"Creating each piece is extremely gratifying. I have a passion for designing and creating jewelry" M.M.
Marianna Monentes began her virtual life with the desire to network and stay vital after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Her doctors informed her she could no longer drive, so she opted for a virtual existence where she met friends from around the world. Friends who taught her how to build, to create as an extension of herself keeping her vital. Marianna soon found Blender which led her to MatrixGold software. Her passion for jewelry flourished and offers it virtually and in the real world.
n the magical realm of OpenSim, where creativity knows no bounds and imagination takes flight, there exists a mystical and benevolent being known as Mari, the Jewel Fairy. Mari possesses an innate talent for crafting exquisite jewelry, but her true power lies in her ability to infuse each piece with boundless love and compassion, spreading joy and beauty throughout the virtual world. Living amidst the splendor of the Enchanted Jewel Forest in Xanth, Mari's tiny cottage sparkles like a thousand stars. Her workshop is a haven of shimmering gemstones, delicate silver and gold wires, and an array of crafting tools that seem to hum with enchantment. But more than the materials, it is Mari's heart that truly breathes life into her creations. Every morning, as the first rays of the sun paint the sky in warm hues, Mari emerges from her cozy abode and embarks on her daily quest to spread sparkle to the world. Her wings, translucent like a butterfly's, carry her gracefully from place to place, reaching out to the people of OpenSim.
As she arrives at each location, she observes the community closely, seeking inspiration from their stories, hopes, and dreams. Mari believes that every jewel she designs should reflect the unique essence of its wearer, telling a tale that resonates with their heart. With great love and care, she selects the finest gemstones, choosing colors that mirror the emotions of joy, courage, and love. Diamonds symbolize the resilience and strength within, while sapphires represent the vastness of the human spirit. Rubies embody passion and vitality, and emeralds signify hope and growth.
In her workshop, Mari begins the delicate process of crafting. With her nimble fingers, she weaves magic into the jewelry, bringing each piece to life with an ethereal glow. She believes that her creations should not only make the wearer feel beautiful but also remind them of the inherent magic they hold within.
Once a jewel is complete, Mari sets out on her journey again, hand-delivering each piece to its destined recipient. The moment she presents the jewelry is a moment of pure enchantment. A twinkle dances in the eyes of those she gifts, and their hearts fill with warmth as they feel the love woven into the delicate threads of the jewel.As word spreads about Mari's extraordinary gifts, people from all corners of OpenSim eagerly anticipate her visits. They cherish the chance to wear her creations and share in the collective experience of being adorned with the magic of Mari's love.
In time, Mari's jewelry becomes more than just an exquisite accessory; it becomes a symbol of unity and compassion within the OpenSim community. People begin to treasure not just the beauty of the jewelry but also the deeper connection it represents—the knowledge that they are all a part of something greater, something magical.
Mari, the Jewel Fairy, continues to weave her enchanting designs, one jewel at a time. Her creations inspire creativity, friendship, and a sense of wonder among the people of OpenSim. As long as there are hearts yearning for a bit of sparkle, Mari's love-infused jewelry will continue to grace the virtual world, filling it with joy, beauty, and a touch of enchantment for all who reside there.
Fleur Swirl Wedding Set
The question often arises: why do I not sell my jewelry? To me, assigning a monetary value to something I hold dear is a challenging endeavor. I believe it's more meaningful to allow individuals to contribute an amount they personally deem fitting for a particular piece, as it captures the unique worth it holds in their eyes.
Donations are appreciated.
Monentes Jewelry can be found inworld at the Chez Lux region