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 similarly for mPulse 30 and the Orion PJ.
This technique is a shortcut to weld any vertically drilled bead.
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Tip 1: Use wire, thin enough to go through the bead twice. If the hole of the bead is too large, you can use a bead cap, or an additional small bead at the bottom, that has a smaller hole.
Tip 2: you can create a larger ball at the end of the wire by leaving the wires longer, reducing the power and welding the ball several times so that it melts and collects more silver
Tip 3: if you have round nose pliers, you can make a rounder loop for the top of the bead, and the pendant will swing more smoothly.
Tip 4: for the bail, you can either use a jump ring and then weld it, or you can use a soldered ring by slipping, yet into the wires before inserting the wires through the bead. This will save you one step, or if you are using gold-filled jump rings, soldered rings will not have an extra weld mark.
Top 5: if the whole of the bed is not significantly larger than the double wires, you can trim the wire down to an excess of 2-3mm. For wires 28-24ga, 7w-8w power will work well. Four wires that are 22-20ga, 10w power seem to work better. You can adjust to see which power setting works best for you.
Tip 6: this method works well with solid metals, but I would not recommend for gold-filled or plated metals. If you want a gold-filled necklace, you can use solid gold wire so that any oxidation can be brushed off without worry that the brass core may become exposed.