Category Archives: Tips for Artisans

How to Successfully Weld Super Fine Jump Rings and Wire Tutorial


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 […]

How To Weld Invisible Connection with Briolette Drop for Permanent Bracelets – Microwelder Tutorial


In this video, I demonstrate how easy it is to weld an invisible connection with a briolette (drop stone bead) for permanent bracelets. The result is that no wire is showing, and the drop bead looks like it is floating on the chain. Find wire that is thin enough to go through the hole of the […]

How to Weld Briolette (Teardrop) Beads in Seconds – Micro Welding Tutorial

This video shows you how easy it is to attach a briolette (teardrop) stone by welding.  It only takes seconds, and anyone can do it – as opposed to wire wrapping, which takes time and some skill. You can use the thickest wire that can go through the teardrop bead.  Depending on the size of […]

How to Measure and Weld a Permanent Bangle Bracelet Using Wire


In this video, I teach how to measure and weld a Permanent Bangle Bracelet from scratch (using wire). I will introduce different wire thicknesses – 12ga (2mm) to 18ga (1mm) using sterling silver wire, and welding using the Orion Micro Welder mPulse 30. I will demonstrate 2 different methods to calculate the wire required for […]

Full Product Review of The Zapp Micro Welder


Sunstone Engineering, producer of the leading permanent jewelry welder, the Orion mPulse 30, and the PJ,  has introduced a new model of arc pulse micro welder at a much more affordable price ($999 USD) primarily for the permanent jewelry welding.  The purpose of this review is to see whether the Zapp can do the job […]

How to Assemble the Orion PJ Pulse Arc Micro Welder – Permanent Jewelry Tutorial and Welder Demo


This video shows how easy it is to assemble the Orion PJ Micro Welder and start welding from the package. I explain each of the components of the welder, along with the accessories that come standard with this model; the controls and options for the interface, as well as the control setting for welding the […]

How to Weld a Box Chain With and Without Jump Ring Permanent Jewelry Tutorial


In this video, I share with you the techniques and tips for welding a box chain – with and without the use of a jump ring. A box chain is made using a flattened wire that is shaped into square links, giving it a boxy, elegant and minimalist look. If the links are large enough, […]

Orion PJ vs mPulse 30 for Permanent Jewelry- Comparison and Product Review


This video is an in-depth comparison between the Orion mPulse 30 and the new Orion PJ, leading Permanent Jewelry arc pulse micro welders made by Sunstone Engineering, in Utah, USA. I will compare the following differences: – Packaging and Weight – Physical Appearance and Control Settings – Price – Accessories and Attachments (Stylus and Ground) […]

The Pop-Up World: Everything You Need to Know

I presented this permanent jewelry business lesson live at PJX (Permanent Jewelry Expo in Las Vegas), sponsored by Sunstone Orion Micro Welders. I want to share this with all those who could not attend. This video will teach you everything you need to know to plan and execute a successful Pop-Up event.  The material covers […]

How to Choose Suppliers that Put You First


I presented this lesson live at PJX (Permanent Jewelry Expo in Las Vegas), sponsored by Sunstone Orion Micro Welders. I want to share this with all those who could not attend. In this video, I will provide a rare look into the psychology and practice of suppliers. I am a wholesaler of jewelry, jewelry components, […]