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18
Sep
09

2009 Jewelry Fair

Despite being unable to spell jewellery correctly, the team organising the 2009 Jewelry Fair have done an amazing job with the set-up and build for this year’s jewellery expo. Themed around the children’s novel “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the fair takes you on a walk past over 120 exhibitors hidden within a high-hedged maze with no chance of getting lost other than in the glorious bling on display.  This year the fair is supporting the charity Oxfam, many designers having set up exclusive items with 50% of proceeds going directly to this cause.

2009 Jewelry Fair

2009 Jewelry Fair

~flirt~ The Secret Garden Rings

I have designed a set of rings specifically for the Jewelry Fair, each one depicting a tiny “garden” of seasonal flora hidden within a beautiful solitaire diamond, set high on a latticed texture-change precious metal ring.

~flirt~ Secret Garden Ring: SPRING

~flirt~ Secret Garden Ring: SPRING

~flirt~ The Secret Garden Ring: SUMMER

~flirt~ The Secret Garden Ring: SUMMER

~flirt~ The Secret Garden Ring: AUTUMN

~flirt~ The Secret Garden Ring: AUTUMN

~flirt~ The Secret Garden Ring: WINTER

~flirt~ The Secret Garden Ring: WINTER

For the duration of the 2009 Jewelry fair all four rings are set to one third off the normal price, and additionally, 50% of the proceeds of all sales will go directly to Oxfam.

State-Of-The_Art Sculpted Gemstone Technology

The sculpted gemstones featured have been painstakingly developed by Skip Bernard of Sculptacular with extreme mathematical accuracy.  ” Created using the formulars of Marcel Tolkowsky (american standard cut ) and Prof. Eppler (german cut), these diamond sculpts are of extreme precision and realistic appearance”.

Skinkie has also had the opportunity to use Skip’s developmental ray-tracing internal reflection sculpts to add a further dimension to the gems, bringing back the twinkle that sculpted diamonds hereto have missed.  Using these, the highest quality sculpted gemstones available in Second Life today, together with Skinkie’s reknowned precision building and texturing skills, we believe we are offering probably the most realistic and beautiful diamond rings available on the grid.

Updated Scripting

Rings are all scripted with the newest version of the ~flirt~ Multiscript, with the familiar texture-change and resizing options, together with the ~flirt~ Easyfit System.  This version also includes new features:

  • Glow on/off
  • Delete all scripts

There are also some bug-fixes, including eliminating cross-talk between worn items of scripted jewellery.

~flirt~ Tigerlily Hair Barrett

Exclusive to the Jewelry Expo is this gift from ~flirt~. Scripted with the newest version of the ~flirt~ multiscript, over 140 texture combinations are possible, choosing between 12 precious metals and 12 crystals.  Versions pre-attached to the mouth and chin are provided, but should these not be suitable, the ~flirt~ Easyfit System will make re-positioning on a new attachment point a breeze.

~flirt~ Tigerlily Hair Barrett: 2009 Jewelry Fair Exclusive Gift

~flirt~ Tigerlily Hair Barrett: 2009 Jewelry Fair Exclusive Gift

The 2009 Jewelry Fair runs from today, Friday 18th September, thro until Sunday 27th September 2009.

Links & SLURLs

~flirt~ @ 2009 Jewelry Fair (JewelryFair1 sim, Summer)

~flirt~ mainstore

2009 Jewelry fair Blog

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01
Aug
09

*Something Blue* Wedding Expo!

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The 2009 *Something Blue…* Love & Marriage Expo July 31- August 8, 2009

This two week event will feature amazing entertainment from some of Second Life’s best Dj’s and Live Musicians… All the best of the best. Four Amazing Fashion shows will also grace the runway to show the wares of all of the exhibitors. Modeling those wares will be the most successful and beautiful models in all of Second Life, from some of the best modeling agencies. Known and respected Second Life businesses from all over the world will be participating to offer services from dating clubs, romantic nightclubs, bridal gowns, flowers, shoes, apparel, haute couture, hair, jewels, skins, day spas to reception venues, honeymoon services, officiates, wedding planners, photographers and everything in between.

And ~flirt~ fine jewelry will be there with our brand new Wedding Ring Collection!

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These rings are to die for and, no surprise to me, BEAUTIFUL!! Perhaps I’ll plan my wedding… or not. ::shrugs:: I could always just wear the gorgeous rings…

So pop on over to the Wedding Expo and treat yourself to something yummy. And of course, you can also stop by the beautiful new main store in Rigby..

Wedding Expo:~flirt~ @ Something Blue Wedding Expo

~flirt~ NEW Main Store:~flirt~ fine jewelry

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25
Jul
09

new store opens TODAY

NEW STORE

This is an opening that cannot be missed – All the fun kicks off at 12 noon SLT.

There will be fireworks, live performers, a live DJ, opening day gifts, prizes, store cards, and dancing.

For group members there is a special hang out area with the group lucky chair. We also have a lucky chair that all can win on.

If you have us in your profile picks – we have a special reward for you as well.

Do not miss out on the opening gift.

All these items will help make up a stunning set so it really is worth coming along and joining the fun.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rigby/128/205/24

Customer Service Representatives: Lorrie Jefferson, Beulah Mills.
Owner/Designer: Skinkie Winkler

21
Jul
09

HERE AT LAST ~ AND WELL WORTH THE WAIT!

It’s happening! And you don’t want to miss it! The new main store for ~flirt~ fine jewelry will open its’ doors at long last with a bang up party on Saturday, July 25th. The festivities will begin at 12 noon SLT and the entertainment will run until 4 pm SLT.

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What a powerful line up of entertainers! JimmyT49 Dukes will make you feel like dancing to those slow, sweet, sexy blues he plays so well at 12 noon, and then “Big Daddy Blues”, Tone Uriza, will take the stage at 1 pm SLT, and be ready to swoon to his magical tunes. At 2 pm SLT Crighton Johin will spin some awesome tunes we know you’ll all love! Bring your chim or take advantage of our Intan dance ball system. There will be fireworks, opening day gifts, prizes, storecards, and dancing. LOTS of fun!! Did I mention gifts? WoOoOoOoOoT!!!!!

On Friday, July 24th we’ll have a GROUP ONLY day, opening the doors to our loyal group members for a day of shopping AND SPECIAL TREATS. So group members, be sure to come by the store and enjoy some good old fashioned, group-only shopping and FUN! Sure hope everyone takes advantage of this…

And now for the stuff you REALLY want to hear. The new collections will be out by Friday, July 24th, and WOW! If you don’t love these, you surely don’t have a pulse! LOL!!! We have the Gradient Collection and the Full Circle Collection, and surprise! A Wedding Ring Collection! OMG ~ Skinkie surprised me with this. I mean, I knew she was working on some wedding rings, but I had no idea they would be so delicious. I showed you Full Circle in my last post. Skinkie surprised me with that one too. *laughs* I guess I should get used to that…

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Gradient Set in Rose Gold and Emeralds

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What I’m wearing:

Skin: – SOUL SKINS – Aphrodite
Shape: my own
Eyes: – moJo – Real Life Eyes
Hair: – Damselfly – Isydora
Nail Polish: – Alli&Ali Designs – Red Metallic
Jewelry: ~flirt~ Gradient Collection

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Entertainer Websites:

JimmyT49 Dukes: – Jimmy’s SL Performance Calendar
Tone Uriza: Tony & the Torpedos SL Performance Calendar
Crighton Johin: The Guest House

19
Jun
09

We are in the Retrology Fathers day hunt!

This hunt has me so excited I can’t wait to do it.

I love to hang out  and wander around this sim so a hunt just makes it even better and to top it off ~Flirt~ is part of it.

Make sure you have a look around the place and not just TP in and out – I know you will love the place.

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04
Jun
09

For Sheelagh:One-Of-A-Kind ~flirt~ Gradient Set for RFL

The Fashion Expo 2009 starts this coming Monday and runs for a week (8th thro’ 14th June) with many of Second Life’s most fabulous and talented designers taking part. The main focus of the fair is to raise money for Second Life Relay For Life, with all funds going to the American Cancer Research charity.  We’ve all been touched by the devastating effects of cancer, making this a cause close to many of our hearts.  For me on a personal level, a number of people close to me have either fought or succumbed to this devastating disease, including most recently my dear friend, Sheelagh.

Sheelagh was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly before Christmas and subsequent to a total mastectomy, has this week finished her last dose of chemotherapy.  But that’s not the end of the road for her – she still has radiotherapy to undergo and further follow-up tests.  As I’ve stood with her and tried my best to support her through this I have been humbled by her determination, honesty and …she won’t mind me saying this… sheer bloody-mindedness to fight this thing.  She happens to also be my 4 year old daughter’s nursery school teacher, and has carried on working throughout, gently and compassionately educating her young charges about some of the less pleasant realities of this world, teaching them acceptance of those different to themselves as she lost her hair, laughing with them as they decked her out in an assortment of hats and scarves, showing them through the moments she couldn’t hold back her feelings any longer that it’s ok to cry.

As a friend or relative of someone with cancer it’s all too easy to feel helpless, sometimes worthless. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We can be there to give hugs, to listen, to understand, but also through events like the Fashion Expo and SLRFL, to raise money and awareness, encourage those on their journey, celebrate with those who’ve battled and won, hold hands with those who’ve lost.  So, in playing my small part, I’m pleased to be able to offer this one-of-a-kind version of the ~flirt~ Gradient Set, designed specifically for the gorgeous Mandarin Surprise Dress by SySy Chapman, to be auctioned for SLRFL.  It is dedicated to Sheelagh as a symbol of courage and hope.

~flirt~ Gradient Set in Antique Gold with Mandarin Garnets

Mandarin Surprise Dress by SySy Chapman

~flirt~ Gradient Series:One-Of-A-Kind RFL Set in Antique Gold & Garnet

This special set of ~flirt~ jewellery has been made specifically to compliment the Mandarin Surprise Dress by SySy Designs, and will be auctioned with it, 100% of the proceeds going to Relay For Life in Second Life, 2009 which benefits American Cancer Research.

The set comprises 18 pieces of hand-crafted full prim jewellery made by Skinkie Winkler to the highest standard. Her most challenging creation to date, Skinkie started building The Gradient Series almost a year ago, spending countless hours torturing and twisting prims into place. However, dis-satisfied with initial results it stayed in the depths of her inventory until it was finally completed earlier this month.

The key piece of the series, the ~flirt~ Gradient Drop Necklace, consists of no fewer than 500 prims (over two attachment points – chest and spine) with 250 tortured tiny prim gemstones cascading across the neck base and upper chest. Made from beautiful Mandarin Garnets set in Antique Gold, this set is the perfect adornmet for SySy Designs’ Mandarin Surprise Dress.

Included in the auction are:

*~flirt~ Gradient Drop Necklace – two piece necklace
*~flirt~ Gradient Drop Earrings
*~flirt~ Gradient Necklace – with chest and spine attachment versions
*~flirt~ Gradient Earrings: Grande
*~flirt~ Gradient Earrings: Petite
*~flirt~ Gradient Wrist Cuffs – right and left included
*~flirt~ Gradient Bangles – right and left included
*~flirt~ Gradient Ring – right and left included
*~flirt~ Gradient Dress Rings – right and left included

All items (excluding earrings) are fitted with Resize on Touch and feature the new ~flirt~ Easyfit System. Simply touch your jewellery and choose “reveal” to use the Easyfit prim to perfectly align each piece to your unique avatar shape. When you are done, click again and choose “hide”. If a piece is not visible at all when you first wear it, press Ctrl+Alt+T (to highlight transparent prims) and look for the red highlighted Easyfit Prim to move the attachment out from the avatar mesh, then fit as normal. Press Ctrl+Alt+T again to toggle “show transparent” back off.

Whilst this gem/metal combination will never been available elsewhere, the full set can be purchased in a variety of colours from the Fashion Expo or the (soon to open) new ~flirt~ fine jewellery mainstore in Rigby.

Please show your support and bid as much as you are able for this and the many other auction items at the Fashion Expo 2009.

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~flirt~ Mainstore

Soon to Open NEW ~flirt~ Mainstore (building in progress)

SySy’s Mainstore

27
Apr
09

The Fairest Jewel: Poetry Competition Winners

My sincere apologies for the delay in bringing you the results of The Fairest Jewel Poetry Competition, held in association with The Poet’s Plunder. We have been overwhelmed by the high standard of the entries, making it very hard to choose between some of the best poems. However, the judges were in agreement about the winner, a short poem called “Shimmer” written by Shylah Oceanlane.

Shining,
shimmering,
glowing bright,
jewel, beauty or love,
each illuminates the night….

“Shimmer” by Shylah Oceanlane: First place winner

Congratulations  Shylah!  Your poem encompasses the premise of the competition, vividly describing the justaposition of the three elements, jewels, beauty and love.

Second and third place were harder to decide, with three poems tying in points.  However one stood slightly ahead, capturing the meaning behind the gift of jewellery perfectly.  Congratulations, Bliss Windlow, for your poem, “Promise”.

a jewel beyond
beauty
the “forever” gathered
and placed
in my ring.

“Promise” by Bliss Windlow: Second place winner

Third place therefore was a tie.

..on thine dainty finger
gleams a token of
mine deepest, truest
devotion.

“Devotion” by Mirasol Inglewood: Joint third place winner

Tumbled diamonds
spilled
across a silent sky
unspoken knowing
you and I ….

“Tumbled Diamonds” by Bliss Windlow: Joint third place winner

Congratulations to you all!  Winning poetry will be incorporated into artwork and displayed in the ~flirt~ mainstore over the coming months.

In view of the outstanding quality of the entries, the following poems all recieve an “Honourable Mention”.

My secret love is a beautiful jewel held forever in my heart.

“My Secret Love” by Latex Zemlja: Honourable Mention

Eyes were wide,
Tongue was tied;
Then a ring..
“Yes!” she cried.

“Proposal” by Mirasol Inglewood: Honourable Mention

Diamond Stars,Pearl Moon,Topaz Seas,
Your Love – Fairest jewel of these.

“Fairest Jewel of All” by Kate McLaglen: Honourable Mention

Shine.
Perfect and beautiful,
Like a flawless jewel.

“Shine” by Sehra Kauffman: Honourable Mention

It flows
from
your topaz eyes
to my heart ….
and ignites unspoken ….
magic …..

“Topaz Eyes” by  Bliss Windlow: Honourable Mention

An additional prize of a L$250 ~flirt~ storecard will go to each of these runners up.

Thank you to all who took the time to put virtual pen to paper and make the judging so incredibly hard. For more information about the poetry scene in Second Life please contact Klannex Northmead for an up-to-date schedule or grab one (for free) from XStreetSL.  The Poet’s Plunder Open Mic, hosted by Klannex, is every Saturday at 6am SLT at the Bookworm Cafe, Da Vinci Isle. Continue reading ‘The Fairest Jewel: Poetry Competition Winners’




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