- An authoritative DVD on Micro Shell Forming Review by AL
I was intrigued by the title of “shell Forming.” I was not disappointed with this DVD! Andrea shares her wealth of knowledge with you in logical steps that make any artist feel like they can create these same designs. I was able to really see how to create synclastic and anti clastic forms, and layer them together to create truly beautiful jewelry designs. Thank you Andrea; I can’t wait to bring these techniques to my studio!
(Posted on 7/10/14)
- Fabulous! Review by Carol
This DVD left me wanting more...You knew from the very beginning that you were being taught by someone extremely knowledgeable on this subject. You can feel it when someone is passionate about the work. I was happy about the information on all of the hammers and while I might not be able to get them all at once a spiculum and a closing will get you started. Of course who doesn't want ALL the toys!!
(Posted on 7/9/14)
- Thank you Donna Review by Lynsey
Thank you for such an informative review. Once more I have been saved from buying a video download, only to find out too late that the tools required would be far beyond my pocket. It would be so much more helpful if we were allowed to see what tools and supplies are required before buying what looks like a very interesting video in the preview, only to be so disappointed in the end.
I recently purchased a download for a beautiful bangle, and during the brief preview the tutor only said that it was fairly straightforward and that 'most people would already have the tools'. Not so - I needed a flex shaft and a multitude of polishing and finishing equipment that I don't have and can't afford. Although I do have a fair number of tools, I can't hope to own absolutely everything, and with jewellery making the list of 'must haves' would be endless if you let it be.
I was so disappointed, as the bangle was beautiful. On the plus side, my money was refunded without question, even though the product was a download.
(Posted on 6/4/14)
- Disappointing Review by jules
I'm so disappointed with this video. The HD download version is terrible quality. The sound is a good 10 sec. behind the visual so I have no idea what she's talking about when she's pointing out details. The video is pixelated throughout.
Also, this video feels a lot like an advertisement for her store and tools. She points out many times throughout the video that she developed the tools and sells them at her store, and 3x's that the bench pin is from Knew Concepts. I absolutely want to know what tools the instructor is using, but it should already be on the pdf (which also didn't download properly) and a mention at the beginning, but this was overboard and distracting.
(Posted on 6/1/14)
- It was an interesting video But! Review by Donna
I watch this whole video and found that she did not make a point to tell you which hammer she was using. She explained what hammers they carry but not which ones she actually uses and not consistently, so I had to watch the whole video to see if I could determine what the outlay for tools would be. I can't download the PFD file so I don't know what the supplies are as she showed all the hammers that her company makes. I am not against selling your product but please when we pay to learn a technique tell us exactly which tools we will ACTUALLY be using. She is very talented and her work is gorgeous but if she told us what hammer she was using and the size as much as she said the word Booshing (sp?) then this would have gotten 5 stars. Maybe the supplies should be in the description so you would know what tools will be use for this video. There is 14 hammers that I saw that she used. I went on her website and the cheapest hammer is $36 and that is for a closing hammer. The rest run about $55 and up to $70. From what I could deduce is that if I bought every hammer and mallet she mentioned and used it would cost me around $643.00 with the 3 blocks and no stakes. Those are just the ones I think she used because at the end she kept changing mallets and not telling which ones it was.
I love moving metal with hammers and she does a good job explaining what you are doing and why but there should be some discount or minimal set you could purchase so you can achieve these pieces.
There is no way I can afford $643. in hammers and mallets so I am deciding whether I am going to ask for a refund. I had this problem with this other fold forming DVD. They should make it small for beginners. Not everyone is rich. Maybe use 2 or 3 hammers and show everything you can do with them and then be able to by them at a discount because they have the video and then they can add on from there. Maybe use what is common and the most versatile. Sorry to sound like a Debbie downer but I was very sad to see that there is no way I can afford to make these pieces. She even jokes about if you can't afford the hammer to make your own like she did......Really!
(Posted on 6/1/14)