Can you feel it? There’s an excitement in the air sort of like electricity charging everyone (especially children) with new life, hopes, and dreams. But that’s real life. Right? Here in SL that excitement is the sound of designers working well into the wee hours of the morning, drinking pot upon pot of coffee or perhaps a bottle or two (maybe three) of wine or some other alcoholic beverage to bring to us all their finest wares, all in time for the Jewelry and Accessory Expo set to open in just two short days. That’s right! TWO days! On December 6th the hard work of some of SL’s finest designers will have paid off as the sim opens up for everyone to enter and shop til they drop. I’ll be introducing you to two of those hard working designers today.First off, .Enfant Terrible. has dazzled us with her creative mesh designs as of late and her submissions for the Jewelry and Accessory Expo are no exception. If you like fur, or all things with a vintage feel, the fur hat and shoulders will be something you want to add to your wardrobe, as well as the vintage ring set, made for the SLink gesture hands.
Finally, Air has designed a pair of glasses that I have absolutely fallen in love with. The level of detail to these specs is amazing and they’re available in gold or silver to suit your taste. I must confess, I’d not heard of Air prior to the Jewelry and Accessory Expo. But I’m glad I know of them now. So take some time and venture into some shops you’ve not heard of during the expo. I promise, the treasures you find will be well worth the time spent doing so.
…but the fire is so delightful in this festive fireplace with bookshelves by Dench Designs.
Perfectly decorated for the holidays with a framed wintery scene, garland, wreaths, and stockings hanging from the mantle, this is a must have from the POE hunt. The complete set includes the fireplace with bookshelves, Christmas tree with gifts, rug, sofa, chair, and a side table decorated with a candle and festive greeting card.
Again, I pulled from various designers to show how well the items work together in your home decor. Special Jewell’s Fine Art has gifted us with this beautiful Peace Lily artwork. I couldn’t resist getting into these comfy plaid pajamas offered by The Wish List Shoppe and settling in for a good read.
And finally, a family gathering room wouldn’t be complete without some music. This cute player piano offered by True North Designs is perfect for your holiday entertaining with animations in the bench and several holiday tunes to “play” for friends and loved ones.
I hope you all are having a wonderful week and enjoying the Peace On Earth hunt. A special thank you to the designers for their generosity. You all rock socks.
Did you know?
Global seizures of illegal ivory suggest that some 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were slaughtered in 2011 alone to furnish demand in major markets around the world.
The message is simple: Stop Wildlife Trafficking.
And to highlight it, the United States destroyed tons of elephant ivory it has seized over the years — and will pay out $1 million to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Hours before the destruction of the stockpile in Colorado Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the reward money to help dismantle elephant and rhino trafficking syndicates. It’s the first time the United States has offered such a reward, he said. The ivory was seized and maintained as evidence until court trials were completed. Once the cases were concluded, some of it was used for training law enforcement officers. ”Over the past 25 years, we have accumulated far more elephant ivory than we can use for these purposes, and decided to destroy this material as a demonstration of our commitment to combating wildlife trafficking,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said. ”We want to send a clear message that the United States will not tolerate ivory trafficking and the toll it is taking on elephant populations, particularly in Africa.” The illegal ivory trade has doubled worldwide since 2007, with the United States the second-largest retail market for illegally acquired ivory. China is the largest market.
An unprecedented demand for ivory today has resulted in the slaughter of elephants throughout their range. It is estimated that 96 elephants were killed in Africa each day during 2012. That translates to four elephants an hour or one elephant every 15 minutes. In scarcely more time than it takes to read this commentary, one more elephant will be dead.
Fueling this devastation are greed for a rare commodity, local poverty and social disorder. Wracked by civil strife, central Africa presently finds itself amidst political chaos that has enabled people to profit from the looting of natural resources, including wildlife. At present rates of decline, forest elephants could go extinct within a decade.
- How many elephants are left on earth?
- Are elephants endangered species?
There are about 600 000 African elephants, and between 30 000 and 50 000 Asian elephants. (Approximately 20% are in captivity) It´s difficult to estimate their numbers exactly. The Africans dropped by 50%, from 1.3 millions to 600 000, between 1979 and 1989, because of poaching. About 8 elephants an hour (70 000/year) were poached during this period, until the CITES Ivory ban 1989.
The CITES ((Washington)Convention of International Trade In Endangered Species) regard both species as so threatened, so they are included an appendix 1. (the red list) In the Cites conference 1997, populations in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia were downlisted to appendix II. This means that limited trade with ivory on quota, to Japan is ok.
If a population is undisturbed, it grows with only 6% a year according to the IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature) elephant specialist group.
Won’t you help us? Through December 31, 2013 you can purchase this gorgeous necklace and earring set, When Elephants Dream, designed by Belle Roussel, owner/designer of Chop Zuey Couture Jewelry, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Foundation. Let’s stop wildlife trafficking.
A special thank you to Hezabel Blackheart for being kind enough to gather the information found in this post.
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December is almost here and that means it’s time to get yourself ready for the 6th Peace On Earth Grid Wide Hunt! The hunt begins December 1st 2013 and runs through January 6th 2014 sending the happy hunter back and forth across the grid from one gracious designer to another in search of the elusive globe where a treasure trove of goodies is to be found inside. Check the POE website for any information you may need and be sure to check back here often as I blog the wonderful gifts these generous designers have created, just for us.
Running shoes…check! Bags…check! Hot chocolate…check! Hey…gonna need that chocolate ya know.
Today is Thanksgiving in the states and after getting my fill of turkey and dressing and fighting with my brother and uncle over the final sliver of pumpkin pie, I wanted post and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and to thank you for reading my little blog and following me as I travel through Second Life. Each like, share, or comment really does brighten my day. So thank you, very much.
The Peace On Earth Grid Wide Hunt is getting ready to kick off their sixth year and I chose today to begin posting for the hunt because to me, Thanksgiving and Peace on Earth sort of go hand in hand. We give thanks for all of the military personnel, the medical teams, police officers, our public servants, but how wonderful would it be to have a world filled with peace. Aphrodite Megastore created a charming Thanksgiving Centerpiece which you’ll find in the hunt.
And of course, there is a ton of Christmas stuff so let’s just get that started, shall we? Prime designed these cute Christmas chairs in red and white, they’ll fit with any of your holiday decor and brighten up the room too.
I decided with so much to work with, it would be easy to put more than one designer together to show you how you could use the goodies you find in the hunt for your own home. Looks pretty festive huh? The fireplace and Christmas tree from Stonewood Interiors is awesome. And the teddy on a candy cane from !-[LoveFactory]- is absolutely adorable.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Christmas. Now…what to wear?
Paisley Daisy designed a beautiful lace gown all in white for your festive evenings with loved ones. The gown comes with a tiara and halo made of glowing clusters of stars. I accessorized the gown with the beautiful The Promise necklace and earrings from .:EMO-tions:. and the exquisite texture change Christmas Tree pin from GlamDammit.
See how well made each piece is? You can tell these designers put hours and hours of love into their craft for this hunt each year. We truly are blessed to have each and every one of them participate in Peace On Earth. But we can’t go to the party without our favorite contacts right? Sterling Artistry is gifting us with 18 shades of eyes, sure to be a color for every one. The package comes with mesh, prim, and system eyes as well.
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Now grab your hat and coats and let’s go hit those black Friday sales!
I’m so excited about the upcoming Jewelry and Accessory Expo, and if you’re a fan of shoes, jewelry, and all things accessories, I know you will be too. I’d like to start off with the introduction of the first of three exclusive items offered at the Expo by Yasum, the Dead End Boots. These boots are fantastically detailed and edgy with a hud to create darn near any look you like. You have options to change the colors of the trim and boot base, the boot itself and the cute little pendant as well. As soon as I opened the package from Azlyn Vaher, I fell in love.
The Jewelry and Accessory Expo begins December 6th and runs through the 21st with amazing designs from some of the grid’s top designers. You don’t want to miss it!
We are excited to announce our calender with show dates and times. We have alot lined up with individual shows from 10 top designers in accessories and jewelry including Amarelo Manga, Energie Footwear, Finesmith, Gabriel, Liv Glam, Maxi Gossamer, Pure Poison, VINTAGE Jewels, Violater, and ZIbska. In addition we have some really great parties including a Magical Top Hat Masquerade Ball, SL Live Haute Fashionista Party, and the Get Down & Boogey Disco Party. Not to mention all of the industry parties from AVENUE, KMADD, ModeLS Magazine, SL Live Radio, Gay Archipelago, and Maniera.
We have the amazing Rix Spyker working on the sims. To keep abreast of what he is doing you can follow the build process on the builder blog at: http://sirenproductionsl.com/index.php/category/builders-blog/. Everyone is looking forward to seeing you all at Jewelry & Accessory Expo!
Calendar of Events
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6th, 2013
6-7pm SL Jewelry & Accessory Expo Fashion Show
7-9pm SL Siren Industry Party
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th, 2013
12-1pm SL LivGlam Fashion Show
1-3pm SL KMADD Industry Party
6-7pm SL Vintage Jewels Jewelry Show
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8th, 2013
12-1pm Amarelo Mango
1-3pm SL ModeLS Magazine Industry Party
FRIDAY DECEMBER 13th, 2013
12-1pm SL Pure Poison Accessory Show
1-3pm SL AVENUE Industry Party
6-7pm SL Violater Accessory Show
7-9pm Get Down and Boogey Disco Party
SUNDAY DECEMBER 15th, 2013
12-1pm SL Gabriel Accessory Show
1-3pm SL Gay Archipelago Industry Party
6-7pm SL Energie Footwear Show Show
7-9pm SL Magical Top Hat Masquerade Ball
THURSDAY DECEMBER 19th, 2013
6-7pm SL Maxi Gossamer Accessory Show
7pm-9pm SL Maniera Industry Party
FRIDAY DECEMBER 20th, 2013
12-1pm SL Zibska Accessory Show
1-3pm SL SL Live Haute Fashionista Party
6-7pm SL Finesmith Jewelry Show
SATURDAY DECEMBER 21st, 2013
12-1pm SL Jewelry & Accessory Expo Fashion Show
1-3pm – SL SL Live Industry Party
Designers Taking Part
Amarelo Manga, Energie Footwear, Finesmith, Gabriel, Liv Glam, Maxi Gossamer, Pure Poison, VINTAGE Jewels , Violator, Zibska
J&A Expo Designers:
7891, (deeR), [Bamboo] Nails , [ cliché fashion ] , [Mystic Canvass] , [The Forge], Adjunct, AGA Accessories, AIDORU, Alexandra Sautereau Collection , Always Eclectic, Amacci, Amaranthus, Amnesia, Auxiliary, B. Barbie, BadUnicorn, BaUbLeS! By Phe , Belle Amie, Bens Beauty, Bliensen + MaiTai , Boudoir, Bowtique , BSD Design Studio, Cae Original Mesh Jewelry, Cashmere & Keane, CentoPallini, Cherry House of London, Chimeric Fashions, CoLLisions, Crystal Line, Cubic Cherry Kre-ations, Dahlinks, Designs by Sebastian, Diamante, Digital Aura, DRD, Earthstone’s, Eclectica , E-Clipse, EMO-Tions , Faster Pussycat, Faun Unlimited, Feel, Gang/Cold, Goth1c0, GSpot, Handverk, IdentityBodyShop, Image Factory, Indrya, INNUENDO, J&A Rock Culture, Jewelry by Jake , JfL, Just You Jewels, KL Couture, Kumaki, Kunglers, Le Primitif, Legal Insanity, Luas, Mad Echo , Madrid Solo, ME Jewelry, miwardrobe accessories, MODA, Modern Couture, Modish, Nicclas Design , Noodles, O.M.E.N , Orage Creations, Praxis, Rainbown Custom Jewelry, Revanche, R3volt, Rookhold Designs, SOGO, Son!a Luxury Fashion, Sour Pickles!, Styles by Danielle, SYS, Tableau Vivant, Tentacio, Things, VG Shoes, Xen’s Hats, Yasum, Yuko, Zentro, Zuri Jewelry.
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