Hundreds of years ago, in a sailing ship, sailors invented lanyards using scraps of fabric. After that, lanyards have undergone a lot of changes.ID Lanyards have become popular in school, companies, hospitals, factories, concerts, events, and etc. They do not only hold identification cards, they also hold passes and badges.
Customized lanyards are even more popular as they allow customers to place their own designs on the surface of the lanyards. There are unlimited variations of lanyards now and some people had lost track of the latest trend.
Polyester, nylon, tube, and woven lanyards were replaced by a set of new stylish lanyards. They are the following:
Lanyards are now as fashionable as necklaces. Lanyard manufacturers thought that the materials used to create fashion accessories can also be incorporated in making lanyards. They tried it and the result was great.
With the help of clip or hook attachments, identification cards can be attached to the lanyards. Customization is however not allowed with this type since there will be no printing or sewing processes.
2. Beaded Lanyards
Just like the first type, fashion accessories influenced the creation of Beaded ID Lanyards. Makers use different kinds of beads made of pearls, stones, plastics, or crystals.
The costs of these lanyards are dependent on their materials. As of now, this type is sold ready-made. If you want to customize your Beaded lanyard, you can create your own.
You will need a piece of nylon that will serve as the base of the lanyard where you will insert your beads. You should also buy hardware attachments that will enable you to connect your ID.
3. Beaded Chain Lanyards
This type is a combination of the first two. They may come in different variations including ID Lanyards and Eyeglasses Necklaces. For the former, a hook attachment is needed and for the latter, the makers attached a ring in the necklace where the eyeglasses will be secured.
4. Double Laces
Double laces are two-in-one lanyards. They have one lace which is a plain and thin lanyard and another one which is a chain lanyard. Each of their ends was attached together. Then the two ends were joined together using a hook. The variation for this type is the color of the plain lanyard.
Glowing or Reflective lanyards are glow in the dark. They are designed for employees who are working at night like security guards. The lanyards help them have a better vision in dark places.
These lanyards become decorative lights during concerts together with the glow sticks.
Zipper lanyards are best for students who get frustrated because of their tangled lanyards. After use, before they place their ID Lanyards in their bags, students can zip the lanyards close. Then the next morning, they just have to open the Zipper lanyards to be able to place it around their neck.
This is another stylish and fancy lanyard that girls will love. Lanyards can come with rhinestones and the best thing is that these can be customized. Pattern the rhinestones with your name and you have your own customized lanyard.
Round lanyards can be embroidered or printed with any design of your liking. They are very comfortable to wear because they are softer than the regular lanyards.
9.Double Ended Lanyards
Last but not the least is the lanyard that will allow you to attach two cards or badges onto it. Double Ended lanyards have adjustable buckles which enclose the lanyard. These special lanyards are commonly used in trade shows by the organizers and staffs.
From being scraps of fabric, lanyards have truly evolved into elegant and versatile accessories.