Marianna @Marianna

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Jewelry designer creator, a grid owner-tech, magazine editor in chief, and admin at Outworldz.

Joined 7 years ago

About Myself

Virtual and RL Jewelry - Copyrighted Designs
Virtual-HG Editor in Chief
Marianna Monentes’ virtual life began in 2007, in Second Life. Already passionate about the Arts, Mari expanded into 3D Technology-Advanced CAD Jewelry Design becoming a Creator in SL. Nominated for Avi-Choice Award in 2014-15. She enjoyed being an editor at SurfWatch magazine writing a column, Mari's Mailbag. An SLSA Surf Judge and Competitor. One day Mari discovered OpenSim and loved it, being able to visit friends at many different grids. She began writing at the GCG Sun magazine, and then creating her own grid Virtual-HG
and magazine Virtual-HG.
You can also find Mari at the Outworldz DreamGrid MeWe community-as tech help, also here:
@ Most days you will find Mari creating at Virtual-HG, stop by anytime!

"Stay inspired-never stop creating".
To visit VHG please add this to your map - list

My Interests

3D Modeling-Photoshop-Blender-Rhino

Favorite Quote

"To be an artist is to be "dysfunctional" David Bowie: (Mar. 31, 1998)
"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."-Marie Curie-
"I hope to inspire people around the world to look up at the stars and not down at their feet; to wonder about our place in the universe and to try and make sense of the cosmos." Stephen Hawking

My Heroes

My Mom, and that Ferd dude, yep the guy is 'maizin helping me create my DreamGrid, thank you, Ferd

OpenSimulator Version

DreamGrid v5.3

Viewer Version

Firestorm 6.4.13 (63251) Mar 1 2021 14:53:45 (64bit / SSE2) (Firestorm-Releasex64) with OpenSimulator support



My Regions

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Photo Studio with Props and Poses
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We have learned the Salem Witch trials began because a group of girls cast a spell then shortly after they became Afflicted which some were led to believe by the devil so they were hung and even pressed or crushed to death. Since then they learned that the girls could have been afflicted by tainted ...
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Mind Odyssey
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An escape from the norm-Immersive Art Exhibit We invite artists to come join the exhibit Region terraformed and created by Reyn Softly Artists Cherry Manga Nyx Breen Amaranthim Talon Shirl Tainted Angel Marianna Monentes
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Headquarters of the Virtual-HG magazine Our Forum:
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Catena di isole
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Because every day should feel like a day at the beach...
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Cannabis Information Center - Leafly is the world’s largest cannabis information resource, empowering people in legal cannabis markets to learn about the right products for their lifestyle and wellness needs. The Leafly team of cannabis professionals collectively share years of experience in all ...
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Monentes Jewelry
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~Home to Monentes Jewelry~ My jewelry is free and full perms so that you may customize as you desire. Please never sell in SL or OpenSim. I love to ----->create<-----in opensim!
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A work in progress...built in 2010 at Virtual Highway RP based on the movie Avatar, many brilliant creators contributed. Building it again, gradually. Adult RP NO Children Avatars you must be 18 years old There is a box of Free Full Perms Pandoran Flowers by the landing area. These flowers w...
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Abandoned Ghost Town
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...dust kickin', boot stompin', gun slingin', chew spittin' (yes we have spitoons) dirt roads, weeds, saloon, mercantile with free gifts , barn, with barn dancin' I think you get the idea. This is a rip roarin' kinda town, not for the squeamish of heart! work in progress... Adults Only! No ...
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SkyRealm Observatory~A dream realized~Thank you, @FerdFrederix

Thank you @FredBeckhusen for lending me a hand with the SkyRealm Observatory! Fred finished up the major parts of the OAR tonight and when creating the sim, I loved Darkness Papp's Rivendell surround and landscaping and thought the Observatory would fit nicely there, so I merged the two and did a bit of arranging to combine the two. I still have tweaking to do but we are getting closer~Thank you!!

Surf Season- the Leather Knotted Lapis Lazuli Surf Bracelet comes to mind. Jewelry

Skyrealm Observatory is a work in progress. @FerdFrederix is giving me a hand with building this project. I showed him my Observatory Model and he explained it could be greatly improved with Blender modifiers like the edge modifier. It will take some time to complete it is a huge build. Thank you, Ferd for teaching me about the blender modifiers and what can be achieved, just wow!
@RhysTaylor is a brilliant astronomer whom I recently interviewed. Imagine being able to ask any question you would like about the cosmos, yes I did ask about ET
My hope is one day he will build an Observatory here in Opensim and share with us all that he has learned.

Kashi Takeshi: An observatory here in Opensim would be awesome! 18 days ago

I call this one Sweetheart Solitaire, it has a nice profile on the band too. In the foyer on the little tables. This ring has a resizer script. Jewelry

A simple shift for Spring, seen at the back of the Monentes Jewelry store in a new shop called Classic Closet for the Classic Avatar, my clothes fit the standard SL Classic Avatar. "Classic is something that stands the test of time and endures through generations." Jewelry
Thank you @CuteulalaArtis I appreciated the help today setting up your excellent red coaster on our Catena di isole beach. Please stop by anytime and ride this great coaster it is thrilling! You have a great view riding it with nice photo opportunities!
This is to show that MashUp Photostudio can be used for videos too. This is also to show that some of us may be older than others, but we ain't dead yet~ To those that this offends, I was a dancer in my youth until MS grabbed me by the ass, so virtually I will be dancing! I will also be wearing whatever I like, that is the beauty of owning your own grid. The power to do what you please.
As promised I wrote a tutorial on what I use to create 3d clothing. Whenever I learn something I have always been open and shared it with anyone who asked and also through tutorials seen at Hypergrid Business:

This helps to build a supportive and collaborative community where everyone can learn and grow together. Sharing knowledge and skills can lead to new ideas, innovations, and collaborations, which can benefit everyone involved. I know this, I hope you know it too.
New mesh outfit that I personally created. The top and skirt were created in Blender with a great addon that I will be sharing with you soon. Rigged and ready to go! Can be seen at the Classic Closet at the Monentes store.
To celebrate Japan's Emperor's Birthday-2-23-2023 yesterday I created a pair of Japanese Shoes for anyone who would like a pair they can be found at Classic Closet at the Monentes Jewelry store. Jewelry
It is not quite springtime with a nip of chill still in the air so I thought I would create a Fur Stole to keep me warm till springtime. If you would like one please find it in the Classic Closet at VHG
St. Patrick's day will soon be here! I created this prim skirt for those who wish to wear prims. This is two skirts each with 24 panels. I wore it and did not lag but I would not suggest wearing it if you have lots of other attachments too as it will cause your LOD to go up. You can find this in the Monentes Jewelry store in the new Classic Closet section. Please feel free to texture it and use it any way you wish. Free to give, you may also create outfits using this. If you want your name on as the creator there is a little center ball you can edit. That is fine. Many thanks to Copyright (c) 2007 Dalien Talbot, and a few other folks thanks to whom this skirt rezzer script exists: Loop Rez by Ged Larson 2006 I put out a box with the skirt rezzer, scripts and info manual. You can create your own prims for the skirt panels, mine is a cylinder that has been hollowed with a nice path cut. Experiment with your own panels.
I created this CatWalk venue and offered this at the end of summer. I thought it would be nice to offer it again to anyone who has a need for a CatWalk it is free to copy. I found many of the parts at Sketchfab, and built it the best I could. Please feel free to mod it and use it any way you like. It is a complete venue with tables too. It is at the Monentes Store in the foyer.

Monentes ~ Jewelry ~ Poseidon Blue Sapphire Wedding Set ~ You will find it in the wedding area of the store, back entrance. Jewelry

Valentine earrings and pendant. Monentes Jewelry please find this on the little table in the foyer. Jewelry

Classic Closet new outfit Mesh Denim Shift with Leather Belt-Turquoise Blossom Necklace. Pair this with nice cowboy boots and a hat! Please read the terms enclosed.

Antonia Ling: A really nice outfit and I like it. I don't think I can wear one of these super-short-micro-mini-skirts as an adult and serious woman. Just my opinion. 2 months ago
Thank you Juno Rowland sister of Jupiter for coming by and giving me suggestions on my newly created content. I had several mistakes that needed to be corrected and the help she gave was immeasurable. Even though I try to catch the mistakes and I double triple-check, I still find them so thank you very much for checking me. Some of my content is Copy only because the texture I used the TOS states it cannot be set to mod/trans. While I do create many of the textures myself, some I have purchased too, so those textures I have to honor the TOS. I added the Classic Closet to the Monentes store too so there are now two locations. I plan on adding more content as I can, while my content is not ripped and maybe not the fanciest stuff, it is different content you will not see rubber stamped all over the HG. I put in the store when I had a need for Classic Clothing and since I offered it in the past I thought why the hell not? To those who like what I create thank you, to those who find fault in it you probably always will cause I am just an ordinary creator that makes a ton of mistakes! The new Classic Closet is now at the Monentes Jewelry store too~

Jupiter Rowland: Thank you back, especially in the name of my little in-world sister, for Classic Closet and for taking care of the bugs. Also, always nice to see new takes on Damien Fate because his meshes offer vas... 2 months ago

Classic lovers, I have new mesh skirts for you.

Antonia Ling: I love skirts... 2 months ago
Classic Closet is now complete. I have more clothing added, purses, and this cool backpack. Swimsuits, lingerie, and jogging suits - all for the classic avatar.
I added a shop to the Catena di Isole Freebie Mall "Classic Closet". I have decided to wear the default-system-classic avatar and in doing so I decided to create clothes to wear and give what I create freely. I will also give out Fate Mesh clothing that I have textured with a texture-changing script giving you multiple choices. The clothing fits Classic Avatar wearing Alphas old school but I am diggin' it! Thank you Jamie Anna Wright for the inspiration. You can find the clothing store here I have a bit of lingerie and hosiery too~

Star Ravenhurst: Congratulations on opening your new shop! I am so excited! I use a classic avatar I have had forever and to have another source for clothing is AWESOME!!! Thank you! I will visit soon! 2 months ago

Securing an OpenSimulator DreamGrid to Prevent Grief Attacks

I created a Marquee sign free to copy, inside the contents I placed other textures you can use for various Marquee Signs, and also you can add your own! The Marquee sign is in the Monentes store foyer.

Adore: thank you for sharing , your True to the word of sharing 2 months ago
I added greeting cards to the Monentes Jewelry store foyer. I will update these often so there will always be something new. The card given opens by touching it, the card on display is just to show you what the card is. It is not the actual card. Jewelry
I had the pleasure of visiting Jimmy Olsen of Alternate Metaverse Grid.  He has brought all the magic of the Real Life Alfheim. An Exceptional 4x4
Staying in a Gypsy Wagon for the weekend is a unique way to experience the virtual outdoors. It's like camping, but with a bit of added luxury and comfort. This wagon provides a cozy and private atmosphere, while still giving you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature. The earthy scent of pine and the gentle rustle of leaves in the breeze creates a calming atmosphere here. Consider booking the Gypsy Wagon for your weekend stay with the Weekenders at Virtual-HG grid di isole
Time to get away for the Weekend.

Men's Peace Ring-You will find this in the Men's dept of the store to the left of the foyer. Free-Full Perms Jewelry

My jewelry designs are inspired by the thoughts and sentiments of you, my friends. Your support, encouragement, and enthusiasm fuel my creative ideas and help me to create beautiful and timeless pieces. I love hearing your stories and seeing how my designs can be a part of your virtual lives. I also create in the Real. It's incredibly fulfilling to see you wearing my jewelry and feeling proud of your choice, thank you. In the end, it's not just about the jewelry, but about the relationship I have with you and the joy that we both share when you find that perfect piece.
I have had requests to create heirlooms to be worn virtually, I cherish this, thank you.
So many people ask me, why is it that I don't create in Second Life anymore? The last time I tried uploading in SL some of my pieces cost 300L to upload. They have the testing region to check jewelry prior to upload which helped but for me, my pieces never uploaded the size I created them. They loaded huge and distorted, whereas here in Opensim all upload the exact size I create it in my RhinoGold studio. It is why I am here, easier workflow it is that simple. Firestorm has updated the Mesh Uploader so that you can now "preview" your mesh inworld in SL called "Local Mesh" which allows you to preview your mesh creations inworld and see edits you make to the mesh dae file in real-time prior to uploading which will save lindens. I will give it a try again and see if I get better results. Until then you are stuck with me, I love Opensim and the friends I have made here, thank you for your support!
It is the weekend and Weekenders cottages, huts, and grottos are available for rental. When you book a cottage with us, you can be sure that your stay will be one to remember. Our rentals provide you with the perfect combination of privacy and comfort, making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy your time away. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want to get away from it all, you'll find the perfect place to make your memories. With dinners for two and dancing available, you can spend quality time with your loved one in the most romantic setting. Get ready to make your stay with us one that you'll never forget! I just added a beautiful underwater grotto completely private for your weekend stay. The rental office is located at Catena di isole ----->
I have established the VHG "Weekenders" Travel office at the Catena di isole sim. Stop in to learn about all the VHG destinations. While there pick up a Backpack filled with everything you need for an enjoyable weekend. Sandals, Shades, Sunscreen, Fishing pole, Map In the near future we will have cottages that you can rent free for the weekend. It is a fun way to R & R away from your own grid for the weekend. We will be adding the cottages soon.

Marianna : Did you ever want to R & R away from it all? Step away from your grid for a moment and come hang out for a weekend at VHG. I have added cozy cottages around the grid. Reservations are now open. 3 months ago
Thank you @JupiterRowland for bringing to my attention that I included my MashUp OSW beacon in the recent OAR I gave out to the Outworldz DreamGrid community. Those that have that OAR can you please do me a huge favor and delete the OSW Beacon that was included in the MashUp OAR you have. Then restart your sims. It would be greatly appreciated. I have updated the OAR and Fred will get it in the updater soon. I apologize for that oversight. Thanks again, Jupiter!

Jupiter Rowland: No problem, Marianna. I was glad to help. 3 months ago
Friends of Veritas McMasters I have a special necklace to remember Veri by. She had come to the store with a special request to make for her a "Back Necklace" when wearing this please remember the loveliness of Veri, and hold your friends close always. Jewelry

Luna Lunaria: Thank you Marianna, I picked one up :-) 3 months ago
MashUp has several floors of props, poses, and images.
This can be a great creative outlet and can be used to tell stories and express emotions. MashUp images you take can be used in your ads.

Marianna : I have given this OAR to Fred, it will be available for download in the coming days. Have fun! 3 months ago
MashUp is now completed with several floors of props, poses, and images.
This can be a great creative outlet and can be used to tell stories and express emotions. MashUp images you take can be used in your ads.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year! May this be a year of joy, success, and good health for you and your loved ones. Remember a New Year is a new 365 page Novel, the first day is the first page. So this year, write a good one! 2023!!

KikiBaily: Happy New Year from Kiwo Grid 3 months ago
I enjoy creating caged beads and thought it would be fun to create a little kit of a few caged beads, round and elongated beads so that you can create your own necklaces. You can also add these to your charm bracelets. I started you out with a few beads and will add more beads as I make them.

Star Ravenhurst: Beautiful! Nice work! 3 months ago
I created a pair of Cheers2023! Glasses for you. With the New Year, we can all strive to do the best we can. Challenge yourself by learning something new this year that you have always put off. I wish everyone a prosperous New Year

Marianna : This image is directly from my Rhino studio, inworld they are black lens, black frame and silver Cheers2023! I made them dark lenses because your future is so bright! 3 months ago
Winter Solstice Blessings to you. Since most of you will be traveling and enjoying RL gatherings I have decided to open the Christmas Advent Calendar's days that are remaining so that you can receive all gifts now by clicking on the dates on the calendar, best wishes to you, and keep warm.

Jerralyn Franzic: That's wonderful of you to do! Thanks and best wishes. ^_^ 3 months ago
Thank you @FredBeckhusen for adding the great new VR feature! We will be adding images to our new VHG VR page here Image shown here is Cherry Manga's exhibit Thank you Cherry!
You can see the exhibit here: Odyssey

TrisTH: I was able to enter, spectacular 3 months ago
When you learn to create it is a form of self-expression and a way to explore your creativity and imagination. It is an opportunity to bring ideas to life. It gives a chance to develop problem-solving skills and a journey of discovery.
You learn to discover your own passions which then leads to more creation and development. This helps to establish accomplishment and self-worth, and a means of connecting with others.

Creative philanthropy is a great way to make a positive impact in the world. Sharing art, music, and stories that inspire people to take action and make a difference. Be the positive change you desire through creation.

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It is always such a wonderful feeling to be welcomed into a new place by warm and friendly people. It can make a huge difference in how you feel about the place, and it can make a huge impact on your experience. I will be returning soon.

Birch Grove

Birch Grove is a welcoming town - a place you want to hang out at. Lots of neat shops tucked in too, this is fun to explore! There is nice detail here, I especially love the road it looks realistic, snow-packed, and driven over! Great build Anna!

Stella Polaris

When you step into Stella Polaris, Magical Dreams region you will feel as if you floated into a fairytale dream.  Soft pastels, shimmering lights, and sun rays - this is magical.  One must simply ​experience the dreamlike estate to really capture what Bink Draconia has captured. ​

The Art Factory

Thought provoking gallery. Viewing the art pieces gives you pause and a chance to reflect on thoughts we rarely explore. I love this gallery. I love how it is presented, very nice work.

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