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Music To My Ears: Four Musical Earrings for Ladies

by Nysha Posted 19th May 2010 at 1:49 AM - Updated 16th Mar 2017 at 1:53 PM by Nysha
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.

Sim ladies are, tragically, lacking an essential commodity. Food? Shelter? Variation in their shopping and dining destinations? Nay, earrings!

It is my humble opinion that there is no greater jewellery than earrings. Rings and bangles get in the way when you're writing, nose piercings make the concept of sneezing one to be avoided at all costs, and necklaces bounce off your boobs and hit you in the face when you're running for the bus (at least they do if you're me). Enter the earring - pretty, unobtrusive, and distracts attention from your hair on those days when it appears to be magnetic.

And so, I bring to you four new earrings for your sim ladies to wear, on a musical theme. All of these are available for ladies aged teen to elder, in all categories except naked, including random and maternity.

First up are Note and - by far my favourite - Treble Clef.

Both come in classic gold, dashing silver, or daring spots (it's not leopard print, damnit), and are of course fully recolourable - see below.

On a more Claire's Accessories theme, the instruments: Piano Key and Guitar.

Both have 3D effect texture details, although some patterns and colours will obscure the details - hardly the end of the world, as I'm not totally sure that my including strings, frets and knobby bits on the guitar was entirely necessary.

As previously mentioned, all earrings are fully recolourable. There is a little bit of colour bleeding between the hook and the body on Treble Clef and Guitar - however you can't see it unless you zoom in close enough to need a no fade hack to avoid looking through your simmie's head.

Treble Clef: Two channels, the hook and the body.
Piano Key: Three channels; the hook, the natural (white) keys, and the sharp (black) key.
Guitar: Three channels; the hook, the body of the guitar, and the neck.
Note: Two channels, left earring and right earring (I wear odd socks, so why not odd earrings?).

You'll probably find that you're somewhat limited in the patterns that look good on these - tiny patterns are microscopic, and complex patterns just look messy. In general, big patterns with simple motifs look best; and colours that are very similar to each other tend to blend into one - not that you'll ever notice ingame.

All earrings have custom thumbnails for easy identification in CAS. They all work well with various different ear sizes, as demonstrated in the attached picture. You might get floating or sinking earrings if you go bananas with a slider hack, but in that situation I have absolutely no sympathy - and weird looking earrings will be the least of Dumbo's problems.

Retexture, remesh, rehash, reconstitute, convert, include, whatever... just keep it on free sites, and give me credit, with a link to this page or to my profile.
If you want to edit this, you can find meshes (ms3d) and textures (psd) in my journal.

Polygon Counts:
Treble Clef: 816
Note: An overwhelming 88
Piano Key: 220
Guitar: 502

I have not included LOD2 or LOD3s, as by the time you've zoomed out far enough for either to kick in you'd need a microscope to spot earrings anyway.

Additional Credits:
Thankyou to Delphy and jonha, for the wonderful CTU; wes, for the Milkshape plugins; and generally everyone else who has made this possible. Thanks to Dj, my roomie, for allowing me to steal his flute pieces to copy the shapes of the notes - and not least, a big thankyou to Frenchie of Zeus & Sons, whose mangli-interpretation of Euterpe inspired this set about, oh, ten versions ago.

All my models are using LadyFrontbum's Busty St. Lusty skintones, and -Shady-'s Multicolour Eyes.
Most of my models are using LadyFrontbum's Candy Crush eyeshadow, and a few are wearing Bing's Half Nerdy Glasses.
Morgana's hair (the teenager with The Nose) is Nouk Office Chick by Gelydh at Club Crimsyn; Alisha (pink haired nutjob) sports HP's Nouk Sport (har har, geddit?) Hair; and incidentally the stylish Victoria, in the glasses, is wearing HP's Whipped Cream lipstick.

Accessory Type: Earrings
Age: Teen Young Adult Adult Elder
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Gender: Female

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Music To My Ears.rar | All four musical earrings.

Size: 1.42 MB · Downloads: 28,168 · 19th May 2010
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 19th May 2010 at 2:18 AM
Boy, i saw this and jumped on it. Just to see what you had created, lol. I really like the treble clef and guitar sets. Nice!
Has a vampire viking fetish
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#3 Old 19th May 2010 at 2:21 AM
Omg I love the daring spots and the wee guitars. So adorable :D
Test Subject
#4 Old 19th May 2010 at 2:58 AM
Love this idea, and really well done :-) It's pretty useless to me, because my sim's hair always covers her ears, but still. Awesome!
#5 Old 19th May 2010 at 3:52 AM
OMG WOW. Love it! Almost all my Sims end up as criminals or musicians (they're cooler that way) so now I can tell them apart by putting zany earrings on the ones that are playing guitar in the park as if that wasn't clue enough.
AND WOW, THE MUSICAL NOTES CAN BE A DIFFERENT COLOUR ON EACH EAR! I AM IN HAPPY SHOCK! I think my insane Sims just tackled you in a hug of pure joy.

Mad Poster
#6 Old 19th May 2010 at 10:19 AM
Love these, especially the cute little guitars - nice work!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 19th May 2010 at 10:35 AM
Sooooo lovely
#8 Old 19th May 2010 at 3:57 PM
cute little things, love them. thanks!!!
19th May 2010 at 6:59 PM
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#9 Old 19th May 2010 at 11:12 PM
take me back to the 80'ssss when these existed in fluorescents as well!

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Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#10 Old 20th May 2010 at 3:12 PM
Thank goodness someone decided to increase our options for earrings. I was despairing and not using any at all for everyday use. Wonderful, and thank you!
Test Subject
#11 Old 20th May 2010 at 6:37 PM
like the treble clef and the note ^^
Test Subject
#12 Old 21st May 2010 at 11:26 AM
Thank you! They are really pretty!
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd May 2010 at 5:16 AM
<3 love them (:
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd May 2010 at 10:06 PM
so cute! love it!!
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Original Poster
#15 Old 23rd May 2010 at 11:29 PM
Thankyou, all.

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Test Subject
#16 Old 24th May 2010 at 4:39 AM
Oh, Pretty! I love the little notes and the guitars; they're perfect for my rock star sims. Thanks!
#17 Old 26th May 2010 at 11:13 PM
Wow! They all look great, and the custom thumbnails are a plus. Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#18 Old 27th May 2010 at 5:34 AM
Really Really Awesome! Thanks so much!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 12th Jun 2010 at 8:46 AM
BYOOSHIFUL! I wish I had these IRL!!! actually I had a pair up until recently that were tiny little cassette tapes :D
you should make a pendant too!

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#20 Old 12th Jun 2010 at 10:53 AM
Originally I was going to, Loofah, but I can't seem to make the damn thing morph. Pendants that float on skinny sims and sink into fat sims = Do Not Want.

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th Jun 2010 at 3:42 AM
You should consider allowing male characters to where them too. I know a few bardic characters who would like them. :3
Test Subject
#22 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 4:36 PM
I really love these. Perfect for all my musical sims. Thanks for making them.
Test Subject
#23 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 4:55 PM
That earrings are so cool! ^_^
Test Subject
#24 Old 22nd Oct 2010 at 5:34 AM
This is amazing! Those earrings are, by far, the BEST THINGS EVER ON MOD THE SIMS!!! I would seriously buy those if I ever saw them in real life, no matter the price! Great job!
Field Researcher
#25 Old 11th Feb 2011 at 1:24 AM
Awesome! Please consider making them for men as well .

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