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The latest episode of Designing Worlds –  tracing the history of virtual world jewellery making with Abraxxa Anatine of Earthstones – is now on the web!

Designing Worlds Episode 263 – The Ages of Second Life Jewellery from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

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!). Then we look at the refinements possible with the development of sculptie prims, and finally to the amazing possibilities of mesh.

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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.

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

Butterfly rings by Earthstones

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

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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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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.

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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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