Category Archives: Jewellery Making Techniques

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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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, […]