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« on: November 13, 2009 05:58:44 PM »

Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334646

Belly dance, Arabic Dance, Dance du Ventre, Danse Orientale, or Raqs Sharki--call it what you will, Belly Dance has found its way into the hearts of many creative people! With its ever growing popularity and health benefits, this dance is becoming more and more prevalent and has made its way from the restaurants and theaters and into art festivals and television. It has taken shape into many different forms from Cabaret and Classical Egyptian to Tribal Fusion and ATS, and every combination under the sun. So how about making it appear for a 3rd encore as a Craftster swap?

Swap name: Belly Dance Swap Round 3

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Saturn

Sign-up date range: Nov. 13 Nov. 21

Date to send item by: Monday, Jan. 18th, 2010 (8 wks & 2 days)

Limited to a certain number of people? No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? No

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

For this swap we will be crafting Belly Dance related items. You do not have to be a Belly Dancer to participate. It is perfectly fine if you have just a genuine interest in the art, culture, music, costumes etc. All are welcome!

Items we could craft for each other in Belly Dance Swap Round 3 can include:

Anything that jingles or sparkles, flows or flourishes
Middle Eastern inspired art
Hair adornments
Zill bags
Cosmetics
Photo albums for those hafla pics
Costume Malfunction Emergency Kit (with safety pins, a simple sewing kit, Nippits, extra sequins, beads, coins, Tide pen, etc
Dancer In Distress kit (Includes things to calm nerves and anxiety backstage--aromatherapy lotion or mist (lavender!!), chocolate, little messages of support-etc
Jewelry
Costume accessories (beads, fringe, coins, Kuchi pendants, etc)
Choli tops or simple halters
Belts
Hip scarves
Armlets/bracelets/anklets
Bindiis
Henna tattoo stencils
Incense
Belly dance pins, buttons, bumper stickers
Gently used hand me-downs (with the understanding that this can NOT count as the large item)
Books or other media that has been seen or listened to, and could be passed on. (same rule as above)
Anything that inspires us to dance!

REMEMBER - the item requirement is slightly smaller due to the holidays, unless you and your partner want to do more:

1 large and two smalls  -or-  1 large and 1 medium


and you'll get a whopping 7 weeks to do it in, with send outs over a week from Jan 1st.

INPORTANT NOTE - I do want at least one post in the swap thread or a PM (CC'ed to me and your partner) a week to let us know you haven't been run over by a reindeer.

NOTE TO POTENTIAL SWAPPERS! - My intention is to make this swap very stress free! Isn't it nice to sit by the fire and craft on a cool winter's night? (And I say "cool" because I live in FL, hehe) I understand that a few of you are concerned about the holiday hustle and bustle. I am open to the idea of extending send-outs if need be, but hopefully we won't need to. So we'll cross that bridge if and when we come to it. I understand that not everyone has a winter break, PTO, or vacation days over the holiday so I want to make sure we can still welcome those people and work with their schedules and needs.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Belly Dance Swap Round 3
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Do you have anything allergy causing in your home?
Confirm that you are at least 16 years old:
You understand that you must post in this thread or send me a PM at least once a week?
If for some reason you cant, (like vacation) youll let us know?
Likes (color, fabric, etc):
Dislikes/Allergies:
What styles of Belly Dance have you studied or like the best?
How long have you been dancing/studying?
Do you have any favorite belly dancers?
What types of costumes do you like? (i.e. glitzy with beads and sequins, or earthy with cowries and old tribal coins?)
Crafting Skills:
Things you may like to receive:
Facebook, Myspace, Wists?
Links to things that inspire you?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

« Last Edit: January 18, 2010 10:05:04 AM by Saturn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am currently in:
WWP Round 29 Lughnasdagh 2011 swap!
Date to send item by: 07-25-11
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009 05:59:49 PM »

PARTNERS!

MadGypsy <-----> MommyTheMaid
Saturn<--------> SprigofIvy

Small swap! Dang economy and holiday season! But I don't mind, this is my first organizing endeavor. But I have co-organized twice, if that counts!  Grin

Links to Previous Belly Dance Swaps:

Belly Dance Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=61033.0
Belly Dance Swap Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=126967.0
Belly Dance Swap Idea Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49989.0

Belly Dance Swap II Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=264468.0
Belly Dance Swap II Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275620.0
Belly Dance Swap II Idea Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237432.0

Middle East/North Africa Inspired Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=264627.0
Middle East/North Africa Inspired Swap Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=271416.0
Middle East/North Africa Inspired Idea Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=183433.0

Belly Dance Swap Round 3 Idea Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=326581.0



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1. Saturn
2. MadGypsy
3. MommyTheMaid
4. Sprigofivy
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« Last Edit: November 22, 2009 05:00:40 PM by Saturn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am currently in:
WWP Round 29 Lughnasdagh 2011 swap!
Date to send item by: 07-25-11
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2009 07:53:56 PM »

Just sent in my survey. I am so excited for this one!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2009 09:51:49 PM »

Woo hoo!  I am in Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009 04:28:41 AM »

Yay! I'll update everyone's status when I get home from class this afternoon.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009 09:16:28 AM »

I am excited!
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009 02:32:27 PM »

Oh, I would love to do this swap, but I no longer dance nor hang with people who do. Sad

Could I morph my end of the swap with my partner a bit? I do love making tassles! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009 02:05:16 PM »

Oh, I would love to do this swap, but I no longer dance nor hang with people who do. Sad

Could I morph my end of the swap with my partner a bit? I do love making tassles! Cheesy

That would entirely be up to your partner, but keep in mind that the idea behind the theme is to both make and send belly dance related stuff as well as receive it. I don't think it would be a huge issue if you were ok with receiving something like gypsy-esk jewelry, a colorful scarf, a painting of a belly dancer, or middle-eastern inspired art though! What I'm trying to explain here is that I don't think it would be at all fair to ask your partner to craft something really off-base from the theme, like a christmas dog sweater or something, when they signed up expecting to craft for a belly dance swap. Cheesy  If your dog or cat wants a hip scarf, that would be entirely different...lol! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009 03:07:01 PM »

One more day of sign-ups! Don't be shy.  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009 08:35:20 AM »

I'll be assigning partners this evening, so there is still room for last minute sign ups.  Grin
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