Happy 17th Birthday, Second Life!

Spyralle's SL17B Beetle - a birthday gift!

Spyralle’s SL17B Beetle – a birthday gift

Among the many joyful birthday presents on the Boardwalk at Second Life’s 17th Birthday event, you’ll find this free gift from Spyralle and Kerryth Tarantal! There’s one to wear and one to rez, and if you need a place to display your growing insect collection, take a look back through our posts for some interesting shelves and cabinets.

In yesterday’s Meet the Lindens interview, Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Laboratory, which owns Second Life, countered the criticism and dismissal of the platform as “old.” “Windows is old,” he reminded the audience. Billions of people still use it. Second Life, he said, is “mature.” A true and just observation, I agree. Platforms, games, online activities do not endure this long unless they have something going for them. And Second Life seems to have more going for it than ever. SL’s greatest strength, in my opinion, is the opportunity for all participants to create according to their own imaginations, tools and levels of skill. We residents build it, every day!

My first SL Birthday was the 5th, and I remember it well.  Since then I’ve attended them all and exhibited in quite a few.  This year, Spyralle is one of the 200 stores in the SL17B shopping event. We have several new things for you, never before released, all with special discounts. And another gift…

Spyralle De Stijl Earrings #1

Spyralle De Stijl Earrings #1 – Gift for SL17B

The earrings, named after one of the prominent movements in 20th Century art and inspired by the work of its most famous member, Piet Mondrian, are a companion piece to Spyralle’s De Stijl Necklace, originally released in 2018.  The jewelry features enameled panels set in graphite frames hinged with silver pins. A color change HUD is included.  The original release was accompanied by single color earrings as an event gift. This is the first time the color change version has been available – now a gift at Spyralle’s SL17B store. The necklace is also among the items in the store at SL17B.

Spyralle Song of the Storm, ceramic garden figure

Spyralle Song of the Storm, ceramic garden figure

Spyralle’s major release for SL17B is a new pair of tall ceramic figures in the “Song”  series first seen at Fantasy Faire 2020.  The original sculptures feature processed fractals by Kerryth Tarantal.

Spyralle Song of the Rainbow

Spyralle Song of the Rainbow

Song of the Storm and Song of the Rainbow are available singly or as a discounted set at the shopping event, along with their older sisters, Song of the Moon and Song of the Sun. The Songs are part of a larger themed collection — Totem, Icons and Archetypes — some of which is on display at Spyralle’s home location.

Spyralle Buttercup Headpiece

Spyralle Buttercup Headpiece

SL17B also marks the debut of another new original from Spyralle – Buttercup! Our floral headpiece drops a gentle rain of matching blossoms behind the wearer. All four of the blossom head pieces released so far are at the event, including Blue Flax, which was previously out only for one weekend in May.

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