WhatTheCraft Handmade Giveaway – Hiptronic Hoops

This weekโ€™s WhatTheCraft Giveaway is sponsored by Lisa of Hiptronic Hoops!

The winner of this giveaway will receive:
one Wind Weaver Hula Hoop
Valued at $45!

Check it out in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmWaMUyrFmw

How long have you been doing Hiptronic Hoops?
I first started making and selling my first hula hoops in August of 2010, but didn’t really get things rolling on Etsy until December. The moment of online truth came when I designed and finally purchased my own business cards. After I placed the order and received the package of 500 Hiptronic Hoops business cards I realized that it was time to live up to what was printed on those little pieces of glossy paper!

Is it a full-time or part-time endeavor?
Right now I would say that it is in the midst of changing from one to the other. During the 2010 and 2011 I was going to school full-time, so hoop making came second. However, now I am taking the next steps to grow as a business and turn my hoop making into more than a self sustaining hobby. It is difficult to classify “part-time” or “full-time” when hula hooping and crafting is not just a job to me, but part of my lifestyle. For now I consider myself a full-time traveling bliss bunny and aspiring intergalactic hoopstar ๐Ÿ˜€

Where do you find inspiration?
From other hoopers, of course! There are many great sources to tap into hooping communities not only locally but also on the web: Hooping.org, Fyeahhooping.tumblr.com. On Facebook I am part of several flow and hoop based groups that meet up in person on a weekly basis, and are constantly sharing info, videos and photos on the group wall. Likewise, on Tumblr I follow and am followed by many other hooping peoples who all share their creations, ideas, tricks, advice, etc. The circle is a symbolic shape representing community and friendship, and many hula hoopers actively embody that symbolism, and thus provide a cyclical source of inspiration!

What is your favorite item youโ€™ve made?
NERD ALERT. My Final Fantasy White Mage Cloak. I know, it has nothing to do with hooping, but it was my first lengthy creative project. It was the reason why I learned to use a sewing machine. A lot of things I made in those early days of my craftsman ship weren’t very durable, but this one is still going strong six years later. (Although the hemming is sub-par). The first time I wore it was to Ohayocon, an anime convention in Columbus, Oh. Then I wore it for halloween twice after that. In fact, I think I’m going to dig it out of storage and rock it like a proud nerd at festivals this summer.

Hula-hoop-wise it would have to be my Fantastic Floral Hula Hoop.

If you had a million dollars, whatโ€™s the first handmade item youโ€™d buy?
The Phoenix LED Hoop from Hoop-Daddy. It has a USB port and Bluetooth capabilities. It has 8MB of storage IN THE EFFING HOOP. You can create and download your own light patterns! It has over 100 LEDs in it and comes with over 200 patterns already! And a remote control to change the patterns from afar! The future is here and it comes in the form of a smart hoop! I was completely blown away when I saw someone use it in a YouTube video, and then I read the hoops specs from the Hoop-Daddy website. A-freaking-mazing.
What is your favorite book?
The Unbearable Lightness of Beingย by Milan Kundera. I get something new out of that book each time I read it. It contemplates the Yin and Yang aspects of life, love, art and fate through a fictional romantic story. Is it better to have lightness or weight? Must is be, or could it very well just be otherwise? Are these events synchronistic or merely coincidence? I think it is easy to find aspects of the self hidden in each of the characters, and challenges you to see situations from multiple perspectives.

Want more?

Find more about Hiptronic Hoops here:


Giveaway Info:

Hiptronic Hoops is giving away one hula hoop.

There are lots of ways to enter, so even us lazy folk have a chance at winning!

This contest will close on June 3rd at 11:59 PM EST. I will randomly select one winner after the contest closes.

You MUST comment on this post with your entries as you complete them.

If you do not comment, I will have no way to count your entries.
You can post a separate comment for each entry or put all of your entries into one comment.

If you have Liked/Followed/etc. WhatTheCraft in previous giveaways, you can still use that as entry, just comment saying you have done so.

Ways to Enter

On Facebook:
Please include your Facebook name in your comment


On Twitter:
include your Twitter name in your comment



Other Ways:


PLEASE make sure you include a valid email address on the comment form so I can get in touch with you if you win!

This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012.


My name is Alexis. I have a craft addiction. This is my story. also check out: www.smarmyclothes.com (my clothes) www.whatthecraft.com (my tutorials)

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43 comments on “WhatTheCraft Handmade Giveaway – Hiptronic Hoops
  1. Jenifer Dunkle says:

    Jenifer Dunkle likes all those things on Facebook, I might eventually do some of the other stuff too.

  2. sierra says:

    Sierra rose booth (:

  3. Carly Palmer says:

    Here’s the link to my entries:

    My twitter name is @Bobcarly311 and i’ve followed everyone mentioned! ๐Ÿ™‚




  4. lace says:

    I follow Hiptronic Hoops on fb (lacey k)

  5. I used the facebook entry, like/shared the pages..
    Kimberly DeZerga on facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I follow Hiptronic Hoops on Twitter! (@HoopBunny)

  7. I also Like Hiptronic Hoops on Facebook! (Ashley Demers)

  8. I follow Hiptronic Hoops on facebook, and follow your youtube channel. (papaverales) I am going to try to make one of these, if I don’t win! Very fun concept.

  9. Carly Scheinbaum says:

    I love those fabric hoops from hiptronic! I used the facebook entry method ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Janine Long says:

    I liked Hiptronic Hoops and WhatTheCraft on Facebook! ๐Ÿ™‚ -Janine Long

  11. Lady M says:

    My Facebook is Madi Sweatman, my Tumblr is keepyourcorsetstight, and my youtube is pinupboy13

  12. Brittany says:


    I reblogged the contest on tumblr, followed Smarmyclothes, and subscribed to her youtube channel.

  13. Brittany says:

    Oop, and I also liked everything on facebook, shared the contest, and shared my favorite item in hooptronic hoop’s Etsy account. facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brittany.eifler

  14. lin cyrus says:

    liked on tumblr. my tumblr name is imsubtlelikeatrex

  15. lin cyrus says:

    I liked on fb

  16. Kelly M says:

    I have liked on fb and followed on twitter!

  17. Lynn says:

    I follow Hiptronic Hoops on Tumblr ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Angie Dale says:

    I follow you guys on tumblr… and UGH I would do everything for that hoop <3

  19. Brittney Standridge says:

    I liked both of your Facebook pages. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Emily says:

    Emily Penna ‘liked’ hiptronic hoops on facebook :)!

  21. Emily says:

    Emily Penna liked Whatthecraft on Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Emily says:

    @emilyypenna followed hiptronichoops on twitter

  23. Emily says:

    @emilyypenna followed whatthecraft on twitter

  24. Emily says:

    retweeted the tweet from @emilyypenna

  25. Emily says:

    following hiptronichoops on tumblr (username: emerycatt)

  26. Jessica Quinn says:

    Jessica Quinn likes hiptronic hoops on fb. ๐Ÿ™‚ Way to go looks the hoops look awesome!

  27. Zoe says:

    punkfarmer007 subscribed to smarmyclothes on youtube!

  28. Laney Martinez says:

    i followed you and Hiptronic Hoops on tumblr and i am Victorian Leech Jar i hope i win! i love hulahooping and i haven’t had one in so long!

  29. Davis Kitchens says:

    I would love to win that hoop. I followed you on Tumblr and subscribed to the youtube channel you listed.

    http://nominus-expers.tumblr.com/ is my tumblr, username is nominus-expers

    It’s also nominusexpers on youtube.

    I’m pretty sure I also reblogged about the contest but I don’t feel like digging through my tumblr to find the entry x3
    This is such a cool thing you’re doing, thanks!

  30. Jennifer says:

    i followed hiptronic hoops on tumblr! jippyjippy is my username and tumblr url
    I also sent you an ask box message on tumblr because I was confused at first and thought I had to comment on tumblr somehow haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Alishiya says:

    Alishiya Kapoor “liked” hiptronic hoops, whatthecraft and smaryclothes. I also posted a facebook status with the link and favorite item from hiptronic hoops.

  32. Alishiya says:

    Carriedawayy.tumblr.com Followed Hiptronic Hoops on Tumblr and
    Followed SmarmyClothes on Tumblr.

    I re-Blogged about this giveaway

    Subscribed to your YouTube channel: ali0kapoor

    thanks! love and good vibes!

  33. Leah says:

    Liked HiptronicHoops, WhatTheCraft, and SmarmyClothes on Facebook:

    Followed HiptronicHoops and Smarmyclothes on tumblr:

    Blogged about this giveaway:

    Subscribed to youtube channel:

  34. Ashley says:

    I aboslutely love your hoops!
    i Liked all the things on facebook, and shared the link for the giveaway on my page name is Rose Reynolds on fb.
    Reblogged on tumblr zebraloop.tumblr.com AND fuckyeahcurvyhoopers.tumblr.com
    Youtube is bndfreak4life08

    I really love your new hoop, and have been dying to try it out.
    it looks just so beautiful!! as do you!! <3

  35. kristen howell says:

    kriten howell.i follow hiptronic hoops on FB and i also follow them on tumblr and i reblogged the post on tumblr.
    krispykreme69 (my tumblr user name.)

  36. katie says:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    i liked all three pages on facebook, liked and shared the fb giveaway post, (name is katie dismuke), i follow hiptronic hoops and smarmy clothes on tumblr, reblogged the giveaway post to my tumblr (hal-le-lu.tumblr.com), followed all three twitters, and retweeted the tweet about the giveaway (under username datiekismuke).

  37. katie says:

    me again… taking back the sharing on fb. not sure if it even counted, but i deleted it since the post led here and i don’t exactly want people on fb knowing my tumblr url. everything else is still there for me though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Elizabeth Skinner (liz) says:

    I liked Smarmy clothes, WhatTheCraft.com as well as Hiptronic Hoops as well on facebook. Shared hoops (with link to etsy store) to facebook. Followed all pages on Tumblr as well. Reblogged give away on tumblr as well as some products of Hiptronic hoops (with etsy store link). Also subscribed on youtube, learndreamdiscover.

    I think your hoops and clothing designs are beautiful. Wonderful pieces of expression! Awesome work! Also just wanted to note that the fabric on the hoops make them very elegant ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Hooping & Creativity <3

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