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 have two permanent welding locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan!
Williamsburg Welding Annex - 103 Metropolitan Ave
Open Friday through Sunday
Manhattan Welding Annex - 253 Centre Street
Open Wednesday through Sunday
(for now! hours expanding in Spring 2020)
See all location details 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?
No! All of our welding locations & pop ups are first come first serve.
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. :)
Zapping is quick!! If you are visiting us at either our Brooklyn or Manhattan locations, you should expect nothing more than a short wait. Unfortunately it is hard for us to predict the wait time at Welding Pop Ups as it totally depends on demand! We really appreciate everyone's patience during pop ups since we are only in one place for a short period of time, and have two machines that we travel with.
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 email our customer service team.