Friday, November 30, 2007

Gem Deco New Release

Due to popular demand, the Gem Deco is now an Earring and Necklace set and available at my NEW Mainstore at Addictive, next to Diversity Hair and Digit Darkes. If you haven't been to Addictive as of yet, stop by and check it out. The sets are Transfer for gifting purposes.

The Essentia Gem Deco Necklace and Earring Set comes in either Silver or Gold framing 10 wonderful gemstones. I decided to include the character traits of each stone, as many like to make selections of such items based on stones that represent their personalities or match the personality or needs of that special someone.


Azurite is formed from the oxidation of copper ores. Over time, as it absorbs water, it changes into the mineral malachite. Thus, the two are found together, creating a brilliant deep blue stone with flashes of green.

The dark brilliance of azurite speeds the vibration of energy toward the spiritual realm.
Azurite has a transformative quality that stimulates an increase in communication skills, intuition, creativity and inspiration.

Place azurite on the third eye chakra during meditation. It will open up your inner sight. It is an excellent stone for students who are studying for exams. It helps open the mind and make it more receptive to retaining information.


Jade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love. Carved into a butterfly, in China it is a powerful symbol used to draw love. Jade can be used to bring money into your life. Create a positive attitude towards money and visualize yourself using money creatively and productively while holding the stone in your power hand. When making an important business decision, use the prosperous energies of jade by holding it while contemplating your course of action. Jade strengthens your mental faculties and assists in clear reasoning.

Jade is also a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. Place a piece of jade between two purple candles and let the candles burn for a short while. Then carry the jade with you as a protection amulet.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is an ancient gem, and as such, has a storied history. Egyptian cultures made a practice of burying a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. The very earliest cultures valued lapis lazuli more highly than gold. Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire which was included with gold, and this was unmistakenly lapis. Some believed that dreaming of lapis would foretell love that would be forever faithful.

When working or meditating with Lapis Lazuli, it can bring matters more clearly to the mind. It is one of the most powerful stones and should be used with care. Wearing a Lapis Lazuli ring can help you to become a channel. The ancient Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli as a symbol of Truth.


Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.

Malachite is always green, usually in banded tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green. Most malachite comes from Zaire, Chile and Australia.

Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used malachite for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow. It is used in amulets to protect against the evil eye. In the Middle Ages it was used to protect children from witches and other dangers.

Red Jasper

A strong protection gemstone, red jasper is known to protect against hazards of the night. Red jasper is very lucky for actors. Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones. It is mentioned in the Bible several times. Jasper is a strong securing gemstone. It is a stability gemstone. It is a powerful protection against things that are not good for you and it eases emotional stresses, making it a wonderful gemstone to have in your home.

Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It also protects from fears in the night. Red jasper is thought to help balance the energy in the body. All jaspers help balance the emotional energy in the body.


Rhodonite soothes the nervous system. This gemstone vibrates with love. Just holding this gemstone promotes relaxation and brings a sense of well-being.


Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit.

Placed on the sacral hara chakra, snowflake obsidian will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy patterns in your own behaviour, thus opening the door to change.
Obsidian draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them.

The blackness of this stone enhances the ability to reach your inner self. It is one of the earliest known stones to be used for scrying (seeing into the future).


Sodalite brings inner peace. Keep sodalite in your pockets and in every room of your house, so its peaceful properties will flow all around you.

Sodalite is a dark blue stone with white calcite interspersed. It is sometimes confused with lapis lazuli as it also has small specks of pyrite in it. The largest deposit of sodalite is in Brazil.

Sodalite is the stone of athletics, as it stimulates endurance. It is said sodalite will harmonize the inner being or the conscious and subconscious mind. Sodalite promotes peace and harmony. Sodalite is extra lucky for writers.

Sugilite (Luvulite)

Sugilite is considered one of the most important love stones. It represents spiritual love and wisdom - opening and aligning all the chakras to love with its beautiful purple rays.

This loving stone teaches and protects in matters of spiritual quests, love, and forgiveness.

* Protects the soul from shocks and trauma
* Clears disappointments and relieves spiritual tension
* Brings light and love to the darkest situations
* Aids forgiveness by eliminating hostility

Place sugilite on the third eye to alleviate despair. Hold to the forehead for headaches. To increase protective energies of sugilite, combine with amethyst. To assist in the grounding of light in the physical world, combine with hematite.
Sugilite teaches you how to live from your own truth.

It imparts the ability to face unpleasant conditions, encourages positive thoughts, and releases emotional turmoil.


Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.

Strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Trees and a New Store

These intricate christmas trees allowed me the fun of maxing out my prims like usual and this time I added light for a real festive feel. The earrings are only available in my newest location at Addictive Island costing only 1L. They are transfer so I hope that not only will you want to wear them yourself but also want to given them to others to share the joy of this holiday season. The earrings can be found with my free Lantern Hair Sticks in the middle of my store behind the new items tree :-)

Merry Christmas
Fiachra Lach

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Art Deco on Your Ears!

I've released Gem Deco earrings. They come in either gold or silver and with ten different gemstones to choose from. No two earrings are the same. The earrings are sold individually at my main store on Hinode Shima. All Essentia items are transferable for your gifting pleasure.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Medallion Sets

Whether you're walking down the red carpet or masquerading as a gypsy you're sure to enjoy the medallion bracelet and earring set. It comes in silver or gold, and is sure to catch the eye of any admirers. The set is transfer for gifting and the bracelet is modifiable for resizing.

Essentia now has opened new a location! I now have a new store in Dacham, the Isle of Style, sharing a sim with Diversity Hair and Digit Darkes.

You can also find my items on OnRez, SLX, and in world at my main store in Hinode Shima.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

*New Release* Tiger's Eye Jewelry Set

I was talking to a couple of friends who also seem to be my loudest cheerleaders and asked if their was anything they wanted to see made. Jaydie was quick to answer that she'd been searching all over the grid for some tiger's eye jewelry and couldn't find any she liked. She proceeded to make her case for the jewelry; mentioning fall colors and sweater necklines, along the way. I made no promises as I opened Photoshop to start working on an acceptable tiger's eye texture. I ended up creating something with which I was impressed; a set that catered to Jaydie's desire of tiger's eye jewelry as well as something that could transition between formal and casual wear with ease.

The set includes a necklace, bracelet, and a pair of earrings. All pieces are Transfer and the necklace and bracelet are both mod.

This and the rest of my products can be found on OnRez, SLX, or in world at my main store on Hinode Shima.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Essentia Geisha Hair Sticks

My next endeavour into hair accessories were Geisha Hair Sticks. Having my main store on Hinode Shima, an Asian themed island, I often had to look no further than just outside my store for inspiration. The hair sticks were also my first real attempt at playing with tiny prims, the detail on the hair sticks and connectors. The hanging roses are a variation on my original hair rose. They come in two colors, silver and gold, and look great with up dos. The attach point for the hair sticks is the chin. And, as all Essentia items, the hair sticks are transfer so easily giftable. They are also on OnRez and SLX with the rest of my items if you prefer shopping outside of SL. Links to my OnRez and SLX stores as well as a SLURL to my in world stores can be found on the side bar to your left.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Essentia Hair Roses

Essentia has been in Second Life for approximately a year now and today I was urged to start a blog for the store. I wanted to make the first post not only a welcome to all who visit, but also to show how the store started with my first creation my Hair Roses. I hope you enjoy all the textures available and come and visit my store often.

I would also like to send out a big Thank You to all my valuable customers who compliment my work, not just in words but by wearing them and making them a part of their Second Life.

Hair Roses by Essentia are truly a *must have* hair accessory. The roses go well with short hair, long hair, an up do or even flowing tresses. Hair Roses by Essentia will truly captivate the attention of your admirers. Anyone wearing or receiving an Essentia Hair Rose will love them.
Boxed with 2 sizes (Medium and Small, Medium shown in picture) They are Boxed for Gift Giving and also available to purchase at SLX or On Rez or at the Essentia Main Store. Image Hosted by