Author Topic: I Want YOU to Create Some Jewelry and Flutes (or, well, instruments in general)!  (Read 26724 times)

bardlyone

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What of handflowers/slave bracelets? (aka a bracelet and ring connected by a chain) - I'd want it to basically be done as a pair of handflowers worn on <hands> but if it's doable, whatever wear slot would work best could be the one they're put on instead. I just know those are awesome and I don't see a lot of them. (Don't think I've seen any, actually) but I think would work well.
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Cayuga

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I'm conflicted about the name and some players being confused about what precisely they are, especially if the 'slave bracelet' term is used. I like their ideas, however.
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manipura

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Just out of curiosity Cayuga, would that sort of thing be worn on the wrist or on hands?  Something can't take more than one wear location, right?  So even though it consists of at least one ring, and it partially covers the hand and then has a bracelet portion around the wrist, it could only codedly be worn in one spot...but which spot?  Hmm... *ponder*

bardlyone

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I'm conflicted about the name and some players being confused about what precisely they are, especially if the 'slave bracelet' term is used. I like their ideas, however.

I definitely wouldn't want to call them slave bracelets in the item name but maybe handflowers. The description should make it obvious what they are, I just know IRL the slave bracelets name seems as popular or more popular than handflower (though both are acceptable)... sorta like the rain stick I wrote, I called a 'cactus rattle', because rain stick felt wrong but the instrument felt right with its design and materials, for the setting but less so its name?

@manipura I like the idea of them being hands wear slot, because I imagine that the design of the jewelry would make wear of other things on the hand (like gloves) impossible or very hard, while not making it hard to wear other rings or bracelets?
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What is honor compared to a womanís love? ...Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.

bardlyone

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I'm conflicted about the name and some players being confused about what precisely they are, especially if the 'slave bracelet' term is used. I like their ideas, however.

I definitely wouldn't want to call them slave bracelets in the item name but maybe handflowers. The description should make it obvious what they are, I just know IRL the slave bracelets name seems as popular or more popular than handflower (though both are acceptable)... sorta like the rain stick I wrote, I called a 'cactus rattle', because rain stick felt wrong but the instrument felt right with its design and materials, for the setting but less so its name?

@manipura I like the idea of them being hands wear slot, because I imagine that the design of the jewelry would make wear of other things on the hand (like gloves) impossible or very hard, while not making it hard to wear other rings or bracelets?



That one's onyx and macrame.



If the chain was bone and the coins were sunstone or whatever other stone, or even just bone, tell me that wouldn't look awesome with some of the dancing clothes in game? etc.
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manipura

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bardlyone:
That was my thinking too.  Though it covers three locations, you could still wear another bracelet fairly easily while gloves wouldn't be very practical.  I vote for that sort of thing being a hand item.  I'm not sure about the name though, handflower.  It sounds very neat, but is it a good fit for the setting?  In Indian culture I think they refer to them as panja bracelets. *more pondering*

bardlyone

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on looking up more names for it, 'thong bracelet' 'harem bracelet' and 'belly dancer bracelet' also come up. Really I think the problem lies in the fact that there doesn't seem to be an actual technical name for the things. I favor hand flower and thong bracelet, because belly dancer bracelet and harem bracelet are really narrow and not necessarily right for the flavor, but I'm not a fan of panja bracelet because it's so tied to a specific culture, where hand flower would be more descriptive of appearance for common design, and thong bracelet would be more 'technically' accurate. >.> Either way, all I actually have complete is instruments, so this evening I've got a shitload of writing to do.
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BrokenRomance

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on looking up more names for it, 'thong bracelet' 'harem bracelet' and 'belly dancer bracelet' also come up. Really I think the problem lies in the fact that there doesn't seem to be an actual technical name for the things. I favor hand flower and thong bracelet, because belly dancer bracelet and harem bracelet are really narrow and not necessarily right for the flavor, but I'm not a fan of panja bracelet because it's so tied to a specific culture, where hand flower would be more descriptive of appearance for common design, and thong bracelet would be more 'technically' accurate. >.> Either way, all I actually have complete is instruments, so this evening I've got a shitload of writing to do.

I approve of the name choices, but would like to point out that numerous items in Zalanthas are based on very specific items used primarily by desert based cultures. There are a lot of clothes you aren't likely to see outside of an Islamic culture, for example.
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I'm conflicted about the name and some players being confused about what precisely they are, especially if the 'slave bracelet' term is used. I like their ideas, however.

I definitely wouldn't want to call them slave bracelets in the item name but maybe handflowers. The description should make it obvious what they are, I just know IRL the slave bracelets name seems as popular or more popular than handflower (though both are acceptable)... sorta like the rain stick I wrote, I called a 'cactus rattle', because rain stick felt wrong but the instrument felt right with its design and materials, for the setting but less so its name?

@manipura I like the idea of them being hands wear slot, because I imagine that the design of the jewelry would make wear of other things on the hand (like gloves) impossible or very hard, while not making it hard to wear other rings or bracelets?



That one's onyx and macrame.



If the chain was bone and the coins were sunstone or whatever other stone, or even just bone, tell me that wouldn't look awesome with some of the dancing clothes in game? etc.

Very nice!
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Cayuga

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PLEASE SUBMIT THESE AS SINGLE REQUESTS WITH MULTIPLE ITEMS IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE ITEMS TO SEND IN. THANK YOU.
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bardlyone

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PLEASE SUBMIT THESE AS SINGLE REQUESTS WITH MULTIPLE ITEMS IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE ITEMS TO SEND IN. THANK YOU.


Will do. I'm horrible and a procrastinator. >.> The items themselves are written, just not the complementary information (room & crafter echoes, tools etc). >.<
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That was probably more about me submitting them in clusters as I finished them  ::)

Sorry Cay.
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BrokenRomance

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Oops, probably me too. I'd originally planned to do one instrument and do it separate so I could do a big jewellery one (still getting around to that) but then I got another instrument idea after I submitted the first one and submitted that one too...


Sorry!
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Cayuga

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Nope. You guys are fine. Multiple per and then new requests after I've resolved them or you know, you think of 5 more items is fine. But one item per request is a little much! It clogs up our request tool. And while I -like- looking like I'm resolving a lot more requests than normal, it can be a little crampy and takes up a lot of space, even when filtered.

Excuse me for the caps and bold. It was a little aggressive. I roared it in real life and it looked good to type out in the moment. ;)
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So... you won't kill me if I submit the first 20 in one batch and the next 20 in another batch...? :D

I'm gonna stop myself here... wait, just one more....
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Cayuga

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That's fine. ;)
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anvilsmith

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Quote from: Cayuga
PLEASE SUBMIT THESE AS SINGLE REQUESTS WITH MULTIPLE ITEMS IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE ITEMS TO SEND IN. THANK YOU.
I apologize for sending in 10 separate requests yesterday. I'll keep it to one request per day from now on.

How much more time do we have before the submission period closes?

path

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I'm not making these, but I wanted to help since I think handflower is too vague but the idea is thematically fitting and inventive.

So maybe...

a ruby-set bracelet and ring linked by chains

or opal. Those are good because they're short gem names.

an chain-fettered bracelet and ring of dark opal

Too fancy, I guess. That would have to be a MASSIVE opal to make a bracelet from it, but as long as I'm playing a fantasy game... I also just decided those opals should be dark. Fire opals are cool, too.

a ring chain-linked to a beryl-set bracelet

a braid-linked leather bracelet and ring
a braid-tethered ring and bracelet of bright thread

(these last two could have shards of gems worked into them in the mdesc so they's still fit the item call)

I kind've forget how long sdescs are as a general rule. I think there's some standard so we don't get line wrap. Go ahead and use these sdescs if one of them seems just right or change them up to suit. I have enough on my list and I'm not going to be making these.


Cayuga - could you take a look quick and tell us about how long an sdesc can safely be before we get line wrap?
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bardlyone

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I plan to get 1 finished for all the semiprecious stones (lapis too, if that's unneeded, it can just not be used, but I love lapis) - but not for ruby, diamond, or emerald. :D

I'd probably go with something more like 'a <thing, thing> set of thong bracelets' since hands defaults to both hands, so you don't wind up with something like 1 armlet on 2 arms. >.>

Weekend writing. Got the instruments in tho.
Quote from: Maester Aemon Targaryen
What is honor compared to a womanís love? ...Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.

path

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I'd probably go with something more like 'a <thing, thing> set of thong bracelets' since hands defaults to both hands, so you don't wind up with something like 1 armlet on 2 arms. >.>
This is great! I was thinking as wrist wearable, but on hands would be gorgeous. I have a hard time holding back from stuffing in adjectives and then I couldn't figure out how to make them a pair or set without trashing some so I gave up.
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Malifaxis

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RE: Handflowers -

I personally love this idea, but it is miffy that we can't have 1 item/multi-slots.  So I came up with a wee idea.
You can have a craft produce multiple results.  If you go this route, you could have 2 identical items worn, one on wrist one on finger, from the same single craft... which admittedly is cludgy, but it might work.

craft turd sunstone into gwb handflower

Your dilligent work produces a turd-studded George Walker Bush handflower

>i
a pair of turd-studded George Walker Bush handflowers

That way at least it will look matchish, even if it is a cludgy way to do it.

Also... sorry if this was already covered in previous posts.  I don't know how to read.
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bardlyone

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I actually liked that it left you free to wear more bracelets as the archetypes of pcs I know of who seem most likely to wear them WOULD be decked down w/more bracelets, so I still favor the hand slot, and basically just making it a set of them as opposed to one. Then, I'm the type of player who'd rather see 'ears' than 'left ear' and 'right ear' slots, then having most pairs of earrings just be 'on ears' so you could wear 2 sets of earrings but not have it be 4 lines. Ultimately I guess the wearslots are something cayuga will probably change up if the hands one isn't really 'the best', but it's the one I personally favor, for the logic that it literally covers the back of the hands like tuluki hand tattoos, and it would be difficult to imosible to wear gloves with them.

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BadSkeelz

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Don't forget forearms.
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Norcal

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RE: Handflowers -


Also... sorry if this was already covered in previous posts.  I don't know how to read.

Neither did George Walker Bush.
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RabidMuffins

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Might I suggest adding 'a small, translucent stone'
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