Hi, everyone! This is my first mod, which I just released a couple of weeks ago. I plan to add a few more things in an update sometime in the future, as well. I hope you enjoy it.
This mod adds several types decorative building blocks, a new biome, and new crafting items to the game.
The biome, which is called The Ornamental Forest, is full of colorful trees. The trees vary in sizes, and some have vines that naturally grow on them. Throughout the forest, glowing mushrooms can be found growing on trees. This helps to light your way while you're exploring the forest. The tree leaves can be harvested for their blossoms, using a special pair of pruning shears. The blossoms can then be pulverized into pigment, using a Mortar & Pestle, or they can be used as decorations to place in special vases.
The pigments created from the blossoms are used to color clay for bricks, or to make stain for colored wood blocks. There are several new gemstone ores, which drop chunks of gemstone that can be broken up into fragments using the Mortar & Pestle. The fragments can then be used with grout to create decorative tile blocks.
The trees can be harvested for saplings, the same way as normal trees can be. There are also 2 new potions, which require essences that can be found by chopping wood, harvesting blossoms, or mining ores. The potions give you double drops on wood logs and ores, or give you the ability to harvest blossoms without pruning shears.
Cedar: Warm brown colored bark, with warm, reddish wood on the inside. Foliage: bright green, non-flowering. Crabapple: Pale brown bark, with grayish wood on the inside. Foliage: dark pink/bright red flowers. Dogwood: Light brown bark, with warm, pinkish wood inside. Foliage: pink/white flowers. Jacaranda: Warm tan colored bark, with bright, godenrod colored wood. Foliage: purple and pink flowers. Laburnum: Dark brown bark, with yellow/brown rings and yellow/brown streaked wood. Foliage: yellow flowers. Paulownia: Grayish-brown bark, with very pale, cool toned wood. Foliage: cyan/blue flowers/vines. Carolina Silverbell: Dark brown, orange and green-striped bark, with warm peach-colored wood inside. Foliage: White flowers/vines. Wisteria: Dark brown/gray streaked bark, with pale, warm white wood inside. Foliage: blue/violet flowers/vines.
Amethyst: Purple Aventurine: Green Carnelian: Orange Chalcopyrite: Teal/Iridescent Citrine: Yellow Jade: Pale Green Jasper: Bright Red Labradorite: Turquoise/Yellow Mica: White/Iridescent Moonstone: Pale Blue/Iridescent Rose Quartz: Pale Pink Sodalite: Dark Blue
Gatherer's Glee: Created by brewing Earthen Essence with a Mundane Potion. This potion gives you double the amount of drops of all logs and ores. Duration: 45 seconds.
Floral Fortune: Created by brewing Floral Essence with a Mundane Potion. This potion allows you to bypass using the pruning shears (which break after around 24 uses). Duration: 45 seconds.
All new tree types: logs, leaves, saplings, vines (except cedar), planks, slabs, stairs, fences, gates.
Ornamental Grass: Found in the Ornamental Forest. Available with flowers or without.
Ornamental Dirt: Found in the Ornamental Forest. It is darker than normal dirt.
Fairy Glow-Cup: Bio-luminescent mushroom that only grows on trees in the Ornamental Forest. Can only be harvested by Silk-Touch tools.
ClayVases: Tree Blossoms can be placed inside these for decoration. These do not work with flowers, only blossoms. 16 colors.
Doors: 6 styles, all vanilla woods, all mod woods, and 16 colors.
Pruning Shears: These are used to harvest blossoms from flowering trees. Crafted from Iron Ingots. Good for 24 uses or so.
Mortar & Pestle: Used to crush ores into fragments, and blossoms into pigments. Crafted from Iron Nuggets and Ingots. Good for about 32 uses.
Tree Blossoms: Crabapple, Dogwood, Jacaranda, Laburnum, Paulownia, Carolina Silverbell, Wisteria. Can be placed inside vases as decorations.
Pigments: 16 colors
Colored Clay: 16 colors
Colored Clay Bricks: 16 colors
Colored Clay Mix (for large bricks): 16 colors
Colored Clay Vase (unfired): must be placed in a furnace to harden before use.
Dye Bath (must be heated to become colored stain): 16 colors
Colored Wood Stain: 16 colors
Door plans: 6 styles (crafted from paper and ink sacs)
Dark Iron Mix: Combining Charcoal with Iron Nuggets makes a dark colored Iron mix, ready to be smelted into an ingot.
Dark Iron Ingot: These are used to create the Dark Iron Inlay for doors.
Dark Iron Inlay (for making door style 4)
Gemstone Chunks: Amethyst, Aventurine, Carnelian, Chalcopyrite, Citrine, Jade, Jasper, Labradorite, Mica, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Sodalite. These drop when mining their corresponding ores.
Gemstone Fragments: Amethyst, Aventurine, Carnelian, Chalcopyrite, Citrine, Jade, Jasper, Labradorite, Mica, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Sodalite. They are obtained by crushing Gemstone Chunks with the Mortar & Pestle.
Mica Powder: Obtained by pulverizing Mica Fragments with the Mortar & Pestle. This item is used for making white pigment.
Grout: Combined with Gemstone Fragments and Concrete Block to make a decorative mosaic tile block.
Whitewash: This will lighten any type of wood block, be it vanilla wood or mod wood, to prepare it for staining.
Earthen Essence: Used for Gatherer's Glee Potion, (rare) drop from logs and ores
Floral Essence: Used for Floral Fortune Potion, (rare) drop from harvesting blossoms
Maiden's Materials Manual: An easy to read, illustrated guide to getting the most out of this mod. This item will immediately spawn in inventory upon creating a new world.
The mod now has a config file that will allow you to customize your playing experience.
You now have the option to adjust the chance for the Ornamental Forest biome to spawn.
In addition, you can choose which trees inside the Ornamental Forest have vines. So feel free to pick and choose there.
You can also control vine growth, which means you can now pick and choose which vines you'd like to have growing. Note: once you turn vines off, they won't grow, even when placed. They will need to be turned back on in order to grow again.
The final thing you can do with the config file is control ore generation. Each ore type in my mod is now completely customizable. So if you want obscene amounts of one kind of ore, but none of another, you can make that happen.
A warning about ore customization: Be aware that by adjusting these settings you can possibly cause your game to lag or to crash. So be careful with it, and just use common sense when setting the ore generation to your liking.
The config file can be found in your Minecraft settings folder, in .minecraft/config/maidensmaterials
I've hidden a small secret within the mod. Your clue for it is this: Drinking the potion of Floral Fortune can really give you a green thumb. Good luck!