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    Smile Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    OK, It was a crazy ideal at first, but since I didn't have much to loose, the gelly toy as a similar weight as the commercial poi. So I give it a try and it works!

    1. A nylon neck strap I.D. holder
    2. A toy gelly critter, lady bug from the dollar store ($1). I cut the anthenas and legs.
    3. A little piece of leftover strech gold lame.
    4. An half hour of nothing else to do!

    I could have use the sewing machine but I was to lazy to get it out.







    And VOILÀ!



    Crazy Qamar!
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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    That's awesome! Great idea!


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    nice :)


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    aww y'd u cover the lady bug? u could've danced with it hehehehe


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    Great idea!


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    Smile Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by zfejzic View Post
    aww y'd u cover the lady bug? u could've danced with it hehehehe
    Please, I already feel so bad about cuting her antenna and legs off! ..cr.:..cr.:

    ..l;,..l;,..l;,

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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    I'm way too lazy to take pictures, but I made a set too, Qamar! I got different fixings from the jewelry making market in Seoul, and made them look pretty. But I designed mine to use with a smaller strip of silk...more of a scarf than a veil. Yours look awesome and very durable!


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    What is a veil poi???


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    Smile Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    Hi Darbla! Here is a beautiful demo of veil poi fusion!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcpjBrcsIAQ]YouTube - Sonya of Chicago Belly Dance Veil-Poi Voi[/ame]

    And a hole bunch of oters on Youtube:

    YouTube - veil poi

    Enjoy!

    Qamar


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    Well I feel like an idiot, but how did you attach the veil? Cause now I'm totally gonna copy this.

    and what is a jelly critter? do we have these in the states?


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    Smile Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    Hello Sonja, usualy you attach one corner of the veil at the bottom of the cord (on top of the ball) with a small knot. But since the nylon I.D. holder that I used had a small ring, I tied the veil onto it.

    The jelly bug is a toy about 2 inches diamater, it's made of a soft gel rubber, very moochy and goowy (not sure, but I think the inside of the beatle contain a liquid gel)... So when praticing with the poi, it's hurts less when you it yourself with it!

    But you can also use a small amount of rice ou quinoa in the tip of an old nylon stocking, and tie it with a knot.

    Here is the pic of a commercialized vei poi (around $30 a pair):


    Good luck with you project.

    Qamar


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    qamar, how does it work when you swing it around? is it easy to manipulate the poi?
    i use batteries and i'm terrified of smacking myself in the face LOL


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    Smile Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    Francky, I'm a beginner at veil poi, but so far I try it at home, the living room is large but we have a ceiling fan and light and I don't want to hit it! But it's rather easy to work it.
    So I'll bring to the dance studio and pratice a little bit more. I will also register to a veil poi workshop in Montreal next June, I'm really looking forward to it! ,r:;

    So far I didn't hit my face, but only my thighs and/or knees a couple of times.

    Batteries! OUCH! :Aohmy: Be careful dear!

    The weight doesn't have to be very heavy, if you work with a silk veil, it's rather light, so a small soft toy ball, or a little bag of grains, rice or other will do too.

    Qamar


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by Qamar60 View Post
    OK, It was a crazy ideal at first,
    And VOILÀ!
    Fantastic!!
    I found a set of squishy stress reliever balls at my $-store and some old lanyards from one of hubby's conventions... can't wait to try and make a set since I'm taking a class at the LV intensive in Sept.


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    Smile Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    That's cool! There was a veil poi workshop last weekend but unfortunatly I couldn't afford it cause we need a new garage door.

    But I'll pratice more and/or maybe buy a good training DVD about it!

    Have fun with your project.

    Qamar


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    Re: Made myself a veil poi...for less than $3. Yay! :o)

    this is extremely good timing on your part because a friend TODAY asked me where she could get some inexpensive veil poi's for her daughters birthday party. I said, hey, I'll just make some! Not ever even having seen some in real life. I figured it couldn't be too hard, so now I know exactly how! Thank you Qamar! you have saved my butt!


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