Snug Harbor Blogger
Amon Neve Jewels on Snug Harbor not only bridges its owner’s real life business with that of a virtual world, it also links a mystical line and ancient craft with natural crystals, silver and gold to create unique jewelry that would make the Eastern Astrakhans eons ago proud.
You need not be an archaeologist to appreciate the craftsmanship of Demi’s work. Many of her real life necklaces are virtually represented and can be found on Snug Harbor Island’s boardwalk, close to the landing point.
In Demi’s beautiful French Manor in Second Life, I met with her and Juan, who helped her design her Ankh necklace in mesh. Demi is from France and Juan from Puerto Rico. She told me that it was active building friends that informed her about SL and its diverse opportunities. Her friend, Edika, who makes beautiful gowns and French fashions actually made her log on.
“In the beginning, I didn’t want to come here, but I saw the potential was amazing for using creative media suite. Suite meaning activity media such as audio, video, 3D and design,” she confessed.
Juan has the training and Demi has skill is drawing and jewelry design.
Demi began her exploration of virtual creation by designing her jewels with basic prim designs. With Edika as her mentor, she was quickly inspired. Then an idea came to her, she’d create the same jewels here as she had in real life at http://www.amonneve.com/. The Second Life jewelry mirrors her silver creations.
“In real life I also collect old pieces, art deco and modern,” she explained.” I buy antique jewelry that inspires people. I started making jewelry three years ago, initially with Swarovski crystals. I also use little Swarovski crystals for bead work,” she said. “And in Second Life I assemble the mesh that was recently produced and I place the textures and mount them.”
Asked what her most popular piece is and she’ll tell you Ankh because it’s a vampire theme or a bit steampunk.
“I had met at New Babbage with Inventor Alchelmi. He was a steampunk scripter,” added Demi. “We had made stones that interchange colors.”
“It’s a nice jewel and also antique. It has a philosophy,” she said about Ankh. “I also like psychedelic epoch. I find it interesting. I sell a number of fetish pieces, but not BDSM. More like chokers with a crystal pendant, in a leaf shape. It’s very elegant.”
Demi said she has about 10 necklaces for sale. She will add another once the real life prototype has been created in sterling silver. The necklaces do not exceed 100 prims.
She tells me of a new design she has made with Juan which she named Phi Ankh and I can’t wait to purchase her jewelry. They shimmer in the moonlight