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Re: [Jelly Key][GB] Dragons of Eden: the Descendants artisan keycaps
« Reply #500 on: Thu, 06 February 2020, 01:34:16 »
Dragons of Eden: the Descendants artisan keycaps

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As far as we know, dragons are mysterious creatures, and those of Eden are the most of all. They rise, they fall, and they rise again. Last time, we’ve come to learn that there’re 1000-year-old dragon brothers lurking through the incandescent clouds upon the East Sea in the Eden world to magnify the magic stamped inside them. But this act did not appear purposelessly. The place needs protection, and this holy trinity of brothers has been at the helm of Eden with excellence and mindfulness when no other creatures could have done it any better.

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Then, what essentially must be, prevails. Three dragons named Dranimus, Drapalala, and Drapartum brought their next generations into the world. They laid seven eggs to later hatch to seven youngsters under the celebration of the whole Eden. The moment these eggs started to crack, everything just stopped and everyone just held their breath. Against all odds, these offspring were born with great powers absorbed by all elements from nature and the Eden itself, which together forms something called Supreme Power, and is also the one and only thing that three brothers could ever expect. This drastically shook the whole East Sea and Eden alike with many associated names starting to appear, and the most popular among them was ”Birth of the Legends”.
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Re: [Jelly Key][GB] Next Zend Pond: A Betta Saga artisan keycaps
« Reply #501 on: Tue, 24 March 2020, 12:15:44 »
A Betta Saga artisan keycaps

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In the previous chapters of our Eden chronicles, we’ve come to learn about the mighty Dragons of the East Sea, and the cheerfully dynamic Koi fish in the Zen pond, both filled with absolute essence from the magical world of Eden.

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Dating back to the late 18th century, Betta fish has long been a legendary warrior symbol in the Eden world, arousing curiosity from every corner of this land as everyone wanted to capture, tame, or see them at least once in real life. But in the early days, hardly did anyone know that Betta is extremely territorial, carrying a massive sense of aggression in their blood, especially the males. Let me elaborate in this scenario for you to imagine more easily on how aggressive Betta can get. If inhabiting together in the same area, they can attack each other until death if the surrounds are too close. Simply put, Betta fish are certainly not friendly neighbors. They are solitary soldiers.
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Re: [Jelly Key][GB] Next Zend Pond: A Betta Saga artisan keycaps
« Reply #502 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 13:23:27 »
They are amazing artisan! Well done bros!

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Retro TV series – Arcade Cabinets artisan keycaps

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“Heyyy, Virtual Cop after school?”
“Sure, gonna beat your ass this time! Hahaha….”

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Thanks to the time machine, we just came back and took the dialog to open this note. Just kidding. But hey, remember how exciting it was to stop by your favourite arcade after school? And how mesmerizing it was to sink in button-bashing with your best mates and beat the high score with all the joyful “beeps”, “blips” sounds coming along the way? Those could be the most  incredible memories in the world back in time when you didn’t have to worry about bills, taxes, toxic relationships and of course any pandemic depression. All you had to worry then was just having enough quarters to get to the next level or how to resist the feeling of “can’t leave” to get home in time for lunch.
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Re: [GB] Retro TV series – Arcade Cabinets artisan keycaps
« Reply #504 on: Tue, 28 April 2020, 12:40:51 »
The group-buy of next Retro TV series – Arcade Cabinets will closed at next 24h, and please remember that we don’t run any group-buy again.  6 keycap per order & all collection will be free shipping.

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Re: [GB] The Rehabilitation of Lost Cities artisan keycaps
« Reply #505 on: Sun, 31 May 2020, 03:57:59 »
The Rehabilitation of Lost Cities artisan keycaps

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During the High-tech War of the world is likely ending, a strange meteorite was in a head-on collision with Earth which everyone later knows as Phaethon Impact. After Giant-Impact, the world order was changed one more time…

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Indeed, Creative Realism – a miracle – what we would like to get into the whole Jellykey keycap. Now, let us tell you how we got this miracle in the rehabilitation of Lost Cities.

The ruins of buildings that have size 1-2 mm have been poured into the molds. After becoming solidified within 8 hours in pressure pots, the castings are detached from their molds to move the design details step. In this step, the artisans will place these details on the sole of each size according to a sketch designed beforehand. It will take about 30 – 45 minutes to complete.

For “Lost Cities II”, three size key-cap correspond to three layers, each layer has 4 distinctive landscapes. The color-ways are covered meticulously by nature effects in which the 4 main color-ways: bright orange – lava, blue ice-ocean, green – forest and chaotic color – toxic that are their own unique, especially we make sure a special effect – Red Dragon effect which was hidden inside the ruins, will get you a new impression. For that reason, the artisans take around 5 to 8 hours to complete every single key-cap...



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Re: [GB] Born of Forest artisan keycaps
« Reply #506 on: Sun, 21 June 2020, 11:22:10 »
Born of Forest artisan keycaps

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The trees, with a diameter of 1.5mm and a height of 3mm, are our challenge at this time. Within three different highlights for each one, we even can’t remember how many times we remade from the zero points for painting and sticking the trees on the base to able to get ultra-realism. However, while the creation is highly appreciated. We created a “Born of Forest” by our spirit, and “Born of Forest” is just with you!…
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Then, we guess this is the moment everyone has been waiting for: How to make Born of Forest

Firstly, we cast resin on the base in which trees, mountains, and a house. The minimums times are at least 10 minutes for each keycap. Casting resin base, on the other hand, requires up to 8 hours to become harden. Then, the rough edges from the casting process are ground smooth. Each tree is trimmed carefully before dusting. It will take us about 30 minutes with base and trees, especially, spacebar profile and Herbts design will take more 20 minutes to complete deburring – dusting.

Next to the handmade-painting step, each detail includes the wood base, landscape, mountains need skill in the use of the hands. Each profile has its own time to be unique. For this reason, every single keycap is required up within 30 minutes to 2 hours before moving the next.

For each design, the grass is what we had to try many grass colors to make realistic nature. Times between 20 minutes to 40 minutes are considered suitable for sodding. Every single will has at least 3 types of grass and covered by 2 -5 types of highlight. For trees and houses, we stick carefully each detail within 20 minutes to 1 hour to be the basic scene of the forest. This step is considered a key point for this collection.

The keycaps will be moved to the final profile layers step. After casting into the molds with different sizes, those are put in paint pressure pots to be dryness within 16 hours. Finally, the artisans will clean the outer surface key-cap before having been tagged own serial number and added to inventory before delivering to you.

The trees, with a diameter of 1.5mm and a height of 3mm, are our challenge at this time. Within three different highlights for each one, we even can’t remember how many times we remade from the zero points for painting and sticking the trees on the base to able to get ultra-realism. However, while the creation is highly appreciated. We created a “Born of Forest” by our spirit, and “Born of Forest” is just with you!
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Re: [GB] Born of Forest artisan keycaps
« Reply #507 on: Tue, 23 June 2020, 15:19:10 »
The last 24h to join Born of Forest artisan. And please remember that we will not run any group-buy again, please don't miss this charm.

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Re: [GB] Born of Forest artisan keycaps
« Reply #508 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 04:45:58 »
I want an keyboard full of just these keys.

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Re: [GB] Born of Forest artisan keycaps
« Reply #509 on: Sat, 04 July 2020, 05:13:06 »
Wow, your work is mesmerizingly beautiful! Do happen to have a video showing how much work goes on behind the scenes?

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Re: [GB] Born of Forest artisan keycaps
« Reply #510 on: Tue, 14 July 2020, 09:23:59 »
Love these, can't wait for the chance to buy some!

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Re: [GB] 8-bit series: Pipeline City artisan keycaps - Cherry + SA + Cubic
« Reply #511 on: Sat, 18 July 2020, 23:41:43 »
8-bit series: Pipeline City artisan keycaps

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after 5 years working as a keycap maker, this is the first time I try to make a cherry profile spacebar, yes, the spacebar in cherry profile…






a bit of history

What do we talk about when we talk about 8-bit? Well, there’s one thing we’re sure that it was, has been, and will ever be the golden era of the gaming world. Flashback 37 years ago, we wanted you to take a trip down memory lane, to reminisce about the very first time you held your console that’s taking the world by storm during that time and marking the start of the third generation of video game consoles. This period saw the dawn of 8-bit handheld consoles originated from Japan, and their legendary games coming along.

another world unravelled

To human’s eyes, the 8-bit gaming world seems to be only presented with the more improved visual and sound capabilities than the previous generation, but somewhere in 1983, up in the dusty attic of a boy named Orion, things were different. There lived a whole civilization that nobody ever knew about. The society of those magically built codes that come to life in a senseless cartridge. The stellarly enchanting world of Pipeline City.

Well, let’s get to know Orion, also known as the Master in Pipeline City, first. He is a young boy with a golden heart, which is very selective when it comes to who to open up. To outsiders, he carries a rather reserved, gives the impression of being a basic nerdy boy that’s always hiding in his bedroom to build something “weird.” Yes, that should be the word you’re thinking about. Or most of the time, he would retreat into his shell, hide under his hoodie cap, put on an all-black pair of headphones, and there you have it – another typical normie who likes to play video games. However, this is not the case at all, especially when he is with his most beloved ones at home. That’s how you know his heart has given its choice to open up.



this time we have 3 profiles: Cherry + SA + Cubic, and 5 keycaps sizes: 1u – 1.5u – 2u – 2.25u – 6.25u, 4 designs…
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Re: [GB] 8-bit series: Pipeline City artisan keycaps - Cherry + SA + Cubic
« Reply #512 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 15:25:11 »
I have just updated hand-on video of 8-bit series: Pipeline City artisan keycaps
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Re: [GB] 8-bit series: Pipeline City artisan keycaps - Cherry + SA + Cubic
« Reply #513 on: Tue, 21 July 2020, 12:31:01 »
We will close the #groupbuy of "8-bit series: Pipeline City artisan keycaps" in next #24h, sooner than expected. So take your chance as soon as you can., and please remember that we don’t run any group-buy again.

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Re: [GB] Zen pond III – Cherry circle of life artisan keycaps
« Reply #514 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 15:25:20 »
Zen pond III – Cherry circle of life artisan keycaps

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We have 12 sizes in this collection

1u – Cherry profile R4
1.5u – Cherry profile R3 – “Tab” & “\“
1.75u – Cherry profile R2 – “Capslock“
2u – Cherry profile R4 – “Backspace“
2.25u – Cherry profile R2 – “Enter“
2.25u – Cherry profile R1 – ” Left Shift“
2.75u – Cherry profile R1 – “Right shift”
3u – Cherry “Spacebar” for “Filco Minila”
3u – SA profile “Spacebar” for “Filco Minila”
6.25u – Cherry “Spacebar”
6.5u – Cherry “Spacebar” for “Corsair“
7u – Cherry “Spacebar”







how we bring the keycaps into being: eden effect and zen pond III

Once again, Jelly Key is extremely gratified to take pride in being the first group of artisans to bring the Eden effect into keycaps. We have to say it’s been very encouraging for us to have received so much love and support from all of our treasured customers for this particular effect. This takes us back to the early days of 2018, the beginning of Jelly Key’s journey to discover a new effect that could represent our unique expression theme.

Eden effect did not just happen overnight. It’s a dozen months’ worth of researching and exploring of the whole Jelly Key team with artisanship expertise and unwavering determination. Our team spent a lot of time producing the harmonious effects and colors on each keycap, but still guaranteeing the same shade. Each keycap would have a unique effect and imprint not to repeat on any other keycaps. The color rays that you can see on a finished product are a process of trial and error through different deposition times, awaiting temperatures, and color fusion. Well, old sayings are never wrong; hard work did pay off. The Eden effect was born, and that’s all we ever needed to achieve and bring to you the signature effect originally created by Jelly Key.

Fast forward to several months later, in August 2018, we introduced to the world the first handcrafting keycap collection delicately embedded with the Eden effect. It took the name of Zen Pond with a spiritual theme centralizing Koi fish – an iconic Japanese fish variety. We have been making the Zen Pond collection for quite a long time now, greatly inspired by Koi fish’s symbol of luck, prosperity, and good fortune; to be later transformed into Zen Pond keycaps under the meaning to bring peace and harmony in mind to whoever person that owns it. Creating such a collection with both magical Eden effect and beautiful living jewels like Koi fish is truly a phenomenal work of Jelly Key. The theme acted as a strong base for us to continue creating the next generations of this series, giving birth to Zen Pond spacebar/enter/shift artisan keycaps, Zen Pond II – A Story of Everything, and now, the latest collection – Zen Pond III: Cherry Circle of Life. Now, let’s find out how we made these cute little babies!

how small is it?


In this Zen Pond III collection, we created 6 different positions of Koi fish, dividing into 3 sizes of 6mm, 7.5mm, and 9mm. Don’t be concerned by this tiny scale because you can still recognize very lively details inside the keycaps just under the size of a pinkie tip. In particular, the Koi fins are especially highlighted on their bodies to make it most visible and animated, no matter their size. You’ll be able to see ultra-cute Koi fishies in a rounded shape with a unique chibi style!

coloring the kois – tough work!


Moving on to color and effect formation, again, it takes the Pouring Art of mixing alcohol ink with resin to produce this magical series. It conveys abstract and random aspects of expression. The reaction of alcohol ink in resin brings a hypothetical effect occasionally used in interior design for some specific purposes. Its elegant fluids play a crucial role in raising the power of imagination. In the collection, we applied 3 to 5 layers of paint for each keycap so the colors can have a certain thickness and be clearer to our eyes. More importantly, these color tones are entirely based on real Koi fish to increase their authenticity.

This is also the hardest thing we faced during the production of Zen Pond III. Koi fish molds in the collection are much smaller than the previous series of Zen Pond I and II, so it’s very challenging to paint the fishes and keep them spirited as much as possible. Not to mention that we also made Cherry profiles for the whole keycaps, which induced another difficulty in detail layout as the space in this profile is typically short.

One last important thing to note is that the Jelly Key team always tries to produce keycaps with authenticity as much as we can. This also means it is not possible to guarantee our designs’ color fluids will look exactly the same as shown in pictures on our website. More excitingly, however, each keycap will have its own unique and distinct fluid effect, so the only common thing they share is the color option. No single keycap will bear a similar look to any other ones with their signature color ray imprint.
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