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Join us at 2pm today, Monday 23rd February for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be tracing the history of virtual world jewellery making with Abraxxa Anatine of Earthstones.

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

Abraxxa has been creating jewellery in Second Life for a very long time, and she takes us back to the days of prim torture as she demonstrates how jewellery was made before the advent of the sculptie (and why it was possible to crash a region with your ear-rings!). Theyn we look at the refinements possible with the development of sculptie prims, and finally to the amazing possibilities of mesh.

The Earthstones Gypsy set

The Earthstones Gypsy set

And along the way we discuss issues such as the use of bling (Second Life’s very own version of the Blink! tag), the pleasures and pitfalls of maintaining jewellery stores across virtual worlds (Abraxxa has a strong presence in Inworldz), the problems posed by the advent of mesh body parts, and the difficulties the use of display names has caused. In fact, some of the issues Abraxxa faces provide a fascinating microcosm of residents working with the changing face of virtual world economies, as we learn in a fascinating discussion with her.

So join us, at 2pm today for a fascinating show!

And visit Earthstones at: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EarthBound/124/139/25

The Earthstones store, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Earthstones store, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

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Exploring Second Life by Strawberry Singh

Exploring Second Life by Strawberry Singh

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 16th February for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be exploring Second Life photography in the second of two programmes on this topic!

Once again, we are talking to three different photographers about their work: Strawberry Singh, the well-kown fashion and portrait photographer, Honour McMillan, whose landscape pictures feature regularly on her popular blog, and Wildstar Beaumont, our team photographer who is also well known for event photos and seascapes.

Ships and Boats Exhibit at the Tradewinds Yacht Club by Wildstar Beaumont

Ships and Boats Exhibit at the Tradewinds Yacht Club by Wildstar Beaumont

In this show we talk to our three photographers about look at post processing techniques and also ways of sharing your photographs with a wide audience.

For more on our guests, see:
Strawberry Singh: http://strawberrysingh.com/
Honour McMillan: https://honourmcmillan.wordpress.com/
Wildstar Beaumont: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildstar_b/

If you missed the first show (which has some awesome advice about taking great photographs and adjusting windlight settings) you can see it here or here.

The Forgotten City by Honour McMillan

The Forgotten City by Honour McMillan

This is a show for everyone who loves Second Life photography, whether to look at the pictures or even taking them! So join us, at 2pm today.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

 

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One Billion Rising in Second Life 2015 from Petlove on Vimeo.

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Winter in New Babbage -photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter in New Babbage -photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 9th February for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, for a special Valentine episode that  show sees us returning to New Babbage in a show that we were originally intending for our Christmas special. But we had a change of heart when we realised that this is a very romantic tale …

It all begins with the annual delivery of presents for the urchins of New Babbage from The Primgraph magazine. Miss Widdershins delivers the presents while Mr Merlin decides to visit Mr Jon Weatherwax’s new Mayfair Theatre.

What could possibly go wrong?

It's surprising what you can discover beneath the streets of New Babbage ...

It’s surprising what you can discover beneath the streets of New Babbage …

It comes complete with, of course, the estimable Mr Jebediah Biggins (twin brother to Mr Obadiah Biggins, star of The Blackened Mirror) and the stalwart Assistant Maceholder, Mr Victor Mornington – and also features an appearance by those wonderful avatar horses, pulling the most beautiful troika from Ladies’ Pleasure, and driven by its creator, Miss H0ney Heart.

Many thanks to Mr Mavromichali Szondi, and to Miss Beq Janus for awesome design work beneath the streets.

Cast (in order of appearance):
Miss Saffia Widdershins … Herself
Mr Victor Mornington … Himself
Mr Elrik Merlin … Himself
Mr Jon Weatherwax … Himself
Aurora … Miss Garnet Psaltery
Mr Biggins … Himself
Troika driver … Miss H0ney Heart
Horses …. Dancer Ingelwood, Cherry Lastchance and Kalypso Whitesong

This is a New Babbage special for Valentine’s Day – so do join us, at 2pm today.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

 

 

 

 

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Water Tutorial by Strawberry Singh

Water Tutorial by Strawberry Singh

Join us at 2pm today, Monday 2nd February for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be exploring Second Life photography in the first of two programmes on this topic!

In our first show, we meet and talk to three different photographers about their work: Strawberry Singh, the well-kown fashion and portrait photographer, Honour McMillan, whose landscape pictures feature regularly on her popular blog, and Wildstar Beaumont, our team photographer who is also well known for event photos and seascapes.

The Forgotten City by Honour McMillan

The Forgotten City by Honour McMillan

In this first show, they talk to us about how they take their wonderful pictures – what elements are important, and what makes a really good picture. There are hints and tips – and maybe just a few surprises too!

And Saffia has her photograph taken … here is the result

Saffia Widdershins by Strawberry Singh

Saffia Widdershins by Strawberry Singh

The second show will be screened in two weeks time and that will look at post processing techniques and also ways of sharing your photographs with a wide audience.

This is a show for everyone who loves Second Life photography, whether to look at the pictures or even taking them! So join us, at 2pm today.

Winter in Winterfell by Wildstar Beaumont

Winter in Winterfell by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

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Join us at 2pm today, Monday 26th January for the start of the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be visting one of the best known Dr Who/Timelord roleplay regions of New Gallifrey.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

This region houses several timelords’ privates Tardises (Tardes, perhaps?) but also the Panopticon, the focal point for the adventures of the Time;lords who, after the Time War, found themselves trapped in Second Life.  Time travel adapts rather well to Second Life – but in this episode we’ll be concentrating on New Gallifrey itself. The old Panopticon, which we visited way back in 2008 was destroyed as part of a summerlong storyline. Now the new New Gallifrey has emerged, and it really is spectacular.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

We are given a guided tour by Sen Pixie, former Lord President of the High Council of New Gallifrey, Kylie Todriya, who in the New Gallifrey multiverse is the Pythia of the Sisterhood of the Jade Dreamers, and also Chancellor of New Gallifrey, and Rowan Thursday, the High Seeress of New Gallifrey and also Sister Dreamweaver to the Pythia. They are also the primary builders of this magnificent edifice, and of the landscape that surrounds it.

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we are given a tour of the darkly stylish Tardis belonging to David Abbot, aka Deimos, head of the Celestial Intervention Agency.

This is a show for everyone who loves good design, the potential for roleplay in Second Life and – of course – the universe of Dr Who! So join us, at 2pm today, to travel through time and space.

Tardis on New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Tardis on New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit New Gallifrey at:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Gallifrey/186/146/47
(Please note that this is an ADULT region)
Learn more about the roleplay at: New Gallifrey Public Record: https://ngpublicrecord.wordpress.com/

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Jewellery by Earthstones

Jewellery by Earthstones

One thing that has long fascinated me is the possibilities for intricate detailed jewellery in Second Life. Back in the day, when all jewellery was prim based, it was fascinating to see how jewellers learned to “torture” prims to create something small and incredibly beautiful that could be worn on a wrist, a neck or in an ear. The introduction of mesh has introduced a whole new range of possibilities – and challenges.

Designing Worlds are planning a show on Second Life jewellery with Abraxxa Anatine of Earthstones, and we would love to hear what you would like to learn about the art of making and wearing jewellery in Second Life. Please add your comments below!

And to get you started – here’s a jigsaw featuring Earthstone’s Butterfly Whisper earrings and necklace.

Click to Mix and Solve

In case you’d like to know a little more about the details – here’s a full pic and a style sheet:

Jewellery: Earthstones – Butterfly Whisper set (Opal Mosiac)
Outfit: LaVian&Co: Girl Gone Wild
Skin: Tuli: Eva (petal)
Eyes: Poetic colours: classic – fairy
Hair: .:CHEVEUX:. F059 Hair Blonds 02
Shoes: LaVian&Co: Beverely

Saffia in the Snow in Cor Unum

Saffia in the Snow in Cor Unum

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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