needs to be removed when going through airport security.
WILL YOU EVER MAKE FOREVER BRACELETS IN SILVER?
Sadly no! Silver is far less durable than gold, and will not stand the test of time that we expect of our Forever bracelets. We do offer our Forever Diamond Pinprick Bracelet in white gold for all of the silver fans out there!
WHAT ABOUT FOREVER ANKLETS OR NECKLACES?
After some rigorous testing, we have decided that necklaces, chokers, and anklets are not a great option for welding, and we only want to offer you that which will truly wear wonderfully!
I HAVE A CLASPED VERSION OF ONE OF THE FOREVER BRACELETS, CAN I BRING IT IN TO GET ZAPPED ON?
If you have a clasped version and want to exchange it for a Forever bracelet at one of our Welding locations, we would love to make that happen! Please bring it to your appointment.
CAN I BUY A FOREVER BRACELET FOR SOMEONE AS A GIFT?
We recommend buying a gift card in the amount you'd like to gift!
Styles available for welding:
Styles are subject to availability, but we usually have good stock!