My co-worker Pilar took my pictures yesterday because I forgot my tripod and I was going to change before I left work for hooping. Even though she reads my blog every day she was giggling at my poses. She said that seeing them on the blog was one thing, but watching me actually DO it was another. I can see that. As a result, I have a super goofy grin on my face in half the pictures because I am laughing at Pilar laughing at me.
I’m gaining some control in this next shot…
And I’ve almost got it…
This dress is OK. It’s such a pretty print and flattering fit, but it pulls my slip all day and it’s a little too long, but not quite long enough to justify having it tailored. (Oh how I wish I could sew, but I am alarmingly bad at it, trust me).
I made a couple new things this weekend!~ (And am wearing them in the above outfit) Let me know if you are interested in them. I am not adding them to the shop just yet, the wings and the key and just base metal components and I try to use only gold-filled, sterling silver and brass in the store. How important to you is that? It doesn’t really change the COST that much, but it does make some elements a lot easier for me to FIND.
I think one of the most important elements of this is the chain. I think the long squared off shape just works really well with the key.
These are just a simple hoop and bead combo, I have some more design-y earrings I am wearing today that I am totally excited to show you. I designed the hoops for a friend at church who thinks she can’t wear big earrings. I made her these as a sort of bigger earring that remains simple and neutral for every day wear.
AND THEN…I met Tina. Jealous? You really really should be. I picked her up (mere blocks away from my own house, so convenient!) and we drove to hoop group. I felt at home with her right away, and she didn't seem to think I was too crazy.
Here we are working it!
“Oh hey! I’m Tina and I’m the cutest beginner here today!”
Don’t let her tell you any lies, she did really well for a first timer!
And here is me, being a cheeseball and showing my midriff…
Double hooping is so awesome that once I got the hang of it I immediately ordered a second hoop, which means if you come visit we can totally hoop dance in the back yard.
Boots, Arturo Chang
Earrings and Necklace, www.loveerindesigns.etsy.com