Jewelry Fair 2014: RealEvil Industries

Jewellery_001Never judge a book by its cover. Or so the saying goes…

The same could be said for Second Life; never judge a company by the name. If you’d asked me what RealEvil Industries retailed in-world I would have said something to do with role-play perhaps, I dunno, swords and armour for the medieval crowd?
Imagine how surprised I would have been to discover that this brand is behind some of the most satisfying necklaces, earrings and wrist-watches that you’ll find anywhere on the grid. They have a stand at JEWELRY FAIR 2014 and I strongly suggest that you visit. You’ll find a number of outstanding items on display at great prices and oozing quality, with timepieces and jewels that feel substantial to wear and look extremely expensive too. But here’s the thing; they aren’t at all!
In this picture I piled on some of the pieces that you’ll find at the Jewelry Fair.

First of all I am wearing the ‘Lux Aliki Necklace & Earrings’ set, which features 9 different pearl and metal colours to choose from. This whole ensemble adds an incredibly classy touch to an outfit, and combined with my hairstyle I feel like I’ve created a modern take on Audrey Hepburn’s classic ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ look. Even more astonishing the set is just L$199. An absolute bargain price for such quality and versatility!
On my left wrist I’m wearing the ‘Lux Viva Watch’. Again this item features a  HUD packed with options for 8 different faces, metals and leather designs. It’s also a working wristwatch that you can set to your preferred timezone.

Zooming in on this piece is particularly satisfying because it’s bursting with detail, but then again so is the wristwatch set that I’m sporting on my right wrist too, the ‘Revox MTX Watch‘. It comes in male and female versions and can be worn with an additional bracelet should you so wish. This is a really grand, chunky and substantial statement piece and is super-customisable. You can choose from ten different metals, and also change the colour of your gears, leathers, cogs and numbers to make a combination that is truly individual and will really get you noticed. I’m delighted to have discovered this brand, and it’s one I will definitely be wearing a lot in the future.

If you’d like to peruse the entire collection that is on offer at Jewelry Fair, click here, and once you’ve had a look, click HERE to be transported to their booth at the fair.

Look out for me wearing more RealEvil Industries items in future posts too!

JEWELRY FAIR 2014: ‘Chianna’ by Earthstones

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Here’s a preview of some of the astonishing goodies that you’ll find on sale at JEWELRY FAIR 2014, and it’s from one of the most well-known and respected  jewellery designers on the grid, Abraxxa Anatine, the genius creator behind the EARTHSTONES brand.

 You know, EARTHSTONES in a real Second Life success story. I can remember going there in 2007 to purchase jewelry, and you’ll find numerous examples of Abraxxa’s work on this blog. I have worn a LOT of EARTHSTONES jewellery (I’m sorry, I cannot type jewelry, I’m British and we just don’t spell it that way!) and I know I will continue to do so in the future because it is some of the most carefully crafted and beautifully designed that you’ll find anywhere upon the grid.  The fact that EARTHSTONES has been in-world for so many years (practically a lifetime by Second Life standards) should tell you all you need to know about the products on offer in store. Abraxxa produces an ever-expanding range of styles to suit every taste and budget, and every genre and Second Life sub-group can find something appealing in her store.

So what is it that makes Abraxxa’s work so good? How has she managed to stay in business where others have failed? Quite honestly, it’s the quality of her product. For a start, she creates the very best, most authentic looking crystals and minerals for necklaces, bracelets and earrings that I have ever seen in-world. The textures that she uses are so precise and detailed that it feels like you are gazing at that particular gemstone in real life. I own a LOT of gemstone items in-world, but it’s always the EARTHSTONES items that stand the test of time and that is because they look so true to life.  For example, when you gaze at a chunk of Labradorite or Tigers Eye in real life there’s an inherent luminescence to the stone, a shimmering aspect that makes the crystal come alive. Abraxxa can do that with crystals in Second Life too; she captures their allure and perfectly places that into our pixellated universe.  It’s an amazing talent.  She sets her crystal creations into intricate designs crafted from precious metals, and I’m pretty darn sure she adds a sprinkling of magical pixie  dust into the mix too, because the finished products are ALWAYS perfect.

The items I’m wearing in the picture above are a perfect example.  This is the Chianna set, in the ‘Burning Embers’ colourway,  comprising of  earrings and pendant necklace (there’s a short necklace as well) Every component of this is beautifully rendered, from the links and fastener upon the silver chain, to the perfectly executed spiral that hangs upon it and the crystals that  are strung underneath. This particular colourway features gems such as Tigers Eye and Carnelian to capture the fire of Fall, and is perfect for wearing on Autumn nights.  It’s statement jewellery of the highest calibre, but works equally well in both formal and casual settings. For example, this necklace would look fabulous worn over a chunky winter tunic with jeans and boots, but it also works when worn with a simple black cocktail dress. Awesome isn’t it?

You’ll find this terrific set, and other pieces at Jewelry Fair 2014. I’ll be featuring more wonderful items over the coming week, so stay tuned! 

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Witchy Wednesdays /Jewelry Fair 2014 The Willow Necklace By Aisling

Snapshot_003 So Jewelry Fair 2014 kicks off on September 13th (my real-life birthday as well! WOOT!) and guys it is going to be great. I’ve had the privilege of having a sneaky wander around the rather excellent build and can tell you now, you need to get yourself some Lindens because there are some seriously stunning baubles and trinkets on display that you will NEED to buy.  

It runs from Sept 13th-28th and you’ll find that all tastes and genres are accommodated perfectly well, and I’m pretty confident that there will be something for everyone on display. You’ll find a plethora of stunning jewelry from well-known and not so well known designers; from simple statement pieces to the more avant-garde items that Lady Gaga herself would be proud to sport.   As well as amazing necklaces there are tiaras, wedding and engagement rings, earrings galore, wristwatches, bracelets, bangles and all kinds of piercings too! It’s impossible for me to list every item, but I can assure you that your visit will not leave you disappointed.

Here’s an example of the awesome that awaits you.  This stunning necklace, ‘Willow’, features a pentacle set against the backdrop of a beautifully rendered tree with branches reaching skyward and roots pushing down into the earth below. (Click HERE for a better look)

It’s part of a collection that will be available at the event from AISLING called ‘Sortilege’. The necklace comes with a HUD so that you can change the metal colours of the necklace and you can re-size too.  Oh, and it’s materials enabled as well, meaning it will look even more  amazing when worn. If you’d like to check out other pieces in AISLING’s collection, take a peek at the Flickr feed HERE.

This piece isn’t available until the fair opens on Saturday, so I’m sort of cheating a bit by featuring it here today, BUT consider yourself warned in advance and make sure that you don’t miss out on this cracking piece of Pagan perfection when Jewelry Fair 2014 opens to the public.  (Note: this picture is a raw shot from SL that I haven’t enhanced in anyway, yes it is that gorgeous. Just like me:)