Category Archives: Tips for Artisans

How to Make a Unique Watch Band Accessory – Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding Tutorial

Watch Band Accessory Tutorial

In this video, I demonstrate different ways to bling up your watchband, using micro welding techniques. You can do this for all sorts of other things such as, pet collars, belts, bikini straps, purse straps and dress or tank top straps. I demonstrate a number of techniques in the latter half of the video, Including:  Click here to watch […]

How to Micro Weld a Trinity Ring – Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding 

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In this video, I demonstrate how to easily make a trinity rolling ring (a ring that has three rings intertwined, which roll as you take it on and off) using 18 gauge (1.2mm thick) 925 silver wire and welding it with the Orion mPulse 30 micro welder. I made the same ring years ago, using […]

Welding Pearl Drop Stud Earrings – Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding

In this video, I demonstrate how to make a pair of pearl drop stud earrings with a hand stamped initial for my daughter, using arc pulse micro welding. I first hand stamped the initial on a quality tag. These tags are generally used for the ends of bracelets or necklaces, but sometimes designers use them for charms. I […]

How to Weld Onto Yourself Without Assistance – Permanent Jewelry Micro Welding Tutorial

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As you can see in this video, I have many permanent jewelry bracelets on my wrist (they are addictive), some of which have been welded on me by people I’ve taught to weld, but most of them I welded by myself as part of filming. It is a wonderful idea to model chains yourself because […]

How to Weld Charms and Drops onto Rings or Bangles – Unleash your Creativity with Micro Welding

In this video, I demonstrate how to weld drops onto any existing piece of jewelry, such as rings, and permanent bracelets or bangles, without having to cut your existing piece of jewelry. By using thin wire that can go through the hole of the bead twice, you can add a bead charm very easily by […]

Are Oval Jump Rings Better? Jump Ring Hack

In this video, I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of oval jump rings, especially with regard to welding chains. Oval jump rings are preferred when you are not welding, because the seam naturally ends in the middle, so there is reduced risk of the items the jumping connects pulling through the seam.  However, if someone […]

Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding Episode 2 – Baroque Pearl Pendant Necklace

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In this video, I shared the technique of making a pendant by welding wire with a baroque pearl (and any bead), using a micro welder. This method works for any pulse arc micro welder that can weld between 5 W to 10 W power. In this video, I am using the Zapp, but it works […]

How to Make Stud Earrings with Pearl Beads Micro Welding Tutorial – Unleash Your Creativity With Micro Welder Episode One

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In this video, I demonstrate how to make pearl stud earrings using round wire, pearl beads and the Zapp micro welder. This method works for any bead and micro welder that has low power setting. The trick to creating a ball at the end of a piece of wire so as to stop it from […]

How to Attach Jump Rings To Bezels – Micro Welding Tutorial for Permanent Jewelry

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In this video, I demonstrate the best and easiest way to turn a pendant into a connector, by welding a jump ring onto a bezel. A bezel is a method of stone setting, whereby a strip of metal (in this case silver) encases the edge, surrounding the stone. Round bezels are the hardest to connect because […]

How to Successfully Weld Super Fine Jump Rings and Wire Tutorial

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In this video, I show tricks to weld super fine jump rings. Both sides of the jump ring must be touching sufficiently before you weld. Otherwise, “blowout” happens – where the gap becomes bigger as the wire ends roll back. When jump rings are 26 gauge (0.45mm) or thinner, they are very hard to see. Also, sometimes […]