The Best Choice in a Permanent Jewelry Welder™ for Beginners
The Zapp™ Permanent Jewelry Welder™ is an entry-level permanent jewelry welder that helps novice PJ artists start and grow their own business. Manufactured and supported in the USA, the Zapp has an energy range ideal for most chain and is backed by a 3-year warranty.
- The Only Low-Cost Welder Specifically Designed for PJ Artists
- Made in the USA
- US-Based Customer Service
- 3-Year Warranty
- 3-10 J Energy Range in single-Joule increments
- Multiple Optic Options—in stock and ready to ship to you today!
At $999 USD, the Zapp™ permanent jewelry welder provides a low-cost solution to start your permanent jewelry business!
Zapp™ or Zapp Plus™?
The price difference between the Zapp and the Zapp Plus is only $300. But the value you'll add to your welder purchase is worth so much more! Consider these key benefits when you upgrade to the Zapp Plus:
- Orion Premium Stylus. Enjoy the comfort and efficiencies of an Orion Stylus with the Zapp Plus.
- Stylus Extension. Add up to another 6' of stylus cord with the Zapp Plus.
- More Power Options. Dial down to 1 Joule or as high as 30 Joules with the Zapp Plus.
- Faster Stylus Maintenance. Sharpen your electrode in less time with the Zapp Plus.
- Standard Electrode. Never worry about ordering the right sized electrode with the Zapp Plus.
- Better Bundling Options. Choose a bundle that makes sense for you and save with the Zapp Plus.
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The Zapp: A Low-Cost, True PJ Welder
Unlike other low-cost permanent jewelry welders, the Zapp welder was designed specifically for permanent jewelry and is made in the USA. You can count on the Zapp to provide years of safe, reliable service. You'll avoid unintentionally shocks! You'll never have to modify a stylus to avoid an unwanted electrical buzz or jolt.
US-based Customer Service and 3-Year Warranty
The Zapp is supported by Sunstone's US-based customer service team and sold with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty. The Zapp also qualifies for Sunstone's VIP product protection service, the Sunstone Circle.
A Feature Set You Need
With the Zapp, you can choose an energy setting between 3 to 10 Joules in single Joule increments, which is just the right amount of energy to close most fine chain styles and jump rings. The Zapp is argon-ready and can connect to any argon source in seconds, such as the Argon Mini from Sunstone, for cleaner, stronger welding results that boost customer satisfaction. The Zapp uses Sunstone’s high-quality tungsten electrodes, known for delivering consistent welding results.
A Beginner's Welder
The Zapp helps you gain a toehold in permanent jewelry and build your business. Or maximize your dollars with the Zapp Plus.
What's in the Box
- Zapp Permanent Jewelry Welder for Beginners
- Power Adaptor
- Power Cord
- (3) 1 mm Electrodes
- 7' Argon Tubing
- Welding Stylus
- Shaded Safety Glasses
- Precision Ground Clip
- Metal Welding Practice Card
This product is also available online with Sunstone Circle plan!
Made in the USA Quality
The Zapp is made in the USA. You can be confident of welder quality and safety—and support American workers.
Friendly US-Based Customer Service
Help is just a phone call away! In minutes you'll be speaking with a US-based, native-English speaking and experienced customer service representative ready to solve your permanent jewelry welding challenges. Call or text +1 801-658-0015. Our customers love our products but they rave about our service!
DO YOU NEED TRAINING?
Sunstone's training team is ready to help you master the Zapp Permanent Jewelry Welder Visit our Training Page to learn more.
Start Your Own Permanent Jewelry Business
The popularity and demand for permanent jewelry creates a wonderful business opportunity. You don't have to be a jeweler to be a permanent jewelry artist. With the Orion mPulse and practice you can quickly learn to close even the smallest fine chain bracelet or anklet. All you need are the right tools.
Let's take a quick look at the numbers:
Most permanent jewelry artists are investing about USD $4,000 for all the tools and supplies they need to get started. You may invest a bit more, or bit less depending upon the type of chain you sell. To breakeven, sell 100 anklets or bracelets at USD $40.
How quickly can you sell 100 bracelets or anklets?
At fairs or home parties, some permanent jewelry artists are selling 10 chains in two to three hours. Given that rate, you'll break even after only 10 events! Of course, these numbers will change due to a number of different possibilities; but it does give you an idea of how quickly you can recoup your investment.
How do you sell permanent jewelry?
Fair, farmers markets, and home parties seem to have the biggest return. Or add permanent jewelry to your existing jewelry studio, beauty shop, boutique, tattoo or piercing studio.
Permanent Jewelry in 6 Easy Steps
ONE: Measure Out the Chain
After your customer has chosen their preferred chain, wrap the chain around the wrist or ankle and determine a fit that is not too tight nor too loose. Mark the link on the chain you will cut.
TWO: Cut the Chain
Using the cutting pliers that come with the Sunstone Permanent Jewelry Kit, cut one side of the link in half. Do NOT cut the whole link in half. Make sure the cut link does not fall off the chain.
THREE: Prep the Link for Welding
Using the two chain pliers that come with your kit, bend the two ends of the cut link away from each other to create a gap wide enough to slide the uncut link (on the opposite side of the chain) through the cut link. Then bend the ends of the cut link back together. This step is much easier if you purchase the Orion mPulse with 5x microscopic optics.
FOUR: Keep Your Customers Safe
Place your customer's wrist or ankle under the automatic darkening lens, with the lens facing the customer. Instruct others in the room not to look directly at the chain when welding. Place the protective leather patch between the chain and your customer's skin to prevent a burn, which is unlikely but possible. Make sure your customer records the next step and posts to social media.
FIVE: Weld the Link Closed
On the Orion mPulse, select the power you'll need to weld the link closed. If you're unsure, start with a low amount of power, like 3 joules. Using the chain pliers that come with your kit, apply pressure to both ends of the cut link to bring them together. While maintaining pressure on both ends with the pliers, touch the joint to the electrode. The Orion mPulse will create a weld. Check the weld for position and strength.
SIX: Polish the Chain
Take the fiberglass brush that comes with your kit and polish the weld. Some types of metal will leave more soot than others.
Return Goods Policy
Seller’s products may be returned to Seller for credit within thirty (30) days of the shipment subject to the following conditions.
Sunstone offers a 30-day return policy on all products. Before sending a product back please contact Sunstone to receive an RMA number. The RMA number should appear clearly on the outside of the package. Customers are refunded via check. Please note that a 10% restocking fee will apply to all returns. A 30% restocking fee will apply to all 3rd party products (laser welders, laser engravers, PW - AC Welders, and AVIO products). Additionally, all 3rd party products must be insured when sent back to Sunstone at the buyer’s expense. In some cases, a merchant fee may apply. Equipment damaged by improper use or insufficient shipping precautions will be charged additional fees.
*DADO Laser Welder – No cash refunds available for the dado laser welder. However, The Dado Laser Welder may be returned within 30 days for credit towards another Orion or Sunstone product.
*Argon tanks have a $35 restocking fee, the tank must be emptied and left open with the protective cap put in place. All hazardous material and compressed gas stickers need to be removed from the packaging as the empty cylinder is not hazardous and doesn't contain compressed gas.
*Refunds will not be issued for services that have already been rendered such as shipping, calibration, or trainings.