Heart 2 Heart

Spyralle Heart2Heart Jewelry

Spyralle Heart2Heart Jewelry

Spyralle’s first month in the SWANK event coincides with Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year. For the theme “Truly, Madly, Deeply” we created this series of jewelry pieces. Each one is a pair of hearts connected by a stem or vine – sometimes short and relatively bright and straightforward, as in the earrings – sometimes long and convoluted, as in the neckpiece.

Spyralle Heart2Heart Neckpiece

Spyralle Heart2Heart Neckpiece

The neckpiece is in two coiling pieces that fasten together cleverly with a clasp at the right side of the neck.

Spyralle Heart2Heart Bracelet

Spyralle Heart2Heart Bracelet

The bracelets come as a pair, right and left. Two sizes are included, but the objects are modifiable if you need to resize.

Spyralle Heart2Heart Earrings

Spyralle Heart2Heart Earrings

The earring back trails into a silver stalk leading to the second heart.

Heart2Heart is available exclusively at Swank by the piece or as a set. Choose copy or transfer. Prices are 25% to 30% off, with greater savings on the set.

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Kultivate Spring Fashion Event, Part III

Spyralle Rowen II in Ivory

Spyralle Rowen II in Ivory

Spyralle’s next exclusive for the Kultivate Spring Fashion Event is Rowen, a casual-to-dressy two piece outfit perfect for a patio evening in the California wine country. Rowen is aimed at being slightly more casual than Psyche and slightly warmer – those coastal nights cool off fast!

Spyralle Rowen I in Light Green

Spyralle Rowen I in Light Green

Rowen and Psyche are related by the large graphic design of an oversize, stylized peacock feather masking a fractal pattern – either a plasma or a brocade – on a solid background. The feather is also a fragment of a fractal image.

Spyralle Rowen I Gold and Mauve

Spyralle Rowen I Gold and Mauve

Spyralle Rowen II Lavender and Blue

Spyralle Rowen II Lavender and Blue

 

 

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Kultivate Spring Fashion Event, Part II

Spyralle Psyche I in Ivory

Spyralle Psyche I in Ivory

Inspired by ancient Mediterranean cultures, Psyche is a long, cool, soft, simple dress that can take you from a casual afternoon to an elegant evening. Psyche is another Spyralle exclusive for the Kultivate Spring Fashion Event.

Spyralle Psyche II in Blue

Spyralle Psyche II in Blue

Psyche comes in two versions, this dramatic, colorful brocade and the subtler pattern shown above. Each version is available in five colors at Kultivate.

The model is wearing the Lara body by Maitreya on a private custom shape. Please try the demo for fit; the sizes are standard plus two between standard. The hair is Gemma from +elua+. The skin is Luna from Glam Affair.

Spyralle Psyche II Gold & Purple

Spyralle Psyche II Gold & Purple

Spyralle Psyche I Ice & Lemon

Spyralle Psyche I Ice & Lemon

Spyralle Psyche I Rose & Mint

Spyralle Psyche I Rose & Mint

Spyralle Psyche II Ivory & Green

Spyralle Psyche II Ivory & Green

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Kultivate Spring Fashion Event

Spyralle Murray Hat with Mandala Brooch

Spyralle Murray Hat with Mandala Brooch

Spyralle is honored to be among the designers participating in the Kultivate Magazine Spring Fashion Event. Kultivate puts on great events several times a year, and the organizers are active supporters of diabetes research, a cause I care about very much.  This event is gathering donations for Feed A Smile, a charity that provides nutrition and other services to children in Kenya.

The hat above is a design I have had in the back of my mind for years since I made one very much like it in the material world. This show was a perfect opportunity to finally bring it to life – in bright clear colors of spring! The Murray Hat is our first featured exclusive at the Kultivate Spring Fashion Event. The hat is unisex and modifiable to fit.

Spyralle Mandala Brooch

Spyralle Mandala Brooch

Our second featured exclusive, the Mandala Brooch is also available on its own in case you want to wear it as a piece of jewelry. This is a “statement” piece! I wear it centered. It is unrigged to wear where you like. The version on the hat can be removed but I recommend that you NOT do this. The hat brooch is a different size and has been shaped around the curve of the upturned hat brim, so it is not really wearable alone.

The models and textures are original work by Kerryth Tarantal. The textures incorporate at least four original fractal images by Kerryth, one of which is a subtle plasma layered and filtered into the felt.

More Spyralle exclusives for the Kultivate Spring Fashion Event will be in the next post.

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Abyss

Spyralle Abyss Gown - Rage

Spyralle Abyss Gown – Rage

Lightning both fascinates and terrifies me. It is destructive and dangerous. It is beautiful. The original working title of this design was Lightning, named for the lightning patterns in these fractal images, a visual idea I return to about once a year, trying to create new effects with triangle inequality average and Gaussian integer layers on the very thready places of the Mandelbrot set. I wanted to create something both goth and glam; the lightning images were perfect.

Spyralle Abyss Gown - White-Black

Spyralle Abyss Gown – White-Black

I renamed the gowns Abyss because, as I explored different colors, some of the images began to look more like alien undersea creatures or plants. Also I wanted to use the orange and black version that looks like cracks in lava, based on an earlier image I called “Rage.”

Spyralle Abyss Gown - Ultraviolet

Spyralle Abyss Gown – Ultraviolet

The mood of the design became more subterranean and suboceanic than atmospheric.

Spyralle Abyss Gown - Chlorophyll

Spyralle Abyss Gown – Chlorophyll

It is probably no coincidence that I return to the lightning images in October. Abyss was created as an exclusive for Scare Me Silly, the Halloween fundraising event for the American Diabetes Association presented by Team Diabetes of Second Life.

Spyralle Abyss Gown - Neuron

Spyralle Abyss Gown – Neuron

I am happy to support Team Diabetes whenever I can. More than one member of my family is affected by this serious disease.

Spyralle Abyss Gown - Red-Black

Spyralle Abyss Gown – Red-Black

Abyss was released during my unintentional blog hiatus, but now is a good time to show you this glam goth gown, because Abyss has returned at last to Spyralle. I encourage you to try the demo, which includes all the colors. These photos really don’t do them justice.

Hair: “Take it Slow” from Exile
Skin: Dark Side Roza 01D from Glam Affair
Poses: Di’s Opera

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Horizon

Spyralle Horizon Necklace and Earrings in Red

Spyralle Horizon Necklace and Earrings in Red

Created for an event late in 2016, Horizon is a new series of Spyralle Jewelry featuring bold graphic elements and fine handcrafted details, all original.

Spyralle Horizon Necklace and Earrings in Black

Spyralle Horizon Necklace and Earrings in Black

The necklace is designed to complement a dramatic low neckline in back and upswept coiffure, sophisticated elegance with an edge. Crafted of enamel on gold or steel, glass beads and silk cord.

Spyralle Horizon Necklace and Earrings in Purple

Spyralle Horizon Necklace and Earrings in Purple

Horizon in Red, Black and Purple sets are now back at Spyralle. New seasonal colors in a lighter mode will arrive soon.

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The Days Grow Longer

Spyralle Frost Nautilus Headpiece

Spyralle Frost Nautilus Headpiece

This is a belated meditation on the Winter Solstice, the longest night.

Years ago, a good friend with whom I studied astronomy and other magicks told me a tale of her father. He loved the summer, she said, but he always celebrated the Winter Solstice with a special joy, exclaiming, “The days are getting longer!”  The Longest Night meant that Summer was coming.

This winter I celebrated the Winter Solstice in purple, blue, grey and white – the colors of moonlight and starlight on snow.  The Frost Nautilus was introduced as an exclusive for the Winter Solstice in the Mystic Realms in December.  The spiral of frosty lace was hoarded in my Apophysis treasure chest forever, until I finally crafted a frame for it out of pearl, like a demented narwhal horn. The Nautilus is now back home at Spyralle.

Frost Nautilus for the Winter Solstice

Frost Nautilus for the Winter Solstice

This next piece also made it’s debut at Mystic Realms and is now back at Spyralle. An icy glowing snowflake hangs on a fine metal chain from this hood-shaped piece of body jewelry. Carry the Light with you, hands-free.

Spyralle Snowflake Lantern Hood

Spyralle Snowflake Lantern Hood

It does cast a dim and gentle light on the face. Turn off attached lights in your viewer if you prefer not to see this effect. The snowflakes are all fractals, also the pearl texture (third from the right, below.) Here are the selections on the HUD:

Snowflake Lantern Hood texture HUD

Snowflake Lantern Hood texture HUD

Dress: Spyralle Owl Moon – Winter Solstice
Hair (Nautilus): Wasabi Pills Tsuki
Hair (Lantern): Tram F603
Skin: Glam Affair Luna in Jamaica
Location: The Winter Forest

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