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Journal Entry: Sun Feb 24, 2013, 6:57 AM

Valkyrie Couture back up on Etsy! :)

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 6, 2012, 8:50 PM

UPDATE: KIRIBAN WINNER(S)!

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 18, 2012, 9:18 PM

Art thieves/Jewelry resellers ( + musings

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 29, 2012, 6:12 AM

Goodbye for now..

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 17, 2012, 5:37 AM

Tagged..

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 29, 2012, 4:04 PM
  • Listening to: Once There Was A Hushpuppy

Mini Contest - We have a winner! :D

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 25, 2012, 1:30 AM
  • Listening to: The Path of Wind - Totoro OST

Mini Contest Round 2 - Voting

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Mini Contest time!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 11, 2012, 3:31 AM
  • Listening to: Some Nights by Fun

Turning 20~

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 25, 2012, 3:15 PM
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Sorry for inactivity + Image hosting help?

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 14, 2012, 6:25 PM

Thank you! + Giveaway announcement

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 2, 2012, 11:30 AM

Etsy shop now open!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 30, 2012, 8:29 AM
  • Listening to: One Direction

Thank you + Hiatus Announcement

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 1, 2012, 1:35 AM
Hello!

First I'd like to thank everyone for all the comments and favs on my deviation:

21st Key Commission by sodacrush

I think I managed to reply all your comments ^^; but THANK YOU again. And again, this is not for sale. It was a special request from Zerography and it has already been sent off to Malaysia, where some lucky girl is going to get it on her 21st birthday :D

If you would like a similar piece, please note me to request a commission. Commission info can be found below this journal :)

Secondly -
This post is to announce that I'll be taking a short hiatus from selling jewelry. Both my Etsy shops are now on vacation mode, and will remain closed until end April. I'm reaching the end of a semester at college and I'm drowning under all the books I should have read and papers I have to write ^^;

I will still be accepting commissions, and I will still be uploading new devs occasionally, just that none of them will be available until my shop reopens end April :) So thank you all for the support, and see you then! :D

  • Listening to: Disney
  • Reading: Hamlet
  • Eating: Chocolate

20,000 Kiriban Winner!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 7, 2012, 5:00 AM







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Hello~

Congrats to :iconcelecity:, who caught the 20,000 Kiriban! (20K pageviews exactly :D) I've sent you an email and you can pick out your prize here: www.etsy.com/shop/ValkyrieCout…

Thank you to everyone else who participated! :)

I might do this again in future, but I also wanted to ask if you all prefer Kiriban giveaways like this one, or blog giveaways where anyone can enter and I'll pick one random winner. Vote in the new poll, or comment here! :D


♥ Jasmyn









FAQ



1. How do you make your filigree jewelry??
I assemble them out of brass findings/stampings.

2. Do you cast your own parts?
No. (I have no workshop, or access to a studio.) Much as I would like to, I'm only a college student, with a student's budget as well. I am not a professional metalsmith and I have no specialist equipment, only tools that can be bought at any hardware shop.

3. Can you teach me how to make _____ please??
I'm sorry, but my designs are my own and because I took time to learn these on my own, I will not be posting tutorials for most of them. The tutorials that I have made are available here: www.jewelrylessons.com/sodacru…

4. Where did you learn to make jewelry?
I've never taken a class or gone for a course. Jewelry isn't exactly a big thing in Singapore. There are hundreds of very good tutorials on jewelry making out there on the internet, and that's where I started. All my techniques are from my research online, or books I have.

5. I want to make jewelry. Do you have any tips?
I'm still a beginner myself ^^; so I'm actually quite surprised when people ask me this. All I can say is, keep learning and never give up. Read more, research more, find out as much as you can. If you have access to classes, go for it! Be creative, be unique, and don't be afriad to try new things :D

6. What's Sodacrush and ValkyrieCouture?
Sodacrush is my first shop on Etsy, where I sell mostly wire-wrapped jewelry as well as charm bracelts, steampunk keys, and pretty much all the random jewelry I make. ValkyrieCouture is my second line, featuring fantasy inspired filigree pieces in aged brass and sterling-silver plated brass. Links to both can be found on the sidebar.

7. Can you make me something?
Sure. I'm open to commissions, so if you see something you like but want in another colour, or you have a design in mind, just note me and we can talk about it. Note that I'm limited by the supplies I have access to, but I'm always willing to work with you to make what you want :D I can make you a piece in wire or filigree, prices vary according to the complexity of the design.







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  • Listening to: Lullatone
  • Reading: Oranges are not the only fruit
  • Eating: Mutton Curry
  • Drinking: Bubble Tea

20k Kiriban Giveaway!~ + 10 Irrelevant things.

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 17, 2011, 1:04 PM







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Hello~

According to the poll (which I'll leave up til the kiriban's caught), most people want a wing ear cuff sodacrush.deviantart.com/art/W… for the giveaway, so that's what I'll do. Here's how it goes:

First person to note me with a screenshot of the 20,000 pageview count gets one of any earcuff instock at my Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/ValkyrieCout… (Or I can make you the specific design you want if it's OOS, provided you're willing to wait).


I know it's a long way to 20k but with my horrible track record, I figured I'd post this up first, and then a reminder journal later on :)


♥ Jasmyn








Meme - 10 things about me



I was tagged by my friend ArmoredKoi a very, very long time ago but I'm just pathetic at updating DA journal ^^;


The rules of this little meme!


    You must post these rules.

    Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.

    You have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.

    Go to their pages and tell them you tagged them.

    No tag backs.

    No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you read this." You legitimately have to tag ten people.




10 things about me:

1. I don't eat breakfast, but I eat cereal compulsively throughout the day. (When I say compulsively I mean I can work my way through a box in three days, on top of normal meals.) :eager:

2. I also don't eat things like sandwiches.. basically anything that doesn't come on a plate isn't food to me.

3. effthree and I have a pact that we won't ever crossover into each other's "area" - I don't draw, and she doesn't do jewelry.. We just satisfy our occasional urges by giving each other inane amounts of unwanted advice :D

4. I've never been attached in my life.

5. I've also never had short hair ever since I was a toddler.

6. I listen to the Star Wars soundtrack while making jewelry... ^^;

7. I love ABBA, Disney, and greek mythology.

8. I LOVE TOM YUM CUP NOODLES :excited: but I don't ever eat real tom yum soup :D

9. Although I have long hair, I never ever let it down unless it's a really cold day.

10. Seeing as I live in Singapore, cold days don't really happen at all. So I love sunny days for ice-cream and ice-cold showers, and monsoon days for everything else. :D



TAG TIME:

:iconsamuraifantasygirl: :iconeffthree: :iconwindtiger: :iconoasiaris: :iconmysterier:
:iconxxxmelissexxx: :iconvictorianredrose: :iconindustrial-pop: :iconrule404: :iconbrittbrattstudios:

♥ Jasmyn







FAQ



1. How do you make your filigree jewelry??
I assemble them out of brass findings/stampings.

2. Do you cast your own parts?
No. (I have no workshop, or access to a studio.) Much as I would like to, I'm only a college student, with a student's budget as well. I am not a professional metalsmith and I have no specialist equipment, only tools that can be bought at any hardware shop.

3. Can you teach me how to make _____ please??
I'm sorry, but my designs are my own and because I took time to learn these on my own, I will not be posting tutorials for most of them. The tutorials that I have made are available here: www.jewelrylessons.com/sodacru…

4. Where did you learn to make jewelry?
I've never taken a class or gone for a course. Jewelry isn't exactly a big thing in Singapore. There are hundreds of very good tutorials on jewelry making out there on the internet, and that's where I started. All my techniques are from my research online, or books I have.

5. I want to make jewelry. Do you have any tips?
I'm still a beginner myself ^^; so I'm actually quite surprised when people ask me this. All I can say is, keep learning and never give up. Read more, research more, find out as much as you can. If you have access to classes, go for it! Be creative, be unique, and don't be afriad to try new things :D

6. What's Sodacrush and ValkyrieCouture?
Sodacrush is my first shop on Etsy, where I sell mostly wire-wrapped jewelry as well as charm bracelts, steampunk keys, and pretty much all the random jewelry I make. ValkyrieCouture is my second line, featuring fantasy inspired filigree pieces in aged brass and sterling-silver plated brass. Links to both can be found on the sidebar.

7. Can you make me something?
Sure. I'm open to commissions, so if you see something you like but want in another colour, or you have a design in mind, just note me and we can talk about it. Note that I'm limited by the supplies I have access to, but I'm always willing to work with you to make what you want :D I can make you a piece in wire or filigree, prices vary according to the complexity of the design.







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  • Listening to: Run Aground
  • Reading: Lolita
  • Eating: Chocolate Sticks

Over 50% off all items + New watchers feature

Journal Entry: Mon May 23, 2011, 11:05 AM








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Hullo.

I haven't  updated in forever, I'm sorry about that! Anyway, I'm going to start university in 2 months and I'm going on scholarship so I'll really have to focus on my academics and put art on hiatus for awhile.

I'll be clearing out both my blogshops, so you can vote here to increase my chances at being featured on Heartsy, which will give you guys over 50% off all products!

Sodacrush: heartsy.me/deals/3210/like
ValkyrieCouture: heartsy.me/deals/3264/like


♥ Jasmyn







FAQ



1. How do you make your filigree jewelry??
I assemble them out of brass findings/stampings.

2. Do you cast your own parts?
No. (I have no workshop, or access to a studio.) Much as I would like to, I'm only a college student, with a student's budget as well. I am not a professional metalsmith and I have no specialist equipment, only tools that can be bought at any hardware shop.

3. Can you teach me how to make _____ please??
I'm sorry, but my designs are my own and because I took time to learn these on my own, I will not be posting tutorials for most of them. The tutorials that I have made are available here: www.jewelrylessons.com/sodacru…

4. Where did you learn to make jewelry?
I've never taken a class or gone for a course. Jewelry isn't exactly a big thing in Singapore. There are hundreds of very good tutorials on jewelry making out there on the internet, and that's where I started. All my techniques are from my research online, or books I have.

5. I want to make jewelry. Do you have any tips?
I'm still a beginner myself ^^; so I'm actually quite surprised when people ask me this. All I can say is, keep learning and never give up. Read more, research more, find out as much as you can. If you have access to classes, go for it! Be creative, be unique, and don't be afriad to try new things :D

6. What's Sodacrush and ValkyrieCouture?
Sodacrush is my first shop on Etsy, where I sell mostly wire-wrapped jewelry as well as charm bracelts, steampunk keys, and pretty much all the random jewelry I make. ValkyrieCouture is my second line, featuring fantasy inspired filigree pieces in aged brass and sterling-silver plated brass. Links to both can be found on the sidebar.

7. Can you make me something?
Sure. I'm open to commissions, so if you see something you like but want in another colour, or you have a design in mind, just note me and we can talk about it. Note that I'm limited by the supplies I have access to, but I'm always willing to work with you to make what you want :D I can make you a piece in wire or filigree, prices vary according to the complexity of the design.







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Featured: Donors






  • Listening to: Run Aground
  • Reading: Lolita
  • Eating: Chocolate Sticks

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 8, 2011, 9:12 AM








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Hullo.

Someone gave me a 12-month premium membership, and I have no idea who it is.


...TELL ME WHO YOU ARE PLEASE. SO I can thank you properly. OTL


♥ Jasmyn







FAQ



1. How do you make your filigree jewelry??
I assemble them out of brass findings/stampings.

2. Do you cast your own parts?
No. (I have no workshop, or access to a studio.) Much as I would like to, I'm only a college student, with a student's budget as well. I am not a professional metalsmith and I have no specialist equipment, only tools that can be bought at any hardware shop.

3. Can you teach me how to make _____ please??
I'm sorry, but my designs are my own and because I took time to learn these on my own, I will not be posting tutorials for most of them. The tutorials that I have made are available here: www.jewelrylessons.com/sodacru…

4. Where did you learn to make jewelry?
I've never taken a class or gone for a course. Jewelry isn't exactly a big thing in Singapore. There are hundreds of very good tutorials on jewelry making out there on the internet, and that's where I started. All my techniques are from my research online, or books I have.

5. I want to make jewelry. Do you have any tips?
I'm still a beginner myself ^^; so I'm actually quite surprised when people ask me this. All I can say is, keep learning and never give up. Read more, research more, find out as much as you can. If you have access to classes, go for it! Be creative, be unique, and don't be afriad to try new things :D

6. What's Sodacrush and ValkyrieCouture?
Sodacrush is my first shop on Etsy, where I sell mostly wire-wrapped jewelry as well as charm bracelts, steampunk keys, and pretty much all the random jewelry I make. ValkyrieCouture is my second line, featuring fantasy inspired filigree pieces in aged brass and sterling-silver plated brass. Links to both can be found on the sidebar.

7. Can you make me something?
Sure. I'm open to commissions, so if you see something you like but want in another colour, or you have a design in mind, just note me and we can talk about it. Note that I'm limited by the supplies I have access to, but I'm always willing to work with you to make what you want :D I can make you a piece in wire or filigree, prices vary according to the complexity of the design.







Featured: Watchers



Every time I update my journal, I will also feature the work of my watchers. I feature a different bunch of watchers each time, and every one will get a chance as long as you have deviations in your gallery :)

HANNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA by DeadRookProductions Makeshift SymphonyHe tied piano strings to his heart,
so that every time it beat
it didn't sound so empty inside.
But the music in his heart
couldn’t permeate the hollow air
as the metronome kept time for the clock.
One, two. One, two.
Reedy notes plummeted from his lips as
he made me pluck out Tchaikovsky and Bach
when all I wanted to play was twinkletwinklelittlestar.
"I'm just a little girl."
My fingers tripped and stumbled
and I know that I could never play
as well as he needed me to;
I could never keep his notes
from slipping off the page.
White and black sideswiped my fingers,
as I struck one chord too many.
"I've always wanted to make you proud, papa.
But the past is flightless swans and sometimes
we only get a glimpse of what was there."

He should’ve left the past where it belongs,
because everything was far too black-and-white
in his eyes, and I was never good enough
to replace everything that was missing
in his hollow heart.
My Guitar.. by SweetChiczz Love by CuteAndClassy :thumb146719902: :thumb131769813: retrato by Dellingur Sketch by tairis Crows beneath my shadow by blackcatrock Pink Girl Gothic by DeathDoll05 :thumb202676356: Effortless Elegance by Chalindrea clown ... very old stuff by hubie-the-cat Necklace - My Heart's Key by WishWithUs Red flower top hat by Serata :thumb15899557: :thumb201533061: :thumb202949827: A rainbow of octopi by ryderofthewind29 Souls MeetSouls Meet
Enter here two perfect mates,
Wild things with needs to sate,
She visits him always when day is done,
His heart speeds up till they beat as one,
Now on top a flash of stripe,
Rolling fur in dark of night,
Feeling his passion and his heat,
In one combined body two souls meet.
My first kiss by aruberutokun chibi son goku fanart by maruu66 just let it out by fag-muffin911 :thumb203014467: Morong Ricefield by lif3wARTch3r a tree by miwx handmade watch by nurhia






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  • Reading: Lolita
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New Features Game!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 29, 2011, 11:18 AM








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Hullo.

MY SUPPLIES ARRIVED IN THE MAIL TODAY.

Yes, I'm very excited, and I've got a few new pieces just waiting to be shot and edited :giggle:

Silenced my inner cynic and indulged in the romantic, so there's lots of hearts and wings coming up :D

And, there's this feature game going around DA, so scroll down for details, and comment if you want a feature. I've seperated the Pass it on features, donor features and watcher features. Donors get a permanant spot, watcher features will be updated everytime I post a new journal :)

♥ Jasmyn







FAQ



1. How do you make your filigree jewelry??
I assemble them out of brass findings/stampings.

2. Do you cast your own parts?
No. (I have no workshop, or access to a studio.) Much as I would like to, I'm only a college student, with a student's budget as well. I am not a professional metalsmith and I have no specialist equipment, only tools that can be bought at any hardware shop.

3. Can you teach me how to make _____ please??
I'm sorry, but my designs are my own and because I took time to learn these on my own, I will not be posting tutorials for most of them. The tutorials that I have made are available here: www.jewelrylessons.com/sodacru…

4. Where did you learn to make jewelry?
I've never taken a class or gone for a course. Jewelry isn't exactly a big thing in Singapore. There are hundreds of very good tutorials on jewelry making out there on the internet, and that's where I started. All my techniques are from my research online, or books I have.

5. I want to make jewelry. Do you have any tips?
I'm still a beginner myself ^^; so I'm actually quite surprised when people ask me this. All I can say is, keep learning and never give up. Read more, research more, find out as much as you can. If you have access to classes, go for it! Be creative, be unique, and don't be afriad to try new things :D

6. What's Sodacrush and ValkyrieCouture?
Sodacrush is my first shop on Etsy, where I sell mostly wire-wrapped jewelry as well as charm bracelts, steampunk keys, and pretty much all the random jewelry I make. ValkyrieCouture is my second line, featuring fantasy inspired filigree pieces in aged brass and sterling-silver plated brass. Links to both can be found on the sidebar.

7. Can you make me something?
Sure. I'm open to commissions, so if you see something you like but want in another colour, or you have a design in mind, just note me and we can talk about it. Note that I'm limited by the supplies I have access to, but I'm always willing to work with you to make what you want :D I can make you a piece in wire or filigree, prices vary according to the complexity of the design.






Featured: Pass it on.



Idea from Michelle-Fennel's journal

Be one of the first 18 people commenting on this journal entry, and I will add you to the Featured List!

For each of the 18 first people answering this journal I will put his/her avatar and the three deviations I like most from his/her gallery on the list.

IMPORTANT: If you answer, you'll have to do the same in your journal, putting me on the first place, completing the list with 17 other people. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone. I will check whether or not you have done this.

WARNING: You must have a premium membership in order to post thumbs of pictures in your journal!

ONE: Michelle-Fennel
:thumb192640359: Beauty of the Knight by Michelle-Fennel :thumb192776599:

TWO.
THREE.
FOUR.
FIVE.
SIX.
SEVEN.
EIGHT.
NINE.
TEN.
ELEVEN.
TWELVE.
THIRTEEN.
FOURTEEN.
FIFTEEN.
SIXTEEN.
SEVENTEEN.
EIGHTEEN.







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Stircrazy + Points + Requests + New features

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 27, 2011, 8:40 AM








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Hi guys.

I am going stir-crazy waiting for my art stuff to arrive! Hence the strage deviations/rants, I'm sorry since it's not what I usually do and I'm pretty sure people don't watch me to read my bitching. I've actually been quite upset these few days. When I'm stressed and upset I tend to fall ill and get unnecessarily emotional. Which leads to the ingestion of unhealthy amounts of panadol and chocolate.

It's always been my dream to go to art school.

(But, coming from a very traditional chinese family, it's never going to come true.)

So yes it's upsetting having to burn the midnight oil writing scholarship essays and applying for courses I'm not exactly dying to get into and thinking about the rest of my life.

On the other hand, I also know that going to art school isn't exactly what I'm looking for. I'm used to learning alone, and experimenting and I don't like being told what to do. I'm just very confused because I'm also a very easily persuaded person and the more poeple I talk to, the harder it gets to decide what I really want.

Anyway. I've started a donation pool, because I would really like a subscription! Hopefully I'll have enough points to buy one when this one runs out ^^; And, one for my lovely sister effthree as well. Give her some love :D So please donate if you like my work! Thank you :hug:

Oh and, if anyone has any requests please tell me! I love new inspiration and I just might take you up on suggestions. I've already had requests for a phoenix piece, and Ravenclaw/Gryffindor house pendants. (Why does no one like Hufflepuff?) I've already got plans for a Queen of Hearts pendant/cuff so yes. Just waiting for the mailman~

♥ Jasmyn







FAQ



1. How do you make your filigree jewelry??
I assemble them out of brass findings/stampings.

2. Do you cast your own parts?
No. (I have no workshop, or access to a studio.) Much as I would like to, I'm only a college student, with a student's budget as well. I am not a professional metalsmith and I have no specialist equipment, only tools that can be bought at any hardware shop.

3. Can you teach me how to make _____ please??
I'm sorry, but my designs are my own and because I took time to learn these on my own, I will not be posting tutorials for most of them. The tutorials that I have made are available here: www.jewelrylessons.com/sodacru…

4. Where did you learn to make jewelry?
I've never taken a class or gone for a course. Jewelry isn't exactly a big thing in Singapore. There are hundreds of very good tutorials on jewelry making out there on the internet, and that's where I started. All my techniques are from my research online, or books I have.

5. I want to make jewelry. Do you have any tips?
I'm still a beginner myself ^^; so I'm actually quite surprised when people ask me this. All I can say is, keep learning and never give up. Read more, research more, find out as much as you can. If you have access to classes, go for it! Be creative, be unique, and don't be afriad to try new things :D

6. What's Sodacrush and ValkyrieCouture?
Sodacrush is my first shop on Etsy, where I sell mostly wire-wrapped jewelry as well as charm bracelts, steampunk keys, and pretty much all the random jewelry I make. ValkyrieCouture is my second line, featuring fantasy inspired filigree pieces in aged brass and sterling-silver plated brass. Links to both can be found on the sidebar.

7. Can you make me something?
Sure. I'm open to commissions, so if you see something you like but want in another colour, or you have a design in mind, just note me and we can talk about it. Note that I'm limited by the supplies I have access to, but I'm always willing to work with you to make what you want :D I can make you a piece in wire or filigree, prices vary according to the complexity of the design.






Featured: Watchers



kanzashi Necklace 3 by PsiChan First necklace by Cara-Wolf Scarlett by moonlightnightfire Black Swan Side View by AkemiXTara sunshine by Kate-san-812 fursona by lotteje11 I can see you by MomokoChocoKukki Wild Rose by MoonlightWerewolves BobTheDragon by Jableheim I'm Still Innocent... by AwesomeQueenEmjae dragonfly wings top view by pamthelacinglady Gaia Me by TkieSai :thumb201118159: :thumb202160153: + Lilium + by dark-oji Still Alive by winnietehpuh delicate --- x by sweetest-surrender Gir on ms paint by s165455 Serenity by noirart23 :thumb162741229: I really have no idea. by ItachisOkami Waves by Greengirl866 WIP Todays Case... by Shadowash1 Fairy Darling by Dante-of-the-Blood Kirikittie butterfly by Creator-2 autumn is comin'... by dr4styk Spiderweb eye by Clairebear93 Color Practice by DannyEX Good Morning Father Sun by RaRaRawrExpress Robin's Flight by o0TeaLeaf0o La estirpe de Zyra by pitigna morning frost by andimaribee Frozen amber by Phenri Attacked by Anti-Flash :thumb191284887: Sunset Performance by Kazexokami Junior Review by LowRah88 Full Persian Bracelet by ArmoredKoi Sasuke by effthree





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