The Finest Jewelry

Tiny prims are a challenge. If you have never worked with them—tortured a prim down to its eensiest size, you don’t know what it means to work with them. The original master of tiny prim engineering was Random Calliope. Consider this sculpture he did, all 81 prims of it, next to the smallest cube I can make at .010 X .010 X .010.

The Finest Jewelry

No, that’s not a trick of your eyes. Actually, it’s a trick in my inventory—if I am not totally careful when I rez it, the darn thing ends up taking 81 prims somewhere on my sim, and I can’t find it without thorough searching. (And on this Primcess’ land, that’s like looking for a needle in a haystack!)

The Finest Jewelry

This blog is all about the tiny prims. Specifically, Di Yifu’s tiny prims. Di is in the next generation of exquisite jewelry makers after Random, as far as I am concerned. Following in the footsteps of such artisans as Caliah Lyon, Skinkie Winkler, and , Di Yifu brings new art to tiny prims. I am showing here her exquisite Laoris choker and earrings, which she is selling at this year’s Jewelry Fair.

The Finest Jewelry

Unlike Random, who worked exclusively with SL-made prims, no scripts, and SL-made textures, Di has opted to use sculpties and she has made a beautiful texture that rotates in the middle of each one of those little diamonds.

I chose a lovely and simple dress from Nicky Ree—the Kathy gown. It’s the elegance this necklace deserves without overpowering its beauty.

The Finest Jewelry

The hair is from fri.day, a terrific new store on the grid. If I wasn’t open-minded, I would think these were old designers rebranding, since the products, store, and business are so good, especially the hair.

The Finest Jewelry

Bedecked in jewels:

Hair: fri. – Allison – Dramatic Red by Parvarti Monday for fri.day

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries-T:Chamois/Summer by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: *NR* Kathy Gown – Green by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree

Earrings: “Laoris” elven/fairy earrings by Di Yifu for Inca Temple

Necklace: “Laoris” fairy/elven choker by Di Yifu for Inca Temple

Shoes: Storm Schmooz Opinelle by Storm Schmooz for L’Atelier Storm Schmooz

Dance at Dusk

OK, let’s face it. We all want pretty dresses. We all have indulged in a dance at Apollo or Avilion, watching with starry eyes as our skirts swirl around us and our dancing partner. The dream of wearing a beautiful full gown starts at an early age, and women never really shake it.

Dance at Dusk

I was instantly taken back to that childhood dream of having a beautiful blue gown when I donned this dress from Ravenlynn Templar. Ravenlynn’s dresses are gorgeous creations, many of them inspired by gowns seen in movies. Her textures are detailed and well-drawn. She uses prims well and her skirts flow about beautifully. And I may add, her dresses are inexpensive, so you can fill your fantasy dress folder economically.

Dance at Dusk

I have complimented this beautiful midnight blue gown with a necklace from Di Yifu. Di, a premier jewelry maker, explained to me once that she came from a family of RL jewelers. Hence, her attention to detail and exactitude in her construction. Her work is exquisite. This necklace is really the least of it. I highly recommend a trip to her store.

Dance at Dusk

Shall we…?

Hair: MIEL BM HAIR BLONDE 1 by Mika Nieuport for Miel

Skin: Pulse Skin-Valeries T: Wheat/Blueberry by Lorac Farella for Pulse Skins

Dress: Enchanted-Yvaine’s blue  gown by Ravenlynn Templar for LVS&Co

Necklace: Lady Di necklace by Di Yifu for Inca Temple