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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, […]

 How to Open and Close Jump Rings Properly and Securely – Permanent Jewelry

In this Short video, I show How to Open and Close Jump Rings – Properly  This is one of the most basic, but extremely valuable, piece of knowledge. You’ll needed this to connect components securely – for permanent jewelry welding, as well a any sort of jewelry making It is simple, and yet if not done correctly, […]

How To Prevent Silver From Tarnishing Without Lacquer Coating – Experiment on Italian Silver Coating

Everybody is looking for the best method to prevent silver from tarnishing. I filmed this experiment to test the effectiveness of a newly invented plating system. This will help keep the bright appearance of the treated silver for a longer period of time. You can still solder and chemically oxidize the silver chain. . One […]

How to To Tell Real vs Fake Gold Filled (Plated vs Genuine Gold Filled) Gold Acid Test

I find it impossible just by looking with the naked eye, if a chain is gold filled or it is gold plated.  You can tell after wearing it for a while (a few weeks to a few months later), when gold plating tarnishes or the plating has started to wear off. Gold filled performs the […]

Welding is Easy – First Time Welding Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder mPulse

I want to share this video with you because many people are interested in starting a permanent jewelry business. They have written and asked how hard it is to master and whether they should get one-on-one lessons.  I documented my friend Heather’s first time welding on the Orion Micro Welder.  She is a portfolio manager with no […]

Easiest Way to Make Hand Stamp Initial Connector – Permanent Jewelry Tutorial Micro Welding

In this video I show the trick to getting a straight and clean hand stamp a letter onto an oval gold filled stamping disc connector.  Afterwards, I weld the connector into a permanent bracelet using the Orion mPulse Micro Welder. There are many pre-made initial bracelet connectors on the market that are easy to use.  […]

Tricks and Tips for Better Welding Control – Best Power Setting For Orion Micro Welder and Permanent Jewelry

Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder In this video I show some tricks of fine tuning your welding control by adjusting the power setting. Also by adjusting the electrode of the Orion Micro Welder.  This is especially important when welding permanent jewelry, which requires connections of fine jump rings.   To give a good visual demonstration, […]

Are Dark Safety Goggles Necessary for Using The Orion Micro Welder When Welding Permanent Bracelets?

Permanent Jewelry with Orion Micro Welder It is recommended that operators wear dark protective safety goggles when welding.  In traditional industrial welding, there are huge sparks, flying metal and very bright and sustained light.  The intensity of the light, and its UV rays will cause permanent damage to the eye.   When I was young, I […]

How To Weld Permanent Bracelet With Beads and No Jump Ring

Welding Permanent Bracelets In this videohttps://youtu.be/nRDM5nuB7mk I show you how to weld a permanent bracelet (forever bracelet) using the Orion Micro Welder mPulse.  The chain that I use is a sterling silver beading chain, which I wholesale. The diameter is 0.5mm (24 ga), thin enough to go through regular sized pearls, 4mm Swarovski bicones and many […]

How to Make Jump Rings Smaller for Permanent Bracelet and Jewelry Making – Orion Micro Welder mPulse

  In this video, I show how to reduce the size of jump rings for permanent bracelet welding.  However, the same principles apply for general silversmithing and beading, and from any size of jump ring to something smaller. This is a useful trick to remember because you may want very small jump rings which are not carried […]