Marianna @Marianna

Virtual-HG Grid Online

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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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! 3 days 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 8 days 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. 25 days 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. 26 days 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 :-) 28 days 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! 29 days 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 1 month 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! 1 month 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! 1 month 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. ^_^ 2 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 2 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.
@JamieAnnaWright invites you to share in the holidays with her and the Mendel family at Neverworld Grid. Thank you Anna, I look forward to the different holidays that you will be planning in the future.

Jamie Wright: Aww thank you:) Great post Mari! *hugs* 2 months ago

Pan and Alex Kane invite you to Kaneville Home of fresh air, fun, and life.

Hugabug: Pan & Alex have done an amazing job it is a must see hugs to you both :) 2 months ago
When I think of Rudi and Nasti the first memories I have of them have always been incredibly supportive and encouraging from the moment I met them. With the news of Rudi's passing, I felt an immediate loss to our community, I cannot imagine how difficult this is for Nasti. It is with sincere condolences to Nasti and the family, I created a pendant in his memory. For those that were touched by Rudi and his kind spirit, this is for you to remember that spirit.

I miss you Rudi, much love to Nasti Jewelry

Jamie Wright: Beautiful tribute:) 2 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. Taking photos can also be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. The image shown is Jaimi Braveheart, she will be sharing her images with us. Thank you Jaimi.

I created new photo shoots today that I think you will enjoy!!

Marianna : The fishing rod completed it thank you @JamieAnnaWright 2 months ago
Working on a photo studio called MashUp! There are props to interact with for the photos and also the pose balls to become part of the scene. We have three created and will be creating more soon. This is the LM if you want to stop by and see what we are working on. Special thanks to Jamie Anna Wright for the Abbey Road texture, and Clarice Alelaria for the great warehouse!

Marianna : Thank you everyone for stopping by and taking images this is fun! I wanted to ask you if you would share those images with me so that I can add them to my website. If it is okay you can pass them to... 2 months ago
Season's Greetings to all my friends, when I think of the new year I like to think of it as the beginning of a new novel and the first day is the first page~ Let's create a novel of good deeds and good wishes for a prosperous new year for everyone. Let's not "Hit On" people to use them for our needs instead let's prop them up and collaborate together as a team.

Created Ruby Noel Solitaire today. It is in the Foyer, this is sitting on the table, it is not in the advent calendar because the calendar is full! Enjoy~ Jewelry

Mind Odyssey art exhibit is a spectacle of vibrant colors and animation. If you are free this weekend, please consider taking the time to visit this exhibit. Art is presented by these artists:

Cherry Manga
Amaranthim Talon
Shirl Tainted Angel
Nyx Breen

Bibiana has beautiful pieces about too!

A special thank you to Reyn Softly for creating this great region! When here you must view the land looking down from above, you will see a very cool head residing here! Odyssey
oops, I am so sorry! About 10 months ago, there was a glitch in the database here at OSW and it removed most of my friends. Satyr got it all restored fine he asked me to check and see if friends were back on the list. It looked to be complete I apologize if I missed a few, but I looked, and yes everyone (I hope) was there but I did not see that some were blocked!!!! I am so sorry! I spent the last half hour unblocking you guys can toss the tomatoes at me any time. I wondered why my chats got so quiet lmao Sorry!!
Winter Solstice Solitaire-the advent calendar comes to mind. I have really enjoyed creating 25 new items for the Advent calendar. I also enjoy the messages I am receiving too! The charm bracelet may be difficult for some to assemble, but no worries I have one assembled for you, please ask I will pass it to you. Thank you everyone this has been lots of fun!
I had a few requests for the Peace for Ukraine pendant - they wanted to 3d print it and wear it in the real world. This is a good idea because I was manufacturing these to sell but 3d printing is much more reasonably priced. What cost me 800 USD to manufacture you can get similar quality at Shapeways or Sculpteo for 50 USD or less depending on the materials you use. So I decided to make the .dae file reasonably priced so that you can have it 3d printed as you wish and wear it in the real world. You can also upload it inworld and wear it too. I had one printed at Sculpteo and they did a fantastic job.
@FredBeckhusen and @DebbieEdwards invite you to visit Mother Goose at Outworldz. I have been here this morning capturing images and exploring all that is created here. You will see the Zootopia character Jeremy here too. Make sure you take some time out today and check out their Outworldz sims.

Advent Calendar comes to Jewelry

Jamie Wright: That is AMAZING detail on earrings with backings. Nice work! 2 months ago

Monentes Jewelry Advent Calendar-Each day reveals a gift-In the foyer of Monentes Jewelry Jewelry

SheaButter: Thank you so much for the Advent gift. 2 months ago
Alright, I have an update about how some grids can teleport into my grid and some cannot. We had a rebranding of the grid, and some grid's DNS cache is still showing the old continuum address. A clearing of the grid DNS cache should help clear up those failed teleports. I have tested with many grids and it works flawlessly to and from said grids. There are just a couple whose residents cannot teleport into our grid, after all the research it isn't our end. We have no bans on any avatar or grid. If you are at a grid and cannot teleport into VHG maybe try teleporting to Osgrid and then into VHG cause there are no issues with Osgrid to VHG. Thank you, everyone, for reaching out to me and letting me know you would like to visit, it isn't VHG end this time.

Jerralyn Franzic: Thanks! My OSgrid avatar can enter your grid with zero issues. Haven't tried it with my Kitely one yet. 2 months ago
I have Good News and Bad News first the Bad News which really isn't so bad. You see, after remodeling and rezzing the new store which just had holiday jewelry, I had several contact me asking me to please bring back the original Monentes Store with all the jewelry regardless of the store being completely full and disorganized. They wanted more choices the mess did not matter. Alrighty then!! Let's go with stocked full and messy !! The original store has been restored! I will get the holiday jewelry placed today! Thank you for reaching out I liked the original store too~

Jamie Wright: I'm glad all the choices are back. You make the best jewelry ever! 2 months ago
Let's face it, things get completely MAD in the Hypergrid.
From technology glitches to virtual relationships it can get wacky. So in this light, we thought it would be fun to share those times here with Comics so that we all can have a bit of stress relief!

Antonia Ling: Ask Alfred E. Neumann for support. 2 months ago

Created the Jeweled Wand from the Outworldz website, please read about it here at the new VHG Building Tips page

Monentes Jewelry is open again with Holiday Jewelry in a cozier building. I will be adding new seasonal pieces through the Holiday. We are open Jewelry

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