Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Free Wings & New Wings

New Flexi wings at Material Squirrel:

I've also changed the wings in the profile rewards box to these two wings:

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Sculpted Angel Wings

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US.

And look, I finally finished some wings! These took me a while. The sculpted ones require the sculpting part and then the texturing part and then scripting fun. So it's a lot more work than the flexis.

But they are worth it!

These also come in silver, gold, espresso and snowflake, but I'm trying to not torture the feeds with too many pictures. See my Flickr for pics of the other colors.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Gift Cards

Gift certificates/vouchers are now available at Material Squirrel Wings. You will be able to buy gift certificates and give them to your friends/loved ones/tiny squirrely minions and they can redeem them for wings. The gift cards are ONLY redeemable at the Gift Card Vendors in the gift card section. You cannot redeem them at the regular adboxes.

Here is the gift card vendor section location in world.

I have a small booth of angel wings at the Christmas themed sim - Winterstock. And also, this angel halo for only 1L. So go take a look and do some shopping.

Winterstock location

Thursday, November 05, 2009

This is my job.

Second Life content creation is my job. No, it does not pay terribly well. No, there are no health benefits. But I get to work at this part time and spend more time with my kid than I might be able to otherwise. AND I get to create things and make things, which I LOVE. I always have about 400 million more ideas than I have time to do. (Which doesn't even count the projects I've started and never finished.)

Content theft hurts content creators. Not only the lost sales revenue, but the time it takes to deal with the theft and file the DCMA and open tickets with LL and then sometimes they still have to do that ALL over again to get the stuff finally wiped.

There are TWO groups today who have boycotts in SL. One is the Step Up. They are asking for NO uploads. The other is Artist's Voice. They are asking for boycotts of all L transaction/Land store and to have shops close up their stores completely and to not shop.

I don't think that the boycott of stores/shopping/transactions is the answer. This penalizes the two groups who are hurt the most by content theft - legit shop owners who spend countless hours creating and the loyal customers who spend the Linden to support those countless hours of creation.

I know people want to do something. And I do appreciate people who aren't all content creators bringing new ideas and new forms of protest to the table. Content creators have been talking to Linden Labs about theft since 2006 (or maybe 2005). While we were able to get LL to act on some of the copybot issues, we still can't get them to go any further. So to see people form groups and say, hey let's do something, well, I really appreciate that. But I don't agree with the form the Artist's Voice protest took, so I am not participating this time. (Tho I am going to refrain from uploading files, that I can do, I hope. It is NOT going to be easy.)

Elysium had a wonderful idea that we should swamp LL's email servers with emails of protest. THAT is something that wouldn't hurt content creators and might even get LL's attention. Maybe. I hope to see both of these groups come up with new forms of protest.

I'm speaking on this so my loyal customers know my reasons for not closing my store.

Other voices:
Achariya is doing an excellent series of blog posts with designers speaking on content theft.
And I also really liked what Allegory had to say on this subject.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Deader Than You Tour

Welcome to the DEADER THAN YOU tour!

Here's how this works:

You buy things with token items. (I've put up token items in each wing section so you should be able to find something in your style - look for the bat token image!)

You turn the token items in for COOL STUFF before the end of the month.

We're all really happy.

It's simple!

Tokens are redeemable at ANY store along the tour, so you can turn in tokens you bought from this store somewhere else. All token items come with a token bat that can be redeemed for really nifty prizes. All token items have an explanation of how to redeem the bats. Bats can only be redeemed by the stores included on the tour.

Now go. Buy. Redeem yourself and your bats.

Happy shopping from the Deader Than You rock tour!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Flexi Sparrow Wings

Flexi sparrow wings - for those who prefer their wings in flexi. (For those who prefer prims, we have sculpted prim sparrow wings too!)

Material Squirrel In World

On Xstreet

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Halloween Masks

I've created some fun/gross half masks for Halloween.

Each has 12 different textures, scripted texture change. 75L each

1 sculpted prim

Material Squirrel in World

Horror Mask on Xstreet

Sci Fi Mask on Xstreet

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Fairy Wings on Sale

Fairy wings are on sale at Material Squirrel

This is on all flexi fairy wings EXCEPT the new tattered wings.

This does include the dark fairy, the pixie, and the butterfly wings, in addition to the wings in the fairy section.

Duration: Through Tuesday - I will change the prices back on Wednesday, September 9th

Buy on the WALL only. The pose stands won't give you the discount. (But if you do accidentally buy through the pose stand, just let me know with a nc showing the transaction number and date and I will get you a refund.)

And for those of you who like your world darker, I have some dark horror things coming out for Halloween soonish (this week I hope!)

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Tattered Fairy Wings

People have been asking for tattered fairy wings. And asking.

And I swear, I've been trying! This is the 4th or 5th tattered fairy wing I've tried to do. But this time, ha! I actually succeeded.

And now all of you Fae can run around looking a bit tattered or worn, like you just took the UnSeelie court DOWN. Or if you happen to fly on the other side of the line, there are some darker colors in here for you too!

Not going to torture you with ALL 10 of the wings, but you can see all of them on my flickr page.

I did 10 colors of these and so I decided to make a fat pack, just in case you need all the colors.

10 Tattered Fairy wings in all the colors - 900L - woohoo!

Material Squirrel Wings in world

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Wings & Fantasy Faire

The Fantasy Faire is now open! Stop by Material Squirrel booth - I have 5 wings in limited edition colors to benefit Relay for Life. (Marcheline, Night Fairy, and Arch Demon Tattered pictured above.) These special colors will only be available for the duration of the faire. You can also see the other colors of these styles of wings - those will be up in the shop next week.

I also have a wall of flexi wings on sale at 175L at the faire!

Stop by!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Angel Wings

New Flexi Angel wings at the Material Squirrel store.

Fantasy Faire - Coming Soon!

Material Squirrel has a booth at the Fantasy Faire that opens on Monday. And I have LOTS of goodies for this show.

I've designed 4 new styles of wings. For each style, I've done a limited edition color that will benefit Relay for Life. These colors will be available ONLY during the Faire. After that, they will be gone forever.

Here are the Arch Demon in Tatters Wings - the Envy green. Special thanks to Customer X for suggesting this. AND I'm so sorry I can't find the notecard you gave me suggesting it. I'd like to thank you in person (well, via IM) but I can't find your name!

These are the Evadne Wings in Sand. The Evadne wings have a lovely watercolor effect. They are my new favorites.

And I'll post more pictures and stuff on Monday (along with a SL URL), but this is just a small teaser taste.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Haunted Zuzu is making stuffz.

Read more about it over at Haunted Zuzu's blog

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Sculpted Phoenix, Blue Bird and Inspired Sparrow Wings

New wings - inspired by sparrow wings, these new sculpted wings are for the birds (and angels and other winged creatures). Note that I said inspired because I did not follow the anatomy of a sparrow wing all that closely.

I also did a Phoenix version because many people have requested Phoenix wings. And also a Blue Bird version. Make a little bird house in your soul!

And also - um, so these are only 299L. Why? Because the fold position is not a true fold (like the other two types of sculpted wings) so we had to do way less work with the scripts, sculpt maps, and texutures. I think the fold position still looks nice, but because it was less work, therefore it cost less.

Material Squirrel In World


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Profile Rewards - New Wings

Everyday, the profile rewards will now cycle through a new wing (well, 9 of them).

For the first few days, we have the Krayl Wings:

Today is the Bright Red Krayl wings.

Then on Sunday, we'll move to the Sylph wings:

Here's how it works:

You put the Material Squirrel location in your picks in your profile (or just smile and skip this step if you've already done it).
You wait about 48 hours, unless you were smart enough to put the pick into your profile earlier.
Then you go here (in world location).
Click the sign, get your new free wings.

If you don't get your wings AND you've had the pick in your profile for more than 48 hours, please do not curse me with a cloud of man-eating chibi monkeys. Simply IM Kala Bijoux with the name of the wing for that day and say you couldn't get it and I will get it to you. I'm not trying to cheat anyone. The Lindens have recently monkeyed with the code/database for this so that's why it hasn't been working.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Night Flight and Calix

2 new flexi wings at Material Squirrel

In World Location

Profile rewards system - I've had to take the old one down because it wasn't working. I should have the new system up and running by tomorrow or Wednesday, with new wings.

Next week I hope to release a new set of sculpted wings. Cross your fingers on that one tho, as sculpted stuff takes me forever.

Friday, April 03, 2009


A long long time ago, the SL universe was young and Ziggy and I made you all cry.

Well, ok, we made a scripted attachment that emits particle tears. And then aside from one small update, we didn't do anything else to it. But recently, I've dusted off this ancient product and updated it.
- 2 textures for enhanced realism (new texture too, not the old one!)
- Easy touch Menu (touch nose) or chat command /99 menu
- separate eye controls - Left/Right
- Change Speed & Amount
- change color (set of preset colors)
- mod/copy

I've also created a blood tears model:

Available at Material Squirrel Main Store

For the same ancient price we've always charged for these 85L

Updates - I'm not offering free updates for these unless you purchased a set in the last month (and I can find that transaction in my transaction history). Since this product is no transfer and we did not include update scripts in these, I have no way of updating them/confirming ownership. And they are only 85L.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

2009 Relay for Life Angel Wings

Yep, I'm spamming you with all of the colors. Because this is for a REALLY good cause. Other than that, you know I try to spare the feeds and stuff all the colors.

2009 Relay for Life Angel Wings -all proceeds go to Relay for Life

Limited Edition - once RFL ends in July, these flexi scripted wings will no longer be available for sale.

Cost -299L
If you pay less, your payment will be considered a DONATION and you will not receive wings. Please do be sure to pay the correct amount.

If you purchase wings from the pose stand, I will pay your donation into the kiosk on my store. If this makes you uncomfortable, please pay to the vendor boxes with RFL. These are scripted to take the donation from my account and directly send it to the RFL account.

I did mention making some sculptie chibi wings for this, but they really did not come out as I wanted. And I decided rather than fight with it for months and weeks, I'd make some flexi wings and get them out there. Sculpties are still a learning process for me.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Sale

In an ongoing saga about lack of creativity and co-opting holidays, I'm having another sale at Material Squirrel.

You guessed - the St. Patrick's Sale at Material Squirrel

all GREEN wings are only 199L

You must buy from the adbox on the wall only. The pose stand will not give you this deal.

Time length:
Ends Thursday afternoon. Unless I forget to change the prices back then.

PS - I put up a Relay for Life donation box in the store. If you donate there, you get a little prize from the Passionate Redhead's group. I will have angel wings for sale to benefit RFL soonish - I'm waiting for inspiration. And I also can't decide if I should make sculpty wings (I'm thinking cute simple ones, kinda chibi-esque) or stick with the flexi. Your input is always appreciate!

Material Squirrel In World

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Abyss Sculpted Demon Wings - Finally.

Abyss Sculpted Demon Wings. I've been working on these on and off since November. They are fully scripted like all of our wings (tho they have different options than the flexi wings). They also have a REAL fold position, no invsi prims. Also, no alpha prims on these so you can avoid the Dreaded Flicker with hair and other things. AND THEY ARE SHINY.

Material Squirrel in World

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