- Great Video Review by Peggy
I was very impressed with Michael Boyd's video. I learned a lot and appreciated that he shared his knowledge with us. Highly recommend this video especially for beginners like me.
(Posted on 10/4/13)
- BRAVO! Review by Benjamin Pastrana
I know nothing about lapidary techniques but now I can say I learned a LOT about no only the steps but the safety considerations to take in every step and the different equipment available. Boyd is an excellent teacher and artist that will make you feel confident to try even if you are new to lapidary work. About the camera shots as someone mentioned here in another review, I thought the same but it is very hard to insert a camera in such a task were you have to keep watching what you are doing, many videos about jewellery have the same problem but in this case later in the video they took better camera close shots. Is one of the best, if not the best video I have seen!
We want to see volume 2, about creative SETTINGS WITH THE STONES!
(Posted on 8/30/13)
- Great info but poor camera shots Review by David
Being a novice at lapidary, the techniques covered in this video helped me to learn more about cutting, however the camera angles left a lot to be desired. Most times while Michael was actually cutting the stones, the closeup shots did not reveal the stone passing through the blades. Instead all you saw was a close up shot of the back of his hand. Disappointing for sure.
(Posted on 8/22/13)
- Wonderful and inspiring. Review by Jamie
I loved this download. It covered not just basic cab cutting, but showed me expanded uses of the equipment and more options such as different ways to make beads into cabochons. Well worth the money. I'm already hoping for the the next one. Would love to see more on how he layers and sets stones. Excellent!
(Posted on 7/23/13)
- This dvd surpassed all my expectations and gave me the knowledge to cut beautiful stones. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Review by Bronwyn
I have admired Michael Boyd's work for a few years now but because I live in Australia I could not attend any of his classes. This dvd surpassed all my expectations and filled in all the gaps of knowledge that I needed to cut beautiful stones. I highly recommend this dvd. I would love to see Michael produce a further dvd on his metal into stone technique.
(Posted on 7/18/13)