Sybil, Seer – Star and Stone

Sybil in the Stars

Sybil in the Stars

Inspired by ancient petroglyphs from around the world, Spyralle’s new dress Sybil speaks of the fascination our ancestors felt at the grandeur and mystery of the natural world.  Sybil made her debut at the the Spoonful of Sugar Festival late in 2018. She has now returned in new hues to the Medieval Fantasy Fair.

Spyralle Sybil Marshland

Spyralle Sybil – Marshland : Water birds, turtles, frogs

Each color of Sybil represents a face of stone tinted in the colors of a type of natural landscape – contrasted with fine suede leather and gold or silver studs. Here, the vivid greens and blues of a burgeoning spring in the meadows and pools of the marshes make a backdrop for long-legged wetland birds carved in limestone. Sybil Marshlands is a 100% Relay for Life donation at the Fair.

Spyralle Sybil - Plains

Spyralle Sybil – Plains : Horses, bison, kangaroos, antelope

Each color of Sybil comes in two versions – one with the petroglyphs and one with plain stone. Each color has a different frieze of carved or painted images, drawn from prehistoric art. The stone textures are original fractal images in the Owl Moon category which have been filter processed, retaining the colors of the original fractals.

Spyralle Sybil - Forest

Spyralle Sybil – Forest : Bears, deer, rabbits

Marshlands, Plains and Forest are the three new colors at Medieval Fantasy Fair. Sybil is sized to fit five popular mesh bodies. All sizes are included. Please try the demo.

The original colors of Sybil, shown below, are now available Spyralle’s satellite store at Park Place Home.

Spyralle Sybil - Dreaming

Spyralle Sybil – Dreaming : Star charts of Orion, the Pleiades, Leo, Ursa Major

Spyralle Sybil - Ocean

Spyralle Sybil – Ocean : Whales, fish, crustaceans

Spyralle Sybil - Sky

Spyralle Sybil – Sky : Birds of prey

Spyralle Sybil - Campfire

Spyralle Sybil – Campfire : Musicians

Spyralle Sybil - Underworld

Spyralle Sybil – Underworld : Pele speaks!

Spyralle Sybil - Campfire

Spyralle Sybil – Desert : Lizards, snakes, wallabies, owls

Spyralle Sybil - Twilight

Spyralle Sybil – Twilight : Dancers celebrate Moon and Stars

The model wears the Lara body by Maitreya with custom shapes and Victoria hair from Wasabi Pills. Marshlands, Forest, Plains, Dreaming and Underworld are shown with the Noelle bento head from LAQ and Hailey Gen2 F3 skin from Soul. Ocean, Sky, Campfire, Desert and Twilight are shown with the Noelle bento head from LAQ and LAQ’s Valentine skin in Tone 2. Eyes in the first picture are Fallen Gods’ Glowing Eyes; all other eyes by IKON.

 

 

 

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Seven

Spyralle WinterGems Antlers 'Seven'

Spyralle WinterGems Antlers ‘Seven’

Planned for the Medieval Fantasy Fair, Spyralle’s WinterGem Antlers full release underwent a color scheme re-design in response to the event theme: Seven Deadly Sins. And so we bring you ‘Seven!’

This unisex headpiece comes with a HUD for customization among seven suites of gems. You can also resize with the HUD.

Wintergems Seven - Gem Choices

WinterGems Seven – Gem Choices

There are five types of gems on the headpiece. Each one can be individually customized among the seven suites, giving hundreds of possible combinations.

 

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Winter Leaf

Spyralle Winter Leaf Jewelry Suite

Spyralle Winter Leaf Jewelry Suite

The way I work is not “industrial.” I don’t grind out a release in one complete chunk, release it into the “market” and then leave it behind forever. I tend to circle back. Revisit.  Repair and refurbish. Embroider. Improvise variations. Document process with more process, comment upon comment. Ideas become themes. Themes become stories. It is more like weaving a tapestry than setting a production line in motion. And good weaving takes Time.

Lately, I’ve become more aware of other creators in Second Life who work in similar ways, in spite of the pressure, and I find it refreshing and reassuring. Not that I need validation to continue working the way I do, but their persistence is, nevertheless, encouraging and reminds me that I am not alone. And that is a good thing to remember.

Winter Leaf is the latest iteration (I won’t call it a culmination) of a longish project – a rather minor one, or I would probably have played this series out sooner.  In fact it is a side branch – a twig, if you will – from a larger set of projects that continues to sprout buds and bear fruit.   Trees, like tapestries, take Time to grow…

(Pardon the metaphors. They tend to grow like weeds. Okay, I’ll stop…)

Winter Leaf is Spyralle’s exclusive at Midwinter Fair, presented by Redeux, ending today.  Summer Leaf is still available at Spyralle Park Place. Autumn Leaf and Spring Leaf have been on temporary hiatus awaiting Winter. And now it’s here!

The other current event on Spyralle’s Calendar is Gothic Garage Sale IV, presented by Dark Passions, running through 3 February. The Garage Sale is exactly what it sounds like – high quality products, new and old, from great designers offered at a discount of 50% or more. There’s also a 5L hunt! For the hunt I made a companion set to the candles in the Team Diabetes event hunt this past Halloween.

Spyralle Winter Night Candles

Spyralle Winter Night Candles

Speaking of revisiting ideas … This is another project “tree” (sorry) I keep cultivating. I created a series of meshes, so far mostly candlesticks, designed to make use of some of the hundreds of kaleidoscope fractals I’ve created. They’re absolutely unpredictable because they only use a portion of the image, and when you rotate the image, you get a completely different pattern on the mesh. It’s kind of like making the original fractals, in a way. Favorite color scheme, too!

My principle release at Gothic Garage Sale is something I was pretty excited about – and exclusive to the event, though it is a re-release (!). I finally updated the Dark Artifacts tattoo/face jewelry set with Omega appliers (plus other little fixes and improvements). This is out for the first time at the event.

Spyralle Dark Artifacts - Spell Seeker implant and Spell Catcher tattoos

Spyralle Dark Artifacts – Spell Seeker implant and Spell Catcher tattoos

The photo was taken of a system avatar, but the tattoos were tested on several Omega compatible heads. The pattern is a fractal spiderweb.

And that hair (isn’t it cool?) is KGI848 from booN, worn with one of their hairbases.  A lot of their styles feature creative and unusual hairpieces worn with an applied hairbase – great for the big headpieces! The bases are sold separately from the hair, but the hairpiece usually comes with a recommendation for the right hairbase.

I had not been to booN for a long time, so I ran to check and see if they’re still there, and they are!, though I think this is a different location from the last time I visited. The hairpiece worn in the picture above is now called Lab.013. I did not see Omega versions of their original hairbases, which match their hair colors, but they do have appliers for 6DOO heads, a brand that is not familiar to me. If you use a mesh head, you may have to use the hairbases made for that head and try tinting.

 

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Studio Gifts for the New Year

spyralle scarab beetle deluxe

Spyralle Scarab Beetle Deluxe

Members of Spyralle’s in-world group were treated to several new group gifts in the second week of the new year. If you are a member, please wear your tag and touch the gift boxes at Spyralle’s main store at Mauna Waipi’o. More gifts are in the works!

These new originals were prompted by many requests during the “bug hunt” by people who wanted the insects for their own. The hunt versions came in many different colors, so I put them together in a texture change HUD so everything can be mixed in over 2900 combinations. Custom bugs!

The first release was the scarab beetle shown above. It is actually the fourth (at least) version of this mesh insect I have made, new in 2019.  This version gives you texture change for the body (six colors), the eyes (9 colors), wings (6 patterns), and carapace (9 patterns). All of the textures use my original fractals created with Ultra Fractal or Apophysis.

The gift package contains a larger than life size copy to rez for decoration and a smaller copy that will attach to one shoulder for wearing. A super huge copy is on display at our main store. The texture change HUD works on both, and they should be modifiable when rezzed.

Making the HUD for 6 and 9 variations was such an interesting and fun design challenge I decided to offer it as a framed piece of wall art, which led to other framed pieces. The set is the second group gift.

Spyralle Scarab Wall Art Set

Spyralle Scarab Wall Art Set

Once I got into the scarab project, of course I had to go full bore on the firefly!

Spyralle Firefly Deluxe

Spyralle Firefly Deluxe

On this one, you can use the HUD to change the body (9 patterns – there is a typo above), the wingcovers and abdomen (9 patterns; they change together), and the eyes (9 colors).  The Firefly also comes in a large rezzable version and smaller shoulder attachment.

And, yes, there is wall art! Gift #4…

Spyralle Firefly Wall Art Set

Spyralle Firefly Wall Art Set

These gifts will be out for a limited time, free to Spyralle Studio members. They may be available for sale to the general public at some time in the future.  There is a group joining fee in effect while the New Year gifts are out, but if you wait to purchase these later, they will cost a lot more than the fee.

Next question: Will there be gift sets for the beetle (also known affectionately by the team as Bug 1)? Definitely! I am working on it between projects for upcoming events and hope to have it out before the end of January.

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WinterGem Snow

Spyralle WinterGems Antlers - 'Snow' Special Edition

Spyralle WinterGems Antlers – ‘Snow’ Special Edition

‘Snow’ is a special preview edition of Spyralle’s WinterGem Antlers, now available exclusively at the Winter’s Hollow event, through December 31. The headpiece is made especially to be seen with Advanced Lighting.

Winter’s Hollow is also the location for two of our Holiday Tableware items.

The model wears Spyralle’s Sylvia ‘Blue Moon’ dress, Maitreya Lara body, LAQ Cherry bento head, LAQ Poppy skin, Fallen Gods Coal Eyes, F101 hair from KMH and a personal shape.

 

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Not To Bug You Again…

Spyralle Christmas Beetle

Spyralle Christmas Beetle

The Christmas Beetle was a gift to Spyralle subscribers and should still be in the history as of this writing. It comes in two versions – one rather large for your decor and one much smaller for wearing as a brooch.

Christmas Beetle Brooch

Christmas Beetle Brooch

Spyralle Studio members also received this gift. More VIP gifts will be coming out during the New Year – Twelfth Night week, which is the Spyralle tradition.

The model wears the Rib Knit Dress and F603 hair from tram, LAQ’s Noelle bento head with LAQ Noelle skin, IKON eyes and a personal shape.

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Krissmuss Cheer

Spyralle Whorl Tiara - Gold and Opal (transfer)

Spyralle Whorl Tiara – Gold and Opal (transfer)

For the last several years, the clever people who put on the famous Twisted Hunt have organized Twisted Krissmuss, a wonderful December event for those who need to shop for gifts with a limited budget. Each participating merchant is required to have one new exclusive that is tranferable and costs exactly 100L.

The illustration above shows Spyralle’s exclusive release for Twisted Krissmuss – a spiral tiara fit for the Elvish Court!

The event runs through January 2.

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