October’s right around the corner….it’s creeping crawling group gifty time!

So you may or may not know this bout me, but I love Halloween. Well actually I love candy corn. This love for candy corn borders on the insane – so I only allow myself to eat candy corn the 15 days before and the actual day of Halloween. Then I’m done for the year – no more candy corn till next year. IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO MAINTAIN CONTROL PEOPLE! Phew, I feel much better now. Anywho, last year I made a lovely little necklace called, the Spiders Crawling necklace. It was an exclusive gift for my group members only. Hopefully, you’re a member of the group – if not – get to my shop quick and join. I do not give out gifts to people joining the group AFTER the gift goes out. So join BEFORE Oct 1. Or, you’ll have to wait till next year for the gifty muuuwhahaahahahah. I put together this ensemble around the necklace, of course. A lovely do from Gritty Kitty, an awesome group skin from Tuli and a sahweet emsemble by the talented ms. Deschanel of Sn@tch…Here’s a slurl to teleport directly to my store!

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Outfit Credits

Hair – Butters (Black) – Gritty Kitty

Skin – Hope (Ivory) Pris – Tuli – Group Gift

Eyes – Summer Storm – Poetic Color Eyes

Lashes – Photo Shoot Lashes – Lelutka

Tattoo – hart.thistle&thorn tattoos – ~silentsparrow~

Jewelry – Dark Mouse Scorpions Crawling Necklace – An Exclusive Gift for Dark Mouse Group Member – Join before Oct. 1!

Outfit – Libertine – Sn@tch

Tights – Garter Socks (Nior) – Royal Blue

Shoes – Hyasynths (Black) – Shiny Things

Poses – Almost Always – LAP

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Negotiating sharp turns

I’m in a Barerose kind of mood! I’ve been mooning around for a week, looking for something that would look good with one of my newest pieces, the Cascade of Beads set (necklace & earrings). Finally it hit me – go to BareRose! So off I went! I particularly wanted a jacket to wear with this look and the Negotiator fit the bill (as did the price)! I’m so busy in RL – negotiating all the things that are going on for me that the name seemed very appropriate. I’ve got way too much going on! Hopefully things will slow down soon and I’ll be able to build more. Soooo, after the jacket, I decided to pick up the golds in the necklace, and did a search on ‘gold’ in my inventory. The gold pinstripes from Cupcakes where just the thing, and lent some interest to the outfit. My new to me boots from J’s rounded out the look. I’m wearing League skin (I lurve this skin) and an ETD hair called, Lorraine 2. While you wouldn’t wear this in RL without a shirt, I decided that SL called for a bit of smexyness. Well a lot of smexyness. Oh hell it’s SL. I think I’m starting to get anxious and desperately need some fall clothes. I’m just waiting a some releases *taps fingers impatiently*. Oh REMINDER! You can get these jewelry set at the Jewelry Fair – here’s an LM.

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Outfit Credits

Hair – Lorraine 2 (Smoke) – ETD

Skin – Medium Misty Golden Glow – League

Eyes – Autumn (Early Frost) – Poetic Color Eyes

Lashes – Photo Shoot Lashes – Lelutka

Jewelry – Dark Mouse Cascade of Beads Necklace & Earrings – Exclusively at the JewelFair – Click here for Landmark!

Jacket – Negotiator (Black) – Bare Rose

Pants – Basic Pinstripe (Golden) – Cupcakes

Boots – J’s Ankle Boots Round (Black) – J’s

Poses – Almost Always – LAP

New Flickr Group & Picks Rewards at Dark Mouse!

Oh Hai! So I’m starting a new promotion in my store! I really, really want to have my customers photos displayed in the store! Of course – I’m specifically looking for photos that feature my jewelry or hair. I’ve started a flickr group for peeps to submit photos to, you can find it by going here. There’s a gift for you if I choose to display your photos in my shop, a $500L gift card! So join my group! Also – I have a new picks rewards thingie in my store – if you like my stuff, I’d so love it for you to put me in your picks! There are some lovely rewards for doing so. Okay Public service announcement over! Here’s a teleport to the store to click the board!

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Time to step up

After reading Cajsa’s excellent post on the incident at Rebel Hope Designs, I felt compelled to do something. I’ve linked her post for you as I feel that she can state the case infinitely better than I could. As a content creator, I know just how hard and long it takes to make stuff for SL. Most of us log on after our long RL day and work into the late hours for admittedly what is a labor of love. For me personally, and I know I’ve said it before, SL is the only opportunity I have for a creative outlet. I know a lot of other people feel the same way. And some have been at it for a lot longer than I have. I don’t know Rebel Hope, but I know I’ve shopped at her store in the past. I found this stunning confection of a new release gown there today – and paired it with a new set of my own and another lovely hair style from ETD. Take a minute to head to the Rebel Hope’s sims, and visit the wonderful stores you will find there. Here’s a slurl to the store.

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Outfit Credits

Hair – Tiana (Honey) – ETD

Skin – Dhr (Gorgeous Gold Pale) – Dhr Skins

Eyes – Summer Storm – Poetic Color Eyes

Lashes – Natural Prim Lashes – La Sylphide

Jewelry – 30’s Vintage Art Deco Pearls – Currently ONLY available at the Jewelry Fair!

Dress – Ginger Gold – Rebel Hope Designs

Shoes – MIB Stillettos (Color Change – Cream) – HOC Industries

Poses – Almost Always – LAP

Divine Deco

I was fooling around one day with a sculpted prim – granted my sculpted prims skills are ‘coming along’ LOL so most days you can find me screwing with them. Since it takes me 4 times as long as anyone else to learn stuff, I have to give myself plenty of screwing around time. I’m a ‘oh, I get it’ kind of learner. I look at stuff repeatedly over a long period of time (and I do mean repeatedly) when suddenly a light goes on and ‘bing’ I get it. Any how, as I said, I was fooling around with a sculpted prim one day, and using a texture I had created to see how it would look on the prim when suddenly I did a repeat of the texture and ‘bing’ light went on. I was looking at a problem I had been considering for sometime – how to get a more realistic ‘marcasite’ texture effect on a prim. Suddenly I was staring at it. YAY! I immediately set about to creating a necklace in an Art Deco style that I admire most. The shimmery delicate effect of marcasite, a silvery black stone that was used in a lot of vintage jewelry and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years. I wanted a necklace with this effect and I wanted it to have a tassel, another thing I’d been looking to do. And that’s how my most recent release, Divine Deco, was born. Cajsa was lovely and blogged it – we’ve had long discussions on her love for vintage deco jewelry. I wanted to show it off again! I love, love, love this piece. I love the fact that its creation came out of a ‘bing’ moment. For this post I wanted to pair it with a dress from PixelDolls, because I love all her dresses and had seen some on the feeds recently that caught my eye. I chose to go with the lovely ‘gala’ dress because of the colors, a striking red bodice that fades into a black full length skirt, and because the neckline worked well with my necklace LOL. I pulled some vintage pumps from Aphrodite Designs out of my inventory and a lovely ‘old school’ hair style from ETD that I feel is absolutely timeless – we need new hair from ETD! Finally – the base for ANY great look in SL a fabulous skin. I’m wearing the Horizon 3 Chai Nova skin from Launa Fauna which I was lucky enough to snap up while her weekend fatpack sale was on! No one, and I mean NO ONE does a matte lip like Launa. <3. OH – big important reminder! This necklace set and all my other new releases this past week are EXCLUSIVELY at the Jewelry Fair. Here’s a slurl to get directly to the show. Oh and I should throw in a mention about my pricing – not everyone seems to know. A single set from me is usually 150 or 200L. However – if you spring for the fatpack, it’s only 300 or 400L – which means you get one of the sets for FREE. So, buy the fatpack, it’s the best deal!

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Fighting the crowds.

There is nothing more satisfying than a perfect dress from Artilleri. When Antonia Marat released this new dress last week, I quite frankly shoved and fought my way past the crowds to get it. HAHA! Release day was like a scene out of Filene’s basement. There are many reasons to love this dress, starting at the jauntily turned up collar and ending at the perfectly draped fall of skirt. But for me, it’s simply the color. I cannot resist the combination of pink and brown. I HAD to have it. I’ve paired it with the charming ankle socks from Naive, and the Avanti flats from Celestial Studios and my own Felicja hair. The necklace and earrings are part of my new releases – the shell set. ONLY to be found at the Jewelry fair along with my other releases. Use this slurl to teleport directly to my booth (well almost directly) at the fair! The skin is the versatile and wondrous XOXO skin from Chai (a freebie omg). I dug these ‘diamond girl’ tipped lashes out of my inventory cause I felt that they completed the whole look. I think I’m totally rocking the Michelle Obama look here! HAHA! If you’re into the retro look, get your pixelated butt over to Artilleri.

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Outfit Credits

Hair – Felicja (Dark Black) – Dark Mouse

Skin – Chai NOVA Tone 3 [XOXO] – CHAI

Eyes – Summer (Cool Night) – Poetic Color Eyes

Lashes – Diamond Girl Lashes – Talon Faire

Jewelry – Shell Flower Necklace & Earrings, Catty Eye Glasses – Dark Mouse

Dress – Wilma Dress w/belt (Brown) – Artilleri

Socks – Ankle Socks (White) – Naive

Shoes – Avanti Flats (Brown) – Celestial Studios

Poses – Almost Always – LAP

Dark Mouse at the Jewelry Fair!

Sooooo without further ado – I have my new releases for the jewelry fair. I really want to show them all to you, I have 4 new jewelry sets and 4 new sets of bangles. For those of you not in the know – I typically sell my sets with a necklace and earrings to match, in gold, silver or copper for one low price. I also sell bangles sets with matching earrings, typically highly detailed hoops of one kind or another. I want to say that well, I spent an awful lot of time on these items. The texture on the cascading bead set is well, a triumph of sorts for me. Yes I get excited when I create an awesome texture that I fall in love with…it’s true, I am a complete nerd. Please take a look and I’ve put a couple of shots out so that they hit the feed, but the majority of pics are after the cut. Since there are sooo many close up shots, I put those on my flickr page, go here to check them out! I pray the cut I put on the page works – if it doesn’t I beg your forgiveness! You can visit my booth at the fair by using this slurl!

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Jewelry Fair Time!

Hi all! It’s that time – Jewelry Fair time! The Fair starts on Friday, September 18. 100 jewelers in one place, all ready to show off their fantastic and newest stuff! I have a bunch of newness – and all of it is at the fair – I won’t have it in the shop for a bit! So go to the fair. Oh and I have a lovely little tidbit for you if you stop by my booth. See below for pic! Oh and last but not least. I REALLY, REALLY want to post pics of all my stuff on my blog. But it will dominate the feeds. Soooo, I’m going to put the pics behind a cut (I think…if I screw it up, I humbly beg everyones forgiveness). ***Edited to say – I’ll post all the pics on Friday.*****Be on the lookout! OH and for all the news and details on the fair – check out the website here!

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a plurkadillo*

So if you follow me on plurk at all, you’ll realize how utterly boring I actually am. In any case, I’ve been whining about the cost of a certain pair of boots and after being convinced I needed them discovered that I cannot have them in brown – waaaaahhhhhh. Since I have the patience of a gnat, I decided I needed to go to plan b. You see I had this idea for an outfit, and it was coming along brilliantly till I got stopped at boots. And I wanted thigh high boots….and I wanted brown. Anywho here we are. I remembered than that I had these simply brilliant boots from HOC. At the knee I felt they were close to the look I wanted. But they needed to be dark brown. They are color change but the brown for color change was too light for me. I ended up choosing grey with a brown tint on it. I think it works. I found the jacket for this outfit at Lookr and love the blue and brown combination with the cuffs. The shorts I found because of the fabulous Beanie Canning, who somehow manages to locate the cutest things EVER! I saw them on her blog and had to have them. That’s about the time I became fixated on the boots LOL! I decided that the whole thing needed leggings. Jewelry is my own mussed up set, which seems to lend itself to a variety of looks. The hair is from Shag, the textures are simply yummy. The skin is a group FREEBIE from Chai. Look at this skin OMG and it’s a vibrant blue liner. For this look I went with tone 4, my old standby from the doubleshot line. I dunno the whole thing works for me! Hope it works for you!

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Outfit Credits

Hair – Entangled (Espresso) – Shag

Skin – NOVA Freckled Tone 04 XOXO – CHAI

Eyes – Summer Storm – Poetic Color Eyes

Lashes – Natural Prim Lashes – La Sylphide

Jewelry – Mussed Up (Copper/Black Glass) – Dark Mouse

Shirt – Celine (White) – Last Call (Only available at yardsales, etc)

Shorts – Button Pants (Black) – humming

Jacket – Orchid Indigo – Lookr

Tights – Leggings (Dark Brown) – Soxie

Shoes – Neo Boots (Grey w/Brown Tint) – HOC Industries

Poses – Almost Always – LAP

*a plurkidillo – an unaccountable dilemma that one plurks whiningly about.

Soooo you say it’s your birthday (da-nana-nah-nah-nana)?

Soooo you say it’s your birthday (da-nana-nah-nah-nana)? Well it’s my birthday tooooooo! To celebrate, I’m marking 9 REALLY COOL things in my store down to $9L……YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND THEM!!!…be there or be square!!! BUT WAIT!!! There’s more! In the tradition of all good hobbits, I’m GIVING a present away to EVERYONE! You’ll find a present from me on the coffee table in the store!!! HURRY it ends at midnight tonite! Teleport to Dark Mouse NOW!

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