Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jewelry Expo Deliciousness!

I would like to start off with a public declaration of my admiration and love for Miriel Enfield. She's almost single-handedly completely organized, mediated, built, set up, and wrangled together the entire first annual Second Life Jewelry Exposition. And after the incredible amount of planning that's gone into it, it looks like it might have a record low as far as lag goes.

On a more personal note, Miriel is incredibly patient, sweet with customers, understanding with friends, and very open handed with the sort of tips that can completely change the way that one builds or even thinks about jewelry. She's been incredibly generous with me, not just by donating a prim chain to me so I would actually make jewelry, but by helping inspire me to love it again.

Admittedly, doing last minute variation work for the expo almost made me hate it again, but seeing how beautifully things have come out makes everything worth it. And so, Miriel, you crazy multi-talented busy body... you are my SL Wonder Woman. Cheers to Miriel!

Without more ado, I'd like to introduce you to some new designs:

These loverly pendants are all hung on Miriel's beautiful chain, and I found fit the mood of them nicely. The chain is a bit larger than most delicate pieces, to give a sort of gritty, heavier feel. I've always had a love of big, heavy pendants and a little dinky chain just won't do.

These two have sculpted neck pieces, for maximum "prim economy" and a graceful, smooth line. All five of these designs are available in 5 metal choices:

I'm actually extremely happy with my gold and copper, which is funny because I never wear either (and wouldn't ever wear either) in real life. But the colors are beautiful enough to make even me a bit of a convert!

Now... I promised you redesigns. I promised you a makeover. I promised you a revamping of the designs that my most loyal customers adored and loved. Are you ready to see the result of their Extreme Prim Makeover?



You'll really need to touch that picture to zoom in and make it larger. The filigree is so fine as to almost look like a lace texture. The earrings are now more modest and sweet studs, and the design is now exactly how I originally imagined it. Same for a couple of other familiar faces that have been given a lift.

Gothica now has a beautiful pair of filigree earrings that are understated yet very eye-catching, and all of them have that smooth, seamless line of the "chain" to draw that much more attention to the detail in the pendants. Not to mention that absolutely enormous rock on your chest! Long live the chunky jewelry. Vive les Rocks!

These designs are only available in silver, for the sake of my sanity. I'm willing to do custom metal textures upon request, to change these designs to gold or copper. I think you'll find these stones familiar, with the limit of ten I culled it down to mine and a few other's favorites, and some essential colors.

To finish this collection off, I am offering something that I know everyone will love... a FREEBIE!! In the tradition of Lassitude and Ennui and Alienbear, I decided to create a signature necklace:

I happily embrace the mask and rose as my signature, I think it truly embodies everything that Illusions stands for, as well as being an elegant and versatile piece of jewelry. I hope you enjoy wearing it around as much as I do :)

All of these designs except Entranced are currently available at the Jewelry Expo. My stall is number 33, and if you take that SLurl it should drop you right smack dab in it. Entranced and the freebie necklace are both available as a teaser and a treat in the main store :)


Anonymous said...

Yay, Miriel! YAY, SIYU! XD

Miriel Enfield said...

Aww, thank you, Siyu. :)

Casandra Shilova said...

Hi Siyu, you probably don't remember me - I had suggestions for a display table/signage placement for your shop months ago.

The Expo just reinforced what an incredibly talented lady you are (the reworks are awesome). I will be spending far too many lindens with you for my own good over the next few months. I bought your winged set in copper (I don't own any in RL either) but it was so warm and perfect for autumn, I just had to. :D

Anonymous said...

I love your stuff, sooooooooooooo much, so much that your signature necklace has won Best Necklace and Best in Show for the freebie section of my new blog's review of the Jewelry Expo 2007. Also I sooooo want to buy the Rosylen necklace,but I ran out of money. :-( Expect statues for your wins!

Adia Clary
My Blog

Anonymous said...

Siyu, you create such fantastic things. I thank you for your skill and effort. It is truly amazing. I have purchased several things from you, hats, boots, mask, cowl and the one little thing that makes my tux jump out over all the other fancy dressers is your collection of boutonnieres. It's the perfect final touch to making a sharp dressed man.
Thank you so much for what you do here in SL.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to you and all your creations. Very nice indeed.

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