From humble beginnings in the 1970s, Beacon Design has come a long way. What remains constant throughout our journey is our dedication to bringing our customers’ visions to life, whether they represent religious groups, retail shops, festivals, or nonprofit organizations, and everyone in between. Dive into the intricate processes and stories behind each ornament we produce.
Our Legacy and Inspiration
Starting as ChemArt in 1976, we swiftly transitioned into creating ornaments in the mid-1970s. A pivotal point in our journey was the collaboration with the White House Historical Association in the early 1980s. Today, we’re driven by the desires and visions of our customers from diverse sectors, be it religious, main street, festival, or retail.
Materials: From Brass to Brilliance
Each ornament begins with a brass base, which is then coated in gleaming Rhodium or 24kt gold—all manufactured in the USA. Our Lincoln, RI facility sees the ornament transform through 17 meticulous steps, touched by over a dozen expert hands. The process is extensive, but at the end of it, you see each beautiful custom ornament come to life.
Crafting from Ideas to Reality
Our creations are often born from the imaginations of our clients. While some approach us with a precise photo or concept, others come with mere wisps of ideas. Regardless, our account executives and design experts collaborate seamlessly to shape these thoughts into tangible masterpieces.
While there are many steps through the process, it starts with a metal sheet, the chosen design is etched, plated with its final finish, and either digitally or screen printed to infuse color. The last stop is our hand-assembling unit, where the pieces are assembled, strung, and meticulously packed.
Customization at Its Core
The heart of our ornaments lies in customization. Our patrons understand the significance of offering their stakeholders something unique. Whether it’s an event memento or a token of appreciation for donors, a bespoke ornament is key to making lasting impressions.
Our packaging options are as diverse as our ornaments. We cater to every demand, from simple bags and cards to lavish stamped-hinged boxes. Additionally, we assist in creating cards or labels to narrate the tale behind each ornament.
Innovation: Our North Star
The world of design and ornamentation is ever-evolving, and so are we. Our dedicated team of engineers are continually seeking innovations to refine our processes and offer unparalleled results. Staying ahead of the curve and anticipating what’s next is ingrained in our ethos.
Our ornamental delights grace various organizations and sectors, including nonprofits, main street organizations, religious groups, festivals, retail shops, civic bodies, museums, and many more industries.
At Beacon Design, every ornament is not just a decorative piece but a culmination of dreams, dedication, and unparalleled craftsmanship. We’re honored to be a part of your special moments and stories.