- a great starting point for beginners Review by Doc
This is a great instructional DVD. I now know why I have been creating silver scrap!
(Posted on 2/11/14)
- Very usefull Review by Carole
I'm completely self-taught into metalsmith and I learnt so much with this video. Lexi is a great teacher who explain very well how to do solder.
Attention pour les français : elle parle beaucoup et cette vidéo nécessite une bonne compréhension de l'anglais pour tirer le meilleur parti des images.
(Posted on 12/23/13)
- Best Soldering Resource ! Review by Silvermaven
I am beginning to think ANY resource that has Lexi Erickson's name on it is of excellent quality! I have watched her two soldering CDs more than times than I like to admit and each time I see or hear a helpful tip that I missed. My soldering skills have greatly improved and to this I credit Lexi's advise which is to solder everyday!
(Posted on 11/22/13)
- Soldering everything in sight within a few hours Review by Nan
I read and kept Lexi's series published in Lapidary Journal (?) and learned so much from them that having the ability to watch and learn was a no brainer for me. If you are afraid, intimidated by the idea of soldering I promise you will not be after the DVD series. I learned he worst I could do was melt my silver bezel wire into a puddle.. And I did it once. I can only tell you that the first stack ring I made.. Using 8g sterling silver half round wire...after tumbling no one could find the seam except for me and I had to REALLY look. Lexi is also extremely gracious and has answered any and all questions. Thank you Lexi for a great series of articles and the DVD series..without it I think my torch would still be on the table!
(Posted on 9/24/13)
- The best, best teacher!!! Review by Nancy
Just a few words....Love her technique, love how she teach! She is really awesome!
(Posted on 9/17/13)
- NOT for beginners Review by George
Lexi was more impressed with her image an on her skills rather than teaching a beginner on how to do it and talked so fast when she was telling you what to get that you did not have time to write it down and went over the tools as if you knew what they were and already had the skills. NOT worth the money to buy unless you are a skilled Jeweler
(Posted on 5/26/13)
- Metalsmith Essentials: How to Solder Jewelry Review by NULL NULL
Wow ... I just thought I knew how to solder...Anyone who wants to work with metals and solder this dvd and vol.2 dvd is a MUST. I have learned so many tricks of the trade... there is so much information and Lexi is a gifted teacher who makes learning fun and exciting ... I can not wait to get to my workshop and let my torch know that I am the boss and I am not afraid to use it any more. I look at my metalsmithing with a new attitude of "I can do this and I can have fun doing it" Thanks Lexi for sharing your knowledge..This is some exciting information...A 12 star!!!
(Posted on 3/8/12)
- Soldering mysteries explained Review by Cynthia Walker
I was blown away by Lexi Erickson's soldering DVDs Vol. 1 and 2. I learned so much. I thought I had soldering down until I viewed Lexi's DVDs (at least 3 times now). She made soldering so much easier for me and cleared up its mysteries. Lexi is an awesome teacher. I have learned so much from her through these DVDs which are a must have. I will review these techniques many times as I work my way through difficult soldering projects.
(Posted on 2/8/12)
- Highly recommended Review by carlos parra
I am in the beginning of jewelry classes and this DVD has been invaluable. On this DVD you can find the basis for a great soldering technique, but also tips and references to find the tools and materials needed, which would save you some time and money. After watching this DVD I have adjusted my tools and way to solder and I can see the difference.
(Posted on 11/28/11)
- Best ever Review by Kelli Shinabarger
I think this has got to be the best instructional video I have ever purchased. I learned so much. Helen, please come out with another soldering video with more difficult soldering techniques. I need help on set up for more difficult and complicated joins. You are a wonderful teacher. Thanks So Much! Kelli
(Posted on 10/7/11)
- Excellent Instruction Review by Kathleen Krucoff
Lexi is a terrific instructor and to have her expertise on DVD is great! This is something I can refer back to as a reference and I love all the tips she shares. Very pleased with this purchase and I would recommend this for any jeweler's library.
(Posted on 5/2/11)
- Wanna learn to solder? Review by Kathi Cockrill
This is the best instructional video on how to solder that I have come across to date. The instructions and explanations are concise, the instructor is pleasant (and fun) to listen to, and the video production is outstanding. I also appreciated her commentary and recommendations on what tools to use and are available, and how to save money using tools not (necessarily) specific to jewelry making. I own several books that explain how to solder but I must say, watching a video is so much more satisfying and I recommend it to anyone who is serious about learning. I love her technique!
(Posted on 4/29/11)