Posts Tagged ‘ring

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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22
Jul
09

~flirt~ Wedding Ring Collection

Stunning high quality rings are something every bride and groom demands in real life, so why not in Second Life?  ~flirt~ fine prim jewellery is able to offer unique engagement and wedding rings of a quality hard to find elsewhere on the grid and customised to your individual taste without a “custom build” price tag.

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::Overview::

* Combine any ~flirt~ engagement ring with any* ~flirt~ wedding band to include a hide/reveal script allowing the band to only show at the time of your choosing.
* Your choice of gem(s) and/or metal(s) (maximum of 12 of each texture can be included).

* Add engraving and/or custom message on click.
* Certain modifications to the ring design may be possible upon agreement
* Automated delivery of engagement ring on proposal acceptance  available.with your choice of ring box
* Wide choice of ring boxes available, including animated “proposal” ring boxes (on arrangement).
* Premium fitting service to the individual avatar shapes
* Personalised customer service by the ~flirt~ owner and designer herself
* Advice on wedding jewellery with an option for additional customisation (extra)
* Customised service without a customised price tag

::The Ring Of Your Dreams::

The ~flirt~ Wedding Package allows you to choose from the whole range of ~flirt~ engagement rings and ~flirt~ wedding bands* and combine those of your choice so both rings may be worn on the ring finger using a single attachment. Additionally, the ~flirt~ multiscript allows for the wedding band part of the combination to be hidden until the time of your choosing, such as at your Wedding Ceremony, then revealed with a simple click.

Additionally, your rings may be modified according to your tastes from a wide range of gemstones and precious metals, including up to twelve of each with texture-change scripting. In Second Life the world is our oyster, so why not match your wedding ring to your favourite  outfit during the day, then change  theme for your night out!  Further customisation with engraving and/or custom message on click, and minor structural changes are possible. Please discuss your requirements with Skinkie.

*Please note, due to limits on the number of prims which may be linked, with certain ring combinations some minor modification of design may be required . These will not affect the aesthetic of the rings unduly and full payment will not be taken prior to your approval of the finished piece.

::Perfect Fit Guaranteed:::

Whilst all ~flirt~ jewellery comes fitted with a “re-size on touch” option, the ~flirt~ Wedding Service offers inclusive and individual fitting of your jewellery to your specific body shape (shape must be transferable). If your shape is “no transfer” rings will be made to the hand size you request.Rigby_Wedding_Package_Poster_1024

::Presentation Is Everything::

Every groom imagines how he will propose to his love, planning it in detail, wishing everything to be perfect. Now ~flirt~ can help make your dreams come true with our automated ring delivery system.

Beautifully packaged in the ring box of your choice, when the right moment comes simply wearing the box will animate your avatar to propose, then listen for your future bride’s response.  Once she accepts your ring will be immediately delivered directly to her – no need to fumble in your inventory at that precious moment when your eyes just wish to be on her.

Should you wish to simply have the ring delivered, it will be presented in a box of your choice with any message you wish to add, and delivered at a time of your choosing.

For total peace of mind, should anything go wrong, during delivery or subsequently, as the ring has “copy, no transfer” permissions we will replace it  without question. Please note, ~flirt~ is unable to provide any jewellery with transfer permissions except in very exceptional circumstances.

::Personalised Customer Service::

All ~flirt~ Wedding Package customers receive the highest standard of customer service from the ~flirt~ team, with direct access to our Customer Service Representatives as well as ~flirt~ Owner/Designer, Skinkie Winkler, in-world and via email.  This service doesn’t end on delivery of your rings. You will be automatically sent any updates if/when we make updates to the ~flirt~ scripts, and we will always be on hand should anything unexpected go wrong at any time in the future.

Subscribers to this service will also receive preferential rates for customisation of their wedding jewellery, ensuring the bride and groom look perfect for their special day.

::Superior Low ARC Technology::

With ~flirt~’s reputation for breathtaking unique designs and high quality build technique you can be assured that your high-prim jewellery won’t lag you down. Avatar Rendering Cost of each piece is kept to an absolute minimum (well under 100 for many designs) whilst maintaining aesthetic beauty. No bling scripts are used in ~flirt~ jewellery. Instead, the 100% prim jewels have their own natural twinkle.

::Price Inclusive Of All Rings::

With prices starting at L$2500 your package includes:

* Initial meeting with ~flirt~ designer and owner, Skinkie Winkler to discuss options and any specific requirements.
* Cost of bride’s engagement ring and both wedding bands
* Modification of all rings to your specifications  (structural modification may incur additional fee dependant on complexity)
*  All scripts and scripting
* Personal fitting to your body shape(s).
* Delivery of rings in a presentation gift box of your choice.
*  Automated delivery may incur a small additional charge.
* Personal customer service and aftercare.

::I’m Interested.  What now?::

Please contact Skinkie Winkler to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements.

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

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

16
Apr
09

~flirt~ Bloom Series

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The first set of jewellery I ever bought in Second Life was a pretty colour-change flower set from Coconut Ice which I wore constantly.  Simple and understated, I could match (or clash) the colours to everything in my wardrobe.  The scripting however, was clunky, laggy and text-based, and my love of deleting product notecards meant I quickly forgot the channel number and colour names needed to make it work.  I suspect that this set, in part at least, was what inspired the ~flirt~ Bloom Series, although the flowers themselves evolved from one of my now regular prim-torturing sessions where I just play with tiny prims and see what happens.

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Pearl

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Pearl

Each piece of jewellery, in fact, every single of the non-changeable prims in the enitire series, is hand-painted with homemade textures – literally hundreds of hours of painstaking work – to provide five semi-precious stone varieties: Black Onyx, Jasper, Pearl, Turquoise and Yellow Jasper.  A further set, in beautiful pink Rhodochrosite, is now exclusively available in aid of RFL2009.

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Rhodochrosite::Relay For Life 2009

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Rhodochrosite:Relay For Life 2009

The metal and crystal parts of Bloom are texture change, twelve metal and twelve crystals combining to provide over 140 possible varieties! Seriously, try to find me an outfit you CAN’T match these to!  As with all ~flirt~ jewellery each piece is fitted with a “click to resize” function, and multiple attachment point versions are provided.

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Black Onyx

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Black Onyx

The ~flirt~ Bloom Series isn’t “cheap”.  It is however incredible value for money, and with ~flirt~’s high build quality and attention to detail it’s an investment every fashionista needs to make.

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Turquoise

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Turquoise

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Jasper

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Jasper

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Yellow Jasper

~flirt~ Bloom Set in Yellow Jasper

So, how does YOUR garden grow?

See ~flirt~ flickr stream for images of individual pieces.
Full range and demo’s available from ~flirt~ fine jewellery mainstore

07
Dec
08

Esprit de Neige jewellery line released

The Esprit de Neige (Spirit of Snow) jewellery was created by Skinkie Winkler for the Peace on Earth hunt in December 2008. The special hunt gift is available until December 31 in the ~flirt~ mainstore:

Esprit De Neige comprises many tiny snowflakes formed from the inner core of twisted and tortured prims. Within the entire set there are no two snowflakes the same, each one is unque, individual, beautiful in it’s own right, moreso when joined with others in structured symbiosis. Nature reflecting human nature? Human nature reflecting nature?

Today, the full range of Esprit de Neige is released, adding a bracelet, a choker, earrings and a ring. All are build with hundreds of regular, tiny tortured prims. The items are available with or without subtle glow effects and look different at any given time depending on the athmospheric settings in your viewer.

~flirt~ Esprit die Neige set
~flirt~ Esprit de Neige Bracelet
~flirt~ Esprit de Neige choker
~flirt~ Esprit de Neige earrings
~flirt~ Esprit de Neige ring

~flirt~ jewellery and Avatar Rendering Cost

Each piece of ~flirt~ jewellery is hand built and 100% prim-based. Care has been taken to assure the lowest possible Avatar Rendering Cost (contribution to sim lag) possible. Where required, your jewellery is fitted with a resize script. Simply click on the root prim, usually the largest central gem, to open a dialogue box and follow the instructions. A full instructions notecard is included should you need it. You are strongly advised to use a pose stand when repositioning your jewellery, one is provided. Should you run into difficulty, and if your shape is transferable, I will be more than happy to fit your jewellery for you. This service is only available for transferable items.

Customisations

We offer customisation services for all items. This can be changes to metals and stones and – where applicable – engravings. An additional cost of 500 L$ per customisation applies.

Pricing and availability

Available in the ~flirt~ mainstore and at our booth at the “Winter Fairytale” expo at Vanity Universe.

~flirt~ Esprit De Neige:Choker[MResize]BOXED Choker 700 L$
~flirt~ Esprit De Neige:DropEarringsBOXED Earrings 350 L$
~flirt~ Esprit De Neige:Bracelet[MResize]BOXED Bracelet 450 L$
~flirt~ EspritDeNeige:Ring[MResize]BOXED Ring 400 L$
~flirt~ Esprit De Neige: Full Set 1,500 L$ (save 400 L$ compared to individual items)

29
Nov
08

Let your Beauty Bloom

December, the Northern hemisphere has cold and dark nights. Snow, sleet, rain. Scarves and coats. And yet summer was just around the corner. Memories of warm nights, meetings with friends, taking a Latte Macchiato on the plaza. Take back that summer spirit with the Bloom rings by ~flirt~:

  • Twelve crystal textures
  • Six metal textures
  • Resize script
  • Multi texture change

Available in the ~flirt~ mainstore, Journey (next to the TULI mainstore) and Thistledown.

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Bloom comes in five stone colours, denoting the central petals – Red Jasper, Yellow Jasper, Turquoise, Black Onyx and Pearl. Although these stones cannot be changed, the outer petal crystal and the metal comes with a variety of texture options which can be selected by simply clicking on your jewellery.

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~flirt~ Bloom Ring Black Onyx

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~flirt~ Bloom Ring Pearl

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~flirt~ Bloom Ring Red Jasper

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~flirt~ Bloom Ring Turquoise

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~flirt~ Bloom Ring Yellow Jasper




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