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The World's #1 Ball Chain Curtain

Versatile and stunning, ShimmerScreen is BCM Architectural's premier product line.  Businesses and individual homeowners all over the world use our customizable metal ball chain curtains to capture light and define space.  This striking visual element is available in a variety of colors, shapes and finishes.  Suitable for applications such as room dividers, window treatments, art installations and lighting fixtures, ShimmerScreen is currently on display in renowned restaurants, five-star hotels, fortune 500 corporate lobbies and celebrity residences.


ShimmerScreen is proudly made in the USA by Ball Chain Mfg. Co., Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of ball chain and related accessories.  Family owned and operated since 1938, our company produces the industry's highest quality ball chain and distributes products globally.

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ShimmerScreen can be tailored to individual design needs.  We offer a diverse selection of styles and finishes, allowing artistic flexibility to shape space according to the customer's needs.

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ShimmerScreen lends itself to a multitude of effects through its range of available ball chain sizes.  Smaller beads create a more opaque panel, while larger beads allow greater light transmission.

Track Options

We custom tailor all of our track in the United States.  Our team works directly with architects, homeowners and interior designers to meet their exact specifications and project requirements.  

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The Team

Who We Are

Over the years, ShimmerScreen has evolved to best serve our clients’ needs.  Through it all, one thing has remained the same -- we hire the most talented people to bring vision and passion to our company.  Take a few minutes to learn more about our team below.

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Bill Taubner


Jim Taubner

80 Years of

Manufacturing Excellence

BCM Architectural, a division of Ball Chain Mfg. Co., Inc., fabricates ShimmerScreen in Mount Vernon, New York, according to the industry’s highest production standards.   From humble beginnings in a family garage in 1938, our company has grown to employ nearly 100 people.  Our 70,000 square foot production facility houses the manufacturing operation, along with offices for the entire company, including the BCM Architectural division and the LogoTags promotional products division.  We produce more than 4 million feet of ball chain per week, and we are the only remaining company to manufacture ball chain in this country. Throughout our expansion, we have maintained a commitment to responsible business practices and the environment, earning certifications from both the Green Business Bureau and the International Organization for Standardization.


The ShimmerScreen product line empowers the artist with a wealth of styles, textures and colors to match your inspiration.  Applications from window treatments to art installations come to life with ShimmerScreen.  Use it to highlight shapes and contours or combine it with light to create an exquisite visual effect.  Flexible and versatile, ShimmerScreen divides space without introducing barriers or obstructions, making it the perfect design addition!

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Amazing Customer Service

With You From Start To Finish

We're proud to be the recognized leader in the ball chain curtain industry.  Our team is committed to providing you with the best product for your design, and we'll work with you to make sure your project is a success.

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Free Product Samples

Only The Highest Quality

We're often recognized for our high-quality design materials, based on our commitment to excellence throughout the years.  Don't just take our word for it, request a free sample.

ShimmerScreen bead chain partition in at the Toronto Hilton

A History of  success

An Extensive Portfolio

We're continually innovating and improving to meet our clients' latest needs.  Please take a look at our portfolio to see how we have helped our clients achieve a masterful finished product.



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