WELCOME TO CHRIS'S CABLESTM
Thank you for your interest in the cables we make. We have had a wonderful response to Chris's Cables TM by jewelry artists, precious metal jewelry designers, glass bead artists, fine art and craft galleries as well as historic bead collectors and fine jewelry collectors.
I started making these cables for Barbara Minor in 1991. The goal was to create a versatile necklace that supports an exchange of enameled beads and maintains a graceful, circular line around the neck (rather than the pulling to a "V" as with most chains). We introduced the cable necklace concept with Barbara’s enamel jewelry in 1991.
For several years, I made the cables only for Barbara Minor and a few other jewelry artists who wanted the graceful and circular line that my cables offered for their jewelry. We have wrapped every cable we have sold.
Over the last twenty + years, I have:
*Achieved the delightful qualities in Chris's Cables TM which are known for gracefully draping around the neck (softer and more flexible when compared with the less expensive, stiffer twisted neck wires).
*Improved my wrapping techniques.
*Researched and order special wires that have specific and superior wrapping qualities.
*Devised & patented the slender, secure, user-friendly clasp (Trove J Hook TM and Patented).
*Improved the eye ends of the cables by making the loop stronger yet thin enough to fit through beads without removing the clasp (Patented).
We now are able to supply numerous artists, collectors, galleries and jewelry stores with Chris's Cables TM.
To help accommodate your needs, we consider the following matters of importance.
*Chris's Cables TM are totally made in our studio (made in the USA)
*Quality Control: Chris wraps each cable and inspects each clasp before it leaves the studio.
*Faster consistent service: normal shipping is within two days (no waiting for suppliers)
*Available in : Fine Silver, 14 kt. Gold Filled, as well as 14 kt., 18 kt. and 22 kt. solid Gold, Platinum and Palladium wires, 14 kt. Palladium White Gold.
*Grayish/white Raw Niobium & 7 colors of anodized Niobium.
*Cables are made in a variety of outside diameters.
*Cables are made to any length (in one inch increments from, 7" to 58").
*Special orders welcome. Please contact us to assist in achieving your special needs.
*2 Clasp Choices : Chris's slender, secure, user-friendly "Trove J Hook" (Patented) or a solidly constructed "Precision Bayonet Clasp"
Please, feel welcome to call with any questions specifically relative to your needs. We are happy to talk with you about your questions. When you call, please ask for Barbara. She handles the talking part while I wrap and make the clasps, etc.
Included within this site, for your use, is our order form. PDF version of Chris's Cables info with order form We will happily accept your orders by telephone, e-mail or US Mail.
Barbara Minor and Chris Hentz