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1  Re: Do you hoop? I do now! in Completed Projects by megadoomer on: September 09, 2009 10:16:32 AM
Hi Fellow Hooper!

I wanted to reply to let you know that YES there are other hoopers on here! I find the website www.hoopcity.ca to be WAY better than Hooping.org. Check that site out! It has a forum area too where you can get a lot of help with anything hoop related! Also, I notice that you are wrapping your colored electrical tapes over the bare irrigation tubing without laying out a base. That is fine, but I have made...oh lessee....about 15 hoops in the past month so I am hoping I may have some helpful tips  Grin

I would suggest you try laying a base of tape down first, (if you want the background color to still be black like the tube, then just use black electrical and do a really tight spiral so it slightly overlaps.), then wrapping your colored spirals around that. That will help add a little heft (making for easier hooping!) and also will add a bit of padding. I don't know if you have gotten to the MASSIVE BRUISING stage haha (I currently have 4 on my left arm, one on my left hip, and one BIG one on my left collar bone!).

I don't think many hoopers use Duct tape, but I do! It does get frayed along the edges. I personally like that look, but if you want it clean and tidy then you can also always go over the edges of the Duct with some electrical to keep the edges hidden. Duct comes in sooo many awesome colors now!

Another fun idea is to wrap the colors in bands, instead of spirals. hmm that was kind of hard to explain! Here are some pictures Smiley

Now this is getting to be a LOOOONG post! One last idea for you!!! I am not sure how you are connecting your hoops, but I am going to assume you are using a coupling from the hardware store (the grey short pipe fitting things). I did that for my first like 10 hoops, and then I discovered an even better way on hoopcity!! Here is a link with photos so you can see the amazing way! I have tried it on about 4 hoops now, and it REALLY works amazingly well. It is much easier and looks totally seamless. Here ya go: http://www.hoopcity.ca/photo/photo/listForContributor?screenName=308ki8rdcv304

Hope that helps! Post more pics if you make more. I would love to see!
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2  Fabric covered buttons make rad hair clips you guys... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by megadoomer on: August 14, 2008 09:31:24 AM
So I got one of those button kit things, you know the ones...the little cheapy things at Joann's that you make your own fabric buttons with the little rubber presser thinggy??? K well anywho...here are some cute clips I made using one of those button maker deals.


#2 (this one is my fav)




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3  My new awesome necklaces - Need help with #5 - VERY IMAGE HEAVY!!!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by megadoomer on: August 14, 2008 09:17:09 AM
Wow I haven't posted in AGES.

So I got these bad ass pendants and made some necklaces. Whatcha think?


#1 Detail


#2 Detail


#3 Detail

#4 (I removed one of the links on the left side after this photo...the clasp threw off the symmetry and I hadn't noticed)

#4 Detail

#5 (This one IS a locket. I have not decided what to put in it but I want something very vulgar. Like maybe penis's or something...ideas?)

#5 Detail

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4  Re: tealight holders in Completed Projects by megadoomer on: April 27, 2007 01:41:46 PM
I am thinking she used this tutorial or one of the many other projects the original produced...https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99668.20 and the beads used on that thread were mostly those round faceted plastic cheapy beads. I get them at Wal Mart for a couple bucks for a big bag...looks like she used those beads to me...they look like this
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5  Cabled Beanie's in Knitting: Completed Projects by megadoomer on: November 16, 2006 04:47:44 PM

I am making these hats for some friends for christmas. I am going to pair them with some fingerless gloves I think. They are both done with Patons SWS yarn. The first on is in Natural Rose and the second is in Natural Earth. This is a SUPER quick knit. I made the first one last night. Took about 2 hours I think. Let me know what you think!

Hat #1


Hat #2 (in progress)


The free pattern is from: http://stitchcafe.com/freepatterns.html
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6  Re: Knitty Cleaves! in Knitting: Completed Projects by megadoomer on: September 14, 2006 10:24:26 AM
Oh! I made cleaves about a year ago. Here are some old pics:

I should really take some better pictures....I used some cheapy bulky yarn I found at wal-mart. I also wear mine without folding the top because it looked stupid on me. Since these photos, I also wove a thick strand of the same yarn in black through the top and now it has a little tie thing. Its super cute. I will take a new picture tonight.
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7  Re: the melted bead bowl in Beads: Completed Projects by megadoomer on: June 14, 2006 11:47:04 AM
Wow they are so nice!
I have to make 100% sure, what exactly plastic beads do you use?

Here is a picture, they are plastic faceted beads
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8  Re: My Origami Projects - ULTRA IMG HEAVY in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by megadoomer on: June 13, 2006 08:54:06 PM
Thanks everyone. The dragon took FOREVER. The paper is metallic which equals slick so I actually had to glue each one. The swans are made with the same method bt the paper has a slight texture so they stay together really well. I got the kits from the "Asian Garden Mall" in westminster california but they are sold at most asian stationary places. They are specifically korean. I dont know where you can get them if you dont have a place near you. Its a kit that comes with the paper and folding instructions. It also came with the wire for his whiskers, the "jade" ball in his mouth and the eyeballs. Same for the swans. Here are some nifty books on amazon with these kinds of projects, only crappy part is that you have the cut all the papers:

Oh and here are the instructions that came with my turtles (I will post it really big so you can see the small text):

You might be able to see it better here...I think this will show up bigger...

it came with special "turtle print" paper that looks like this:

This was also a kit that I got at the same store as the dragon & swans. You could use any paper though, but the instructions might be a little trickier since they are kinda color coded...
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9  My Origami Projects - ULTRA IMG HEAVY in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by megadoomer on: June 13, 2006 08:34:12 PM

I just wanted to share with you all some of my completed origami projects. Well one is made by my hubby.

This is the one he made:

Here are mine:

Jar of Turtles

Close up of Turtles

Korean Swan Folding (about 300 individual pieces of paper)


My Dragon (about 200 individual pieces of paper)
As you can see in the background, I make paper stars too

Close up of his cute face

Hope you like them!
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10  Re: the melted bead bowl in Beads: Completed Projects by megadoomer on: June 13, 2006 07:59:28 PM
Ok here we are. New stuff. So fun. So addictive. My hubby is sick of the melty plastic smell.

Here's the one my Ma made. It looks like a flower. I love it.

Here is the plate I made. I melted the beads completely for this frickin amazing stained glass effect...

I can't get enough of this project.
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