Since I can't afford to buy a laser welder myself yet, I'm looking
for a "to the trade" laser welding shop in Los Angeles where I can
have jump-rings, ear-hooks, etc. joined in a cost-effective
If you're mainly going to be doing jump rings & similar sized things
you may want to consider a Pulse Arc Welder. They work very well for
this & similar applications.
Even the largest pulse arc welders are much less than the lasers.
You can check out pulse arc welders at www.abiusa.net.
Usual disclaimers, just a satisfied customer.