Posts Tagged ‘Skinkie Winkler

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)

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07
Sep
09

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

My excitement grows each day as I await the concert I’ll be attending in Second Life. The perfect gown has been found, purchased and awaits me in my closet. The decision of what jewelry to wear is of no concern or worry to me. My jewelry box is filled with ~flirt~ fine jewelry.    ::smiles::    With the very sexy, long black gown, I’ve chosen to wear one of my favorite collections from ~flirt~. The Tiffany set in Ruby will make me the femme fatale of the evening. I smile at the thought of the tiny diamonds surrounding the most perfect rubies, twinkling as I move around the dance floor.

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Tiffany in Ruby
Tiffany Double Strand Necklace & Drop Earrings in Ruby

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The Tiffany jewelry range was inspired, unsurprisingly, by the designs of the jewelers Tiffany & Co. of London. As with every design, the finished product is rarely identical to the inspiration, the process of building, the qualities of the prims and the limitations and lack of limits of Second Life each adding to it’s uniqueness.

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The Tiffany Collection, as well as all ~flirt~ jewelry, is fitted with a resize script where applicable to enable quick and easy resizing with a single click. Please ensure you are in a script enabled region and left click your jewelry, then follow the intuitive menu that appears.  Now I ask you, how simple is that?  We strongly advise that you make a back-up copy of your jewelry prior to fitting, and use a pose stand.

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Skinkie Winkler is the designer and creator behind ~flirt~ fine jewelry, hand crafted 100% prim highly detailed jewelry of a quality you just won’t find elsewhere on the grid. Skinkie joined Second Life in February 2007, initially working in the SL club scene and ultimately co-owning a popular mainstream club. In January 2008 she left this to persue her love of art, particularly SL photography and building. She started to make jewelry in February 2008 after creating the full size moving sculpture “Interactions:Coming Full Circle”.   Seeing the beauty in it’s symmetry, it’s balance and what the “art” of the piece meant to her on a personal level, she wanted to make a wearable version. From there ~flirt~, and the “Interactions” jewelry range was born.  She has since designed and released further ranges of jewelry as well as numerous private custom pieces that are truly amazing.

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Be sure to stop by and see us, and take advantage of our free demos…

We’ll leave the light on…

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What I’m wearing:

Skin: – Cre@ction – Ayiki Takakura

Eyes: – MoJo Real Eyes

Eyelashes: – Crissy Designs

Hair: – Damselfly Hair Salon

Dress: – Chic Dimensions

Shape: My own

Jewelry: – ~flirt~ fine jewelry

23
Aug
09

FRAGILE! Makes a Statement

As the dust settles and the air clears from all of the expos and hunts, I look around and once again find myself searching for something to focus on. I know, I know… short attention span. But this IS Second Life, you know…

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I go to my inventory and open my jewelry box, looking for a shiney bauble to capture my attention. I am NOT disappointed. ::grins:: Of course I’m not. My jewelry box is full of ~flirt~ fine jewelry. Reaching inside, I pull out an old favorite of mine, FRAGILE!. I smile as I slip the necklace around my throat. I hum to the radio as I clip the earrings on my ears and place a bangle on my wrist.

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Original FRAGILE!

Bold and dramatic, reminiscent of Rodeo Drive, the FRAGILE! series is definitely a “signature piece”!

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The marvelous FRAGILE! series is a high couture statement. This beautiful series includes individual pieces that were hand-crafted from glass and sterling silver, and it’s to-die-for! I’m certain that this series is sure to become an “old favorite” of yours as it is mine! FRAGILE! represents our innermost self and how we choose to display it to the outside world. Sometimes we feel tender, easily broken and sensitive. We choose either to display this and take a risk of getting hurt, or to protect ourselves, sheathing it from harm… but also covering it’s reflective beauty. To truly appreciate this yummy series, you really need to stop by the store and try a demo.

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Black Glass FRAGILE!

Skinkies’ talent holds no limits, as evidenced by this FRAGILE! Unpredictable Necklace with black glass. I think it will make a marvelous addition to the series. Shhhhh… don’t tell anyone. ::grins::

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Considering these two states of mind, Skinkie Winkler has created a VERY dramatic range of pieces to be worn as a statement, or “signature piece”, to be worn alone or combined with others in the series. And each bangle, left and right, are not meant to be mirror images, but identical pieces that “look” different when worn on different arms. How special is that??

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It was no accident that you’ll not find a “set” of necklace, earrings and bangles… No two individuals are the same, and Skinkie feels that it’s not her place to choose on anyone’s behalf which piece should be worn with another. Predictable, Unpredictable, Swayed, Twisted or Split… What makes YOU feel unique?

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FRAGILE! will be on sale at the ~flirt~ store in Harlow at 50% off until August 29th.

Be sure to visit us. You know you want to…

We’ll leave the light on…

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~flirt~ in Harlow: ~flirt~ fine jewelry
~flirt~ NEW Main Store in Rigby: ~flirt~ fine jewelry

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What I’m wearing:

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Skin: – Cre@ction – Ayiki Takakura

Eyes: – MoJo Real Eyes

Eyelashes: – Crissy Designs

Hair: – Damselfly Hair Salon

Jewelry: – ~flirt~ fine jewelry

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.

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

24
Jul
09

~flirt~ easyfit system

All new releases from now on (unless the feedback is negative of course) will include the new ~flirt~ Easyfit System and as some explanation is needed I thought I might throw in some gemeral tips for fitting jewellery to your avatar.  If this is helpful please let me know and I’ll do more of this sort of thing.  But first… Easyfit.

What IS ~flirt~ Easyfit?

Simply put, it’s merely a semi-transparent sphere attached to your jewellery that can:

  • Help you line up the jewellery correctly on your avatar
  • Make finding attached jewellery embedded inside your avatar a breeze – no more needing to cam inside!
  • Be made invisible when not needed
  • Be resized to your preference

Easyfit came about as Lorrie (~flirt~ CSR) and I were talking about how difficult it can be to fit, in particular, ~flirt~ two part necklaces.  Due to the huge variations in avatar size a complaint we kept hearing was that Part 2 of the necklace was hidden inside the chest on attachment. One option was to sell the jewellery attached further out from the body, but then *everyone* would need to re-position it rather than just those.. well, more well-endowed in the chest department 😉 So Easyfit was born. A prim large enough to be at least partially visible outside the avatar mesh, but able to be hidden.

Whilst this system is perhaps most helpful for positioning two-part necklaces and body piercings, as all ~flirt~ jewellery is built and supplied at it’s smallest setting (as minimum size is the limiting factor in SL builds) we have included it with all pieces.  The Easyfit prim is textured with the central axes marked in familiar colours, aiding alignment with whichever body part it is being fitted to.

How do I use ~flirt~ Easyfit?

Before You Start

  1. Make a copy of all pieces of your jewellery PRIOR to making any adjustments.  If the worst comes to the worst you will be able to delete and start again.  I would also suggest storing a copy somewhere safe (inside a storage prim in-world) in case of inventory loss.
  2. USE A POSE STAND. Seriously guys, you can’t make fine adjustments to any attachment whilst your avatar is flailing around being moved by your multi-stand AO. I know, you look like a dork when on a pose stand, but better five minutes doing that than walking around looking like a dork with your earrings poking out of your neck! Besides, it makes the whole debacle so much easier.  Heck, if professional builders need to do it then you do too!
ALWAYS Use A Pose Stand

ALWAYS Use A Pose Stand

Rather than cluttering up your inventory with countless posestands I have started embedding one in the notecard that comes with your jewellery (click the object icon and choose “copy to inventory”). If you still can’t find one, pick one up for free from the store, or from XStreetSL.

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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




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