Candy Cerveau has just released atÂ Eye Candy her new “MokumeÂ Gane” jewelry collection, which includes several pieces for men.Â What is Mokume Gane? you may well ask.Â I will enlighten you by
stealingÂ shamelessly sharing from Candy’s release announcement: “Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese technique that merges many individual layers of different metals using heat and pressure to form a single layer that is then carved and polished to form lovely organic patterns.Â I have been an admirer of the metalworking style for many years and I now have exclusive textures that capture the effect so I’m pretty excited to bring it to Second Life.”Â Candy’s designs for men include theÂ Banded Ring, Triangle Necklace, and Leather Cuff shown here.Â All are available in your choice of Silver, Gold or Copper and showcase her beautiful Mokume Gane metalwork textures.
The Banded Ring (L$100, shown here in Gold) is classic in style and construction, with clean, simple lines and pleasing proportions.Â It’s the wide inner section that catches the eye, with its intricate detail and delicate pattern that does indeed seem somehow fluid and organic, not at all like hard metal, however beautiful.Â Some Mokume Gane patterns I’ve seen resembleÂ woodgrain, swirled paint, even stone–it’s a fascinating process with gorgeous results.
The Triangle Necklace (L$200) features a shiny black central stone, possibly onyx, surrounded by rippling Mokume Gane metalwork (shown in Copper) and simply framed in buffed metal.Â (Technically I think this is actually a trapezoid, but let’s not be picky–nobody likes a geometry geek, Scully.)Â This is threaded onto a nicely substantial black leather cord, which fits close aroundÂ your neck and positions the metal piece in the hollow of your throat.
The Leather Cuff (L$150) is made of richly grained black leather, with heavy stitchwork binding the edges.Â Five Mokume Gane “medallions” and a buckle closure decorate the simple band.Â The cuff is ratherÂ large “out of the box,” but it’s moddable for size.Â Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, I managed to screw it up by sizing it down way too small, then trying to size it back up again, and in the process got some of the metalwork decorations out of alignment.Â Reminder to myself: always make a backup copy before making modifications!Â
All item permission areÂ Modify / Copy / No Transfer.Â Modify / No Copy / Transfer items are available upon request.
Available at Eye Candy (Narcolepsy 181, 76, 41).