Saturday, May 4, 2013
These are sister pieces, to compliment Solaria hats. Necklaces, with earrings, and rings. Each pack has silver and gold. The textures are all slightly muted, and wonderfully detailed.
They are copy/mod, with a removable resizer. And mesh, unrigged, so you can certainly resize manually, or tweak the colours a little if you desire. I say that with every release, I know, but it's really important that you know you can do it. It really helps with getting a look just right. And lets face it, customising is half the fun of putting your look together.
Tweaking the colours of a mesh item is different to sculpts and prims. You can't use "edit linked prims", because this is all one prim in that regard, and can't be resized as different sections. Think of it as a prim with different sides, instead. When someone makes a mesh item, they elect what each side will be (they are called 'materials', and each will have a texture allotted to it). So, with these necklaces, the stones and metal are different sides. To select each one, treat it as a prim face, using "select face" and then you can control hue, glow and shine if you like to. Just know that you can't resize separate bits, or unlink. You can edit while wearing these pieces, unlike rigged mesh.
These will shrink to fit your petite or minikin. I can't help marvelling at how perfectly mesh shrinks, and how cute it looks so small. Or perhaps that's just me :)
As with everything, demos are available instore, here at Eclectica. Find them also on the Marketplace, if that is more convenient.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I have new hats, freshly minted out of the softest warmest mesh. These are designed to fit snugly in the traditional way of a 1920's cloche, and come in a range of vintage hues. You can in fact make these any colour you wish if you are handy with the edit menu, as the main body has been neutrally textured to allow plenty of scope for tinting. The colours shown on the packs are all included readymade, however, to get you started.
Each is accentuated with Art Deco detailing. A pretty crepe band wraps about each, held with a Deco sunburst motif made of metal and polished stone. The metal is scripted to switch to either silver or gold.
A simple bob hairstyle is included to save you the trouble of fitting hair. Or toggle it off if you'd prefer to adjust your favourite hair to fit. The hair is scripted to allow for 5 basic colours, from blonde to black, and since the item is mod/copy, you can also add your own tinting to get it just right.
The script, which is removable, will also resize for you. Or do it yourself manually if you like. These hats will resize down small enough to fit your petite or minikin avvy.
You can find these on the Marketplace. And free demos are available inworld.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Just a quickie, as I'm more busy designing and learning than remembering to blog, which is naughty of me, but probably not a bad thing all considered. 'Flaunt' will be released at the Hollywood Event in about a weeks time. It's one of those ideas that grew, and will continue to do so. A simple burlesque fan became gloves and pretty feathery bits, and begemmed glove tops. And then short gloves as well as long. Then some more complex glove details added for the halibut. Then a full on headdress and extra fluffy thingos. See what happens to me? I really enjoy designing when ideas get to roam a bit, and this one's been a while in the making, so it roamed.
There are 9 colour variations and each has texturechange options to allow some contrast with all the gems/feathers/metalwork. As usual, all is copy/mod friendly, and Marketplace Giftgiving will be available soon.
I hope to see you soon at Hollywood :)
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Eclectica "Hearts" are two jewellery sets, both hearts but different. Antique Hearts (above) are old, with ornate metal borders in a rope-edged design, and lovely chased metal details. The rich detailing compliments the satin heart insets. Please click all images for a bigger lookie.
Gathered Hearts (below) are more modern, with less ornate metalwork, however the texturing is soft and subtley shaded.
Both sets are texture changeable, and include a mass of lovely combinations. All metals and hearts have a wide choice of custom made textures to make these very adaptable. It's impossible to show all colour possibilities, so please find the demo pack at the Eclectica Mainstore.
Antique Hearts earrings below...(there are three, as I had a bit of fun and had to include them all).
Antique Hearts bracelets, and how they fit...
Antique Hearts necklaces...and some of the possible colour combinations...
Gathered Hearts earrings (two styles are included...bigger and smaller)...
Gathered Hearts bracelets...
And Gathered Hearts necklaces...
All of these pieces contain one 64kb script per piece. This allows all the textures shown to be used, plus resizing. It's removable, and the pieces are copy/mod. They are designed to allow you the maximum control over how you use them to suit your outfits. Please use the supplied textures plus the edit menu to adjust any hues you like, to make these suit your look perfectly. Demos are available to help you decide :)
Eclectica is in the Pimp My Valentine Hunt atm. It ends on the 14th February, and you can join the group to receive a slurl-giving HUD to help you through. We all have a sign at our landing point, which when touched will give you the hint in local chat.
Here's my goodie below- a simplified version of Gathered Hearts. It includes a removable resize script only, not the full range of colours, but still a very sweet gift for Valentine's Day, I hope.
Find both these sets on the Marketplace here-
Eclectica Antique Hearts
Eclectica Gathered Hearts
Find them inworld here at the Eclectica mainstore in Sinaburoe.
Friday, December 28, 2012
More texture changing Art Deco for those of you who enjoy the 1920's. 'Moderno' is a jewellery set that can be tweaked till it matches any look. The gems change as two sets to allow contrast, and the metalwork and settings are also changeable. This is a sophisticated modern design, very cleanlined with glass and chrome as suits the era.
A haircomb was needed by one of my customers (for her MVW formal outfit), so it's been added :) I have it sitting on the back of the head, but you can shift it round to wherever it's needed according to your coiffure.
There are two neckpieces, one more and one less detailed. (When designing, I often can't decide, so include several versions. It just happens sometimes.)
The dress ring. Shown here on a Slink sculpted hand. Of course you can wear it with 'normal' hands as well.
Earrings, showing some of the looks achievable.
All pieces are copy/mod. All scripts are removable. A demo pack can be picked up at the Eclectica mainstore. The jewellery can be found on the Marketplace, as can the seperate Haircomb.
Friday, November 23, 2012
I've been fortunate to have a few forays into New Zealand this year, and love the usage of fernleaves in design work over there. Anything from a lowly stormwater drain cover to popular civic art can display the elegant fern, often with a gorgeously decorative Maori slant. Ferns and ferniness have been playing on my mind, and so I got to sculpting some....
This is a sneak-preview of a larger range that I'm still completing, but this set will be available as a Peace On Earth hunt gift this Chrismas. It starts on the 1st of December, and continues through the month.
Harikoa- happiness...joyfulness...euphoria. This is the best word I can find to express something suitable for Christmas. There are Maori terms that borrow more directly from English to say "Merry Christmas" but I rather like this instead :)
If you do the POE Hunt this year, you will find the store...but of course pop in for a visit anytime.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Cascade......these are four variations on a theme, each with a wide range of metal and bead textures. In all honesty, I started making pretty bead textures in Photoshop, enjoyed it a bit too much, and couldn't stop. So as often happens an idea grew a bit.
Each has six metals to choose from, which allows you anything from palest pale to black. And each has eight beads, which change as two sets, allowing you to have some fun making your favourite combinations.
Included in each is a neckpiece, dangly earrings, and a pair of bracelets. There is one removable script per piece, which also resizes. Plus copy/mod perms.
The Cascade range is available at the Eclectica Mainstore, in Sinaburoe, where you can also try a free demo pack. Or on the Marketplace.