Recently I had the opportunity to display and sell my wares and talents at the Belly Swap Sale and Hafla. Every year Shifting Sands hosts a belly swap where vendors and members can bring in their wares, their costumes they no longer use, jewelry and many other items having to do with belly dancing and not having to do with it. The amazing ladies in my troupe, Seraphina Fire, are not only talented in their dancing, but we’re all pretty crafty as well.
Seraphine Fire purchased vendor space, and set up shop.
My little contribution
Some of my owls
The rest of the girls’ stuff… and my computer, lol.
It wouldn’t be Seraphina Fire if there weren’t a few… shenanigans.
And this year, I actually left with more money than I spent… though not much, lol.
Along with all the crafts I do, I’m also a performer. I’ve been dancing pretty much my entire life (from the age of 3), and while my body isn’t always happy with me when I over-do it, I perform when and where I can. Sometimes I teach ballet, sometimes I perform with “old” acquaintances and friends, and sometimes I perform with my troupe – we are a fire/fusion dance troupe – Seraphina Fire. Basically, we do a sort of fusion dance with different styles of belly dance mixed with other disciplines (i.e. ballet, jazz, hip-hop, etc.) and we perform with fire implements. I personally perform the most with the fire fans, orb and palm torches.
While the following anklet was created before I started performing with my troupe – simply because I wanted one for myself – I actually sell more of these now that I am part of the performing community I am a part of through my troupe. As of right now, I’ve sold all of my ready made versions of this anklet… but I always have the supplies to make more. Yes, it jingles with every step you take, but it’s a lovely soft jingle.
What do you think? Is it something you’d wear? Or something you might like to try?