(Notice: use your own Candle and flash paper. The second video is of the original version not the gold plated version which is for sale on this page. )
George Robinson continues to surprise me. When I received my first original CW version of Creation back in 2002 I thought it was an amazing effect and a collector’s dream: very clever mechanism, small, no reset, and absolutely stunning impact on the audience. This new version is all of that and more. George has gone to the trouble to plate the cage in 24K gold so now none of the solder marks can be seen and the cage now really looks stunning.
I have found over the last couple of years that I have re-bought a number of effects and in many cases have been happier with the newer version. When it comes to Collector’s Workshop, every single piece that George has rebuilt has been better than the original.
With Creation! the two biggest changes are the gold-plating which looks stunning years later and the chain. In the original version the chain was quite fragile and it would break fairly often. So the chain was changed to a stronger type with a clasp to connect it to the cage. This meant that although it is more durable and looks better, it does need to be unclasped before you can release the ring at the end.
This jewel of the whole CW line is more incredible than ever. If you ever want to see the look of utter disbelief on a spectator this is certainly one way to achieve it.
I bought this from George 10 years ago and I just took it out to video and photograph it and it looks amazing 🙂
Effect: Creation (A Collectors’ Workshop Original) is one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ inventions developed by Rich Bloch and Nick Ruggiero. The thinking behind this fabulous and beautiful effect is inspired to say the least.
We are very proud to continue the tradition established by these two wildly inventive people, but adding our finishing touches to this wonderful now classic effect. Please note that we have improved the chain connections, which now avoids the problems of the chain breaking as in the original. This one improvement will extend the life of this effect exponentially. The 24K gold plating also keeps the finish bright and clean for many years.
The performer displays a beautiful brass cage, which he calls a Tibetan Prayer Lantern. He then asks for the loan of a ring. The ring is placed inside a small wooden box, which is retained by the spectator.
A ‘prayer sheet’ is now pushed onto the chain that supports the lantern, which just covers the top of the lantern. The performer asks for the loan of the box, which contains the ring; he recites a silent incantation as he carefully shakes the box. Suddenly the rattle sound emanating from the box stops. The box is returned to the spectator who is asked to open the box, which is now found to be empty.
The spectator is asked to touch the prayer paper to the flame of a candle, which causes the paper to burst into flames. Instantly and visibly, the vanished, borrowed ring appears sealed INSIDE the brass lantern.
It is impossible to remove the ring from inside the lantern unless the lower chain is removed and the cage sections unscrewed. A truly IMPOSSIBLE transposition.
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