Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Next Generation Second Life Jewellery - Sparkly, Shiny !

A new phase for Second Life jewellery has arrived.
Linden Lab's new mesh material system is about to totally transform the Second life jewellery industry. No more dull and flat texture-only jewels that don't flash, gleam and react to the light.

Texture based jewellery, even the best baked textured jewellery can not compete with jewellery created with the new material system. There's a world of difference.

The new material system is now one of the best reasons to use the most recent official LL viewer. Materials make such a difference to jewellery it's really quite dramatic. I think with some practise it will be possible to create amazingly realistic 3D virtual jewellery with antique surfaces and hammered and oxidised metals that truly react to the light. It's so exciting. It's as if jewellery has almost come alive. Metals can now shine and jewels can play with the light.

Ok that's was my best attempt at super advertising blurb for the new materials system and the new sparkly jewellery that's possible.

I've had several customers IM me wondering if metals and jewels do actually react to the light, because they can't see the effect on my new jewellery. Some are using Firestorm which does not support materials yet so if you are using Firestorm you will need to use the most recent LL viewer to enjoy the new materials and shiny sparkly jewellery effects. It's delightful and a fantastic leap in quality and great fun.

I have prepared a video to show that I'm not making it up, SL jewellery really can shine and respond to the light.

I must apologise for my terrible camera work , the size of the video ( I couldn't work out how to compress it and still make it look good ), the annoying cursor that I couldn't get rid of !  But I will learn to do it better next time :-)

I think I maybe just gone and done an SL first -  made the first proper Second life shiny jewels, not sure if anyone else has done this yet, if so I've shown you mine, would love to see yours !

Here is the video.


video



All the jewellery in the above video is currently only available inworld from the July rounds of Collabor88  and Fameshed events. I've included the LMs below.


Currently Only Available From Collabor88 

Positano Night Jewel Necklace Set

Disco Lover Sparkly Cross Necklace

Disco Lover Sparkly Cross Earrings and Ring


St Tropez Hammered Disk Earrings


Currently Only Available From Fameshed

San Remo Hammered Metal Bangles

Monday, 18 February 2013

KHALEESI'S TEMPTATION NECKLACE, EARRINGS AND BRACELETS


Khaleesi's Temptation Necklace
This Pack includes :
Khaleesi's Temtation Necklace - Long
Khaleesi's Temtation Necklace - Medium
Khaleesi's Temtation Necklace - Short
A choice of 12 jewel colour combinations plus gold and silver options via the texture changer.

Khaleesi's Temptation Necklace


Khaleesi's Temptation Earrings and Bracelets
This Pack includes :
Bracelet - Large - Left and Right
Bracelet - Small - Left and Right
8 Single Bracelets - MIX and MATCH - create your own combinations
A choice of 12 jewel colour combinations via the texture changer.

Khaleesi's Temptation Earrings and Bracelets





MOON VINE LOVER'S HEART


This Pack includes :
Moon Vine Lover's Heart - Long
Moon Vine Lover's Heart - Short
Moon Vine Lover's Heart - Pearl
Gold and Silver versions

Moon Vine Lover's Heart



SILVER LOVE TAGS


This Pack includes :
Short Chain with silver love tags
Long Chain with silver love tags

Silver Love Tags

ARIAL LOST ANGEL NECKLACE AND EARRINGS SET

Released for and currently available at February Fameshed Event.
TP to Fameshed

The Sedona necklace, earring and bangles will be added to my marketplace listing and inworld shop when February Fameshed is over.

Click HERE to visit my Second Life Marketplace Shop
Click HERE to visit my inworld Second Life shop

Arial Lost Angel Necklace and Earrings Set
This Pack includes :
Arial Lost Angel Necklace
Matching Earrings
Gold and Silver versions

Arial Lost Angel Necklace And  Earings



SEDONA VALLEY GYPSY NECKLACE, EARRINGS AND BRACELETS


Released for and currently available at February Fameshed Event.
TP to Fameshed

The Sedona necklace, earring and bangles will be added to my marketplace listing and inworld shop when February Fameshed is over.


Sedona Valley Gypsy Necklace Set
This Pack includes :
Sedona Valley Gypsy Necklace - ALL ( full set grouped)
Sedona Valley Gypsy Necklace - Long 1
Sedona Valley Gypsy Necklace - Long 2
Sedona Valley Gypsy Necklace - Short
A choice of 6 bead colours via the texture changer

Sedona Valley Gypsy Necklace Set


Sedona Valley Gypsy Earrings and Bracelets
This pack includes :
2 Large ready made combinations -  1 Left, 1 Right 
2 Small ready made combinations - 1 Left, 1 Right
1 pair of small matching earrings
1 pair os large matching earrings

 Sedona Valley Gypsy Earrings and Bracelets

BAROQUE TEARDROP NECKLACE SET WITH TEXTURE CHANGER


This Pack includes :
Baroque Teardrop necklace - Long
Baroque Teardrop necklace - Short
Matching Earrings

A choice of 9 stone colours to choose from via the texture changer, plus gold and silver versions too. Please left click the necklace to access the menu

Baroque Teardrop Necklace Set




FILIGREE OVAL NECKLACE SET


This Pack includes :
Filigree Oval necklace - Combo All - Includes all 4 necklace strands
Filigree Oval necklace - Combo No Pendant - Includes 3 Single Strands
Filigree Oval necklace - Long with Pendant
Filigree Oval necklace - Long - Single strand - No Pendant
Filigree Oval necklace - Short - Includes 2 short strands

A choice of 6 Gem colours to choose from via the texture changer, plus gold and silver versions too

Filigree Oval Necklace Set

ANUKAA BEADS AND ETHIOPIAN CROSS


This Pack includes :
5 Ready to wear combos
5 single necklaces
Matching Earrings
A choice of 8 bead colours via the Texture changer

Anukaa Beads and Ethiopian Cross




GRANADA FILIGREE CROSS


This Pack includes :
Granada Filigree necklace - Long
Granada Filigree necklace - Short
Gold and Silver versions

Grenada Filigree Cross in Gold and Silver

ERZULIE'S LOVE CHARM NECKLACE IN GOLD AND SILVER


This Pack includes :
Erzulie's Love Charm necklace set with gold and silver settings

Erzulie's Love Charm



SACRED TIBETAN OM AMULET


This Pack includes :
Sacred Tibetan OM Amulet - Long
Sacred Tibetan OM Amulet - Short

6 Different stone/metal colours
Silver
Brass
Green Jade
Red Jade
Ivory
Turquoise
Sacred Tibetan Om Amulet

DAMASC BANGLES IN GOLD AND SILVER


Packs includes :
7 single bangle designs -  Left and Right options for each bangle
2 Large ready made combinations -  1 Left and 1 Right
2 Small ready made combinations - 1 Left and 1 Right

MIX and MATCH - create your own combinations

Silver Damasc Bangles

 Gold Damasc Bangles



SINGAPORE SWING EARRINGS AND GOLD AND SILVER RIO HOOPS

Pretty, Lattice Design Singapore Swing Earrings
This Pack includes :
Singapore Swing Earrings - Single Drop
Singapore Swing Earrings - Triple Drop
6 Different colours to choose from

Singapore Swing Earrings



Elegant Rio Hoops earrings in gold and silver
This Pack includes :
Rio Hoops Earrings - Gold
Rio Hoops Earrings - Silver
A resizer menu is included for fitting. 

Rio Hoops


GIANT FLOWER RINGS IN GOLD AND SILVER


Shanghai Daisy Flower Ring
This Pack includes :
Shanghai Daisy Flower - Left and right hand versions
A choice of 5 metallic colours




Tiger Lily Flower Ring
This Pack includes :
Tiger Lily Flower Ring - Left and right hand versions
Gold and Silver rings included



BEAUTIFUL ANANYA TEARDROP NECKLACE AND HEADDRESS


This necklace set was inspired by the lovely Ananya Mai who was a contestant in this year's Miss Virtual World 2013. You can see pictures of Ananya wearing the necklace below


This Pack includes :
Ananya Headdress
Ananya Choker
Ananya Earrings

White, red and black pearl version are included with gold setting

All parts are modify /copy and the headdress is a linked group with separate left and right sides to make fitting easier when wearing with different hairstyles



MAXI GOSSAMER SECOND LIFE CUSTOM ENGRAVING

Couple's Love Tags - CUSTOM ENGRAVING



This Pack Includes :
Female Love Tag - Short
Female Love Tag - Long
Male Love Tag - Short
Male Love Tag - Long
Custom Engraving Order details Notecard

Friday, 15 February 2013

MAXI GOSSAMER SECOND JEWELLERY LIFE RAFFLE - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

So, I put all the name in to a box, gave it a good shake and swirl around and here are the winners.



1st PRIZE - Real Life Sterling Silver Forget-Me-Not Flower Heart Pendant
WINNER - Kaelyn Alecto

2nd PRIZE - L$2000 Gossamer Jewellery gift Card
WINNER - Margot Mynx

3rd PRIZE - L$1000 Gossamer Jewellery gift Card
WINNER - Finesse Firelyte

Congratulations to all the winners, I'll be contacting you shortly.


A big thank you to everyone who took part in this Second Life / RL crossover raffle it was a fun thing to do and I hope to have another raffle soon.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

3D PRINTING VIRTUAL SECONDLIFE JEWELLERY - FINISHING TOUCHES

I finally got around to oxidising some of the silver jewellery I recently had 3D printed from Shapeways. Initially I was quite concerned about oxidising, I didn't want to damage the silver.

I oxidised the jewellery by putting a few drop of Liver Sulphur in warm water and letting the jewellery soak for about half an hour. It did look pretty scary when I took it out - It was all black and I thought I'll never get it looking all shiny and silvery again. But after 20 mins of rubbing will a silver cloth and some elbow grease the little flower heart was transformed. It now looks like an antique, vintage piece, remarkable effect. I'm going to oxidise all silver 3D printed jewellery from now on, it really does make it look finished and more real, somehow.

Below you can see the before and after pictures of the sterling silver Forget-Me-Not Flower Heart which is the 1st prize in my Second Life Valentine's day raffle. Buy the Second Life version of the Forget-Me-Not Heart for 299L$ from my inworld Shop at Ooot Ooot and win the $130 silver version.  

Also shown below are before and after oxidisation photos of some silver rings and my first 3D print ever, The Marrakech Heart. The oxidisation process really brings out the details of the designs. I'm very happy with the results.

Click HERE to visit my Shapeways Shop where you can buy real world versions of my jewellery

Oxidisation of 3D Printed Jewellery - Before and After 





Saturday, 9 February 2013

SECONDLIFE VALENTINE'S FORGET-ME-NOT FLOWER HEART 3D PRINTED

I have just received my second 3D print run of virtual Second Life mesh Jewellery from Shapeways and I am so pleased with this batch, especially the flower heart. I was a little concerned that I'd put too much detail in the design for the 3D printing process but Shapeways did an absolutely brilliant job of polishing and finishing the piece.

I am totally addicted to this technology and to printing out my Second Life virtual jewellery in Sterling Silver for my RL Shapeways shop ! WOW how amazing is that, I still haven't got used to this concept and technology, it really is totally stunning. It's a kind of magic.

Next phase will be oxidising the silver pieces to bring out the design and detail. I'll post photos soon.

Thinking long term, I may spin off a proper .com web site for selling virtual mesh jewellery in RL.


WIN $130USD STERLING SILVER FLOWER HEART
I'm doing a Second Life raffle for Valentine's day. Everyone who buys the Second Life versions of the Valentine's Forget-Me-Not Flower Heart will be entered in to the raffle and have the chance of winning the 99 EURO / $130USD Sterling Silver real life versions of the pendant. Also there will be gift cards for runners up second and third prizes.

*PLEASE NOTE
The Flower Heart will only be available from my inworld shop at Ooot Ooot.

This is a luxury little item, thick generous silver casting with a weighty feel.

Valentine's Forget-Me-Not Flower Heart Now Available in RL

Second Print Run From Shapeways Arrives

Second Life Version Of The Forget-Me-Not Flower Heart 

Click HERE to visit my inworld Second Life shop on Ooot Ooot sim
Click HERE to visit my Shapeways Shop where you can buy real world versions of my jewellery