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 Post subject: For lavawitch, hula hoops i've made!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:56 pm 
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Now there's something in this forum!

I tried selling hula hoops, and I sold enough to pay off all of the tape I bought, but i'm a shitty salesperson so it's kind of dried up. But now I have enough tape to make and retape hula hoops for myself for the rest of my life, so it's okay!

Mini hoops that I just made. These will keep me busy all winter because I can't even spin them straight at the same time!
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Various ones made to order, people love sparkle and pink.
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This is another one I made for someone else, and it's my favorite one that I haven't kept.
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My 'pretty' hoop, it stays indoors because I don't want to bounce it on the concrete and ruin it!

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And this is me hooping with my 'beater' hoop, meaning I take it outside and drop it over and over and it gets so torn up that I have to retape it.

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And here at the end is the first hoop I ever made, out of the wrong kind of tubing and cheap tape that I didn't have enough of. I later re-taped it so it looks nicer, but it's heaaaaaaaavy!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:57 pm 
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I would buy one, but I would probably kill myself with it. They are cute!

Do you have any indy toy stores near you? Could try shopping them around there.

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 Post subject: Re: For lavawitch, hula hoops i've made!
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I might change my mind in the spring, but when I decided to sell them I had 10 orders right away from my sister-in-law's salon, and I found it really stressful, because I had to make all of those in two weeks (it takes about two hours to make an adult sized hoop), to sell them at the farmer's market or something i'd have to mass-produce a bunch in various sizes and hope they sell.

Also, I won't ship because I did that for a friend and it was HELL and it adds so much to the price, you're better off buying local.

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Those are great! I really want to try hooping.


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mrsbadmouth wrote:
I might change my mind in the spring, but when I decided to sell them I had 10 orders right away from my sister-in-law's salon, and I found it really stressful, because I had to make all of those in two weeks (it takes about two hours to make an adult sized hoop), to sell them at the farmer's market or something i'd have to mass-produce a bunch in various sizes and hope they sell.

Also, I won't ship because I did that for a friend and it was HELL and it adds so much to the price, you're better off buying local.


I am amusing myself imaging trying to mail a bunch of hula hoops. And I thought mailing textbooks was a pain in the butt.

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Well, you used to be able to because they would measure it like a tire, and since there's a big hole in the middle it was just measured around the girth of the tubing. Now they have to take a tape measure around the WHOLE thing and add it to the length and width, and it's always above their limit. They changed it not too long ago, so I had read on the internet it was possible and wasn't worried, then I took the three finished hoops wrapped in bubble tape in, and...no. I had to make three new ones, leave them unconnected and send the connectors and extra tape to cover where the tube meets, coil them down tight, and mail them in a box. It was $18 for three of them. And I still have the three I made originally, one is huge because it was for her husband, and one is made for a ten-year-old. So.

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The hoops look awesome, MBM! And can we please talk about your totally stylin' shorts? They are cute!

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I will totally buy a Molly-size hoop from you! She loves rings, rubber bands* and things like that. She flips them over her head and then gets annoyed that they land on her back, so she wriggles out from under them and does it again.


*not unsupervised!

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mixmaster_mo wrote:
The hoops look awesome, MBM! And can we please talk about your totally stylin' shorts? They are cute!


Clearance rack pajama shorts from Old Navy!

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 Post subject: Re: For lavawitch, hula hoops i've made!
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Maaaan, I still want to hoop!

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 Post subject: Re: For lavawitch, hula hoops i've made!
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So cute, so sparkly, so pink. My daughters would love them. Though they'd need to come with instructions as they can;t make them work, and neither can I!

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 Post subject: Re: For lavawitch, hula hoops i've made!
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Dude, I can't make the ones that sell at stores work! They're way too light. Even the ones I make for little kids are heavier and therefore way easier to use.

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 Post subject: Re: For lavawitch, hula hoops i've made!
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I used to be quite an expert with the hoop. I should get one, but I want a fancy handmade one and not a shitty wal mart one! I'll need to research my local acid droppers and jamband festival-goers.

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Its a pity you live so far away. It would cost way more to ship than to buy.

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Those look great! I love hooping, but I've never made one myself. Maybe someday...

The hoop I have is from ebay, but it's a collapsible one, so they were still able to mail it to me. Otherwise I can imagine it's quite a pain in the asparagus to transport them...


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Buying the tape is pretty much what has kept me from making a lot more hoops, it's so darn expensive!! I love your mini hoops and would love to hear your progress in learning to spin them, I got the notion a few months ago that I wanted to learn to hoop with twinnies but... I never got around to it.

Haha, I made the same mistake as you my first time: bought the wrong kind of tubing and they are hella heavy. Also much more expensive, oops!

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Lou, if you want some sparkly/shiny tape, I can cut some off and send it to you. It has paper backing so it's no problem!

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now i really really want one.


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This makes me want a hula hoop even though I can't hula hoop. And I don't have a yard to practice in. I'd just break all my shiitake even faster than I do by walking around the apartment.

But that all-pink one looks so very Jem and the Holograms that I WANTS IT.

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yeah, i still want one too, but i'm far too lazy to make my own.

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I'd suggest checking the local etsy shops:

http://www.etsy.com/shop_local.php

Then you don't have to pay ~$10 shipping. Avoid anyone who makes duct tape hoops. $20 is a good starting price.

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Oooh, these are so pretty! Hula hooping rocks.

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These are so great! I would love to own a cool hula hoop but I cannot use them. They just fall pathetically to the floor when I try to twirl them around.


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Those hoops are super cool!!

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These are amazing! I wish shipping weren't such a pain i'd like to learn hooping.

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