The Zapp 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
At $999 USD, the Zapp™ permanent jewelry welder provides a low-cost solution to start your permanent jewelry business!
The Zapp is a beginner’s permanent jewelry welder with a price and feature set every novice and aspiring permanent jewelry artist will appreciate. At just $999, the Zapp permanent jewelry welder provides a low-cost, quality solution to starting a permanent jewelry business.
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. As a result, you can count on the Zapp to provide years of safe, reliable service. You'll never unintentionally shock you or your customers with an unsafe welder or one not intended to be used for permanent jewelry. You'll never have to modify a stylus to avoid an unwanted electrical buzz or jolt. The Zapp is true permanent jewelry welder.
US-based Customer Service and 3-Year Warranty
If you ever need assistance, the Zapp is supported by Sunstone's US-based customer service team and sold with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty. Just call or text for prompt, knowledgeable assistance. 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
As a starter welder, the Zapp helps you gain a toehold in permanent jewelry and build your business. When the time is right you’ll want to trade your Zapp for an Orion permanent jewelry welder, such as the Orion PJ, that offers more power, more energy control, more precision, more safety features, and more customization—a professional welder used by more PJ artists than any other welder.
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, Visit our Training Page to learn more.
Zapp™ vs Orion PJ™ and Orion mPulse™
Orion is professional line of permanent jewelry welders manufactured by Sunstone. The Zapp is a budget welder lacking the fine energy controls you'll find on the Orion PJ and the energy range of the Orion mPulse. The Zapp was designed as a beginner's welder with a price that makes starting your own permanent jewelry business easier. As your business grows you'll need more energy control, more power, and safety features, all of which you'll find in the Orion line of permanent jewelry welders.
Do You Need Training?
Sunstone's training team is ready to help you master the Orion 100c for any particular application, like permanent jewelry, 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.