Lady Bug, Lady Bug
If you don’t want to produce a ladybug, there’s a variation that’s explained on the DVD that shows how to appear to puncture your finger with the knife and produce a drop of blood. And at the end, the drop of blood disappears and your finger is completely healed without a mark. If you like, you can also cause the drop of blood to turn into tiny objects. Here, the DVD suggests a tiny heart.
The trick is not hard to perform but takes practice. The setup is probably as challenging at first as the trick itself. The knife is brilliantly gimmicked to perform the trick. It along with the secret are worth the effect’s relatively high price.
The angles on this effect are quite good-you can perform it in the midst of a crowd. The only downside is that the lady bug is tiny so the effect is only practical when performing for small groups, probably eight people or less who can crowd around you. Of course, because of the knife and blood, you’ll want to choose your audiences carefully.
No Harm, No Foul
I think that this effect that was developed by Paul Vigil, Paul Harris and Roy Kueppers is brilliant. It’s a shocker with a fresh magic premise, and the handling, props and DVD are first rate to help you accomplish and perform the effect.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $99
Dealers can purchase from Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.