Hi all, it's that time we'd been waiting for: The OFFICIAL BELLY DANCE SWAP
Here is the original idea thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=49989.0
Swap name: Belly Dance Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Flareon
Sign-up date range: 11-1-05 through 11-6-05
Date to send item by: 12-5-05
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping
and will make sure that every participant
meets these conditions: YES
Details of swap: Okay folks, let's keep this one simple and fun, shall we? We each craft for our partners one large item
or several smaller items
that involve belly dancing. The philosophy behind this swap is COMMUNICATION. Talk with your partner to see what kind of things would be appreciated. If someone who's really into the dance form wants authentic-looking belly dance jewelry that's great, but if someone who's just into the stereotype wants a I Dream of Jeanie theme t-shirt, that's totally cool too. I will try to match those together who are compatible. Remember, we can take this as broadly as we like; belly dance is a diverse artform, so feel free to work with your own interpretations.
Here are some links for those who might be interests in educating themselves a bit about the dance:
History, culture, lots of text: http://www.shira.net/
A beautiful and successful bellydancer: http://www.orientaldancer.net/
Lots of bellydance clips, choose those with the *: http://www.amulya.info/bellydancing/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=160&Itemid=80
An icon of Tribal Fusion style: http://www.rachelbrice.com/
If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Belly Dance Swap
Your real name:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?
Likes (color, fabric, etc):
Specific style of interest if any:
Things you may like to receive:
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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.
AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM: