The final product is very pretty. I have made pieces for myself in the past from hobby type stores. I didn't need to watch the video as to how to complete these. It was pretty simple and required a few tools which I had already. Overall they're nice, however the gold did come off of a few of the prongs while putting together. I wore them once for a few hours, and my ears were not bothered. I have a nickel allergy and would have noticed within minutes if they would pose an issue. I do fear that after they've been worn more than 4 or 5 times the coating will come off the earwires. But that would be an easy swap and a trip to a hobby store or online at etsy.