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  • Iowa_Boy
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    good job! Anybody else out there making armbustles? Even if there not new, show us your armbustles!

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  • ndnsooner
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    Originally posted by lakotalineman View Post
    Thanks for the tips...here's a pic of the ones I made for my 10 yr old...I only used 21 dowels per side. I tried to shorten then up but didnt want to cut the dowels any shorter..seemed to come out ok
    Good job, they look nice....

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  • lakotalineman
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    Originally posted by Iowa_Boy View Post
    Good job IB, now, just do that 63 more times. Plus, the pink blanket wasn't necessary, you could use any kind of blanket.
    Thanks for the tips...here's a pic of the ones I made for my 10 yr old...I only used 21 dowels per side. I tried to shorten then up but didnt want to cut the dowels any shorter..seemed to come out ok
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  • Iowa_Boy
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    Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
    That's understood. Outfits are an ongoing thing. Did you start dancing in a beaded outfit?

    And what would you tell someone who was interested in starting to Fancy Dance?
    I believe that I was born with a fully-beaded set on. Wait, I wasn't, oh, well I should have been.

    I'm old enough to have started dancing when the beaded outfits were semi-rare, so I didn't get my first beaded set until I was 14. Started with plain material, although even the first set had a little beadwork around the sides of the apron.

    Biggest problem with people wanting to start fancy dancing, is that it is something you can't start quickly. even if you don't have a full-beaded set, its still takes time to get all the pieces (even if you don't make them). its not something you can say "I'm going to fancy dance in 2 months."

    Most fancy dancers are sons or relatives of other fancy dancers, things are handed down, eventually replaced by new things.

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  • Joe's Dad
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    That's understood. Outfits are an ongoing thing. Did you start dancing in a beaded outfit?

    And what would you tell someone who was interested in starting to Fancy Dance?

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  • Iowa_Boy
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    Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
    The next 'Ask Iowa Boy' topic should be...How long have you been dancing, what got u started and how long did it take you to get your outfit to where you wanted it?
    I was told my an elder that your outfit is never done. There is always something you can change, add to it, redo, etc. I retire outfits when they are not in style anymore and can't be brought up to date quickly, some get a major overall, some don't. Some are given to relatives, others are in my closet. I have two fully-beaded apron and yoke sets sitting in my closet I don't wear anymore. I've got two I wear now, and another I'm working on. My outfits are never done.

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  • Joe's Dad
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    Originally posted by Iowa_Boy View Post
    What's the next "ask Iowa Boy topic"? Anything you guys want to talk about next?
    The next 'Ask Iowa Boy' topic should be...How long have you been dancing, what got u started and how long did it take you to get your outfit to where you wanted it?

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  • Iowa_Boy
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    What's the next "ask Iowa Boy topic"? Anything you guys want to talk about next?

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  • Furiously-Fancy
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    Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
    Places like Michaels have them. Try a hobby shop in your area.

    Purdy sure the Hobby Lobby still has 'em. JD you will be @ Fort Wash this year ......won't you???

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  • Joe's Dad
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    Places like Michaels have them. Try a hobby shop in your area.

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  • Iowa_Boy
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    The big chain stores have them in with all the other wooden dowels. we have a small ACE hardware that doesn't have them but our Menards does. So look at the big hardware stores.

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  • ndnsooner
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    if you can't find square dowels, you can probably take an exacto knife and shave off a little to create a flat surface. That would help with to keep it from rolling as bad. Just don't get over zealous and slice yourself. lol Which I've done a couple times lately.

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  • wyo_rose
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    Oh, OK! I'm on a mission to find square dowels now.

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  • Iowa_Boy
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    Almost forgot the most impt reason to use square dowels, it makes is sooooo much easier to drill the holes.

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  • Iowa_Boy
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    Originally posted by wyo_rose View Post
    OK, to each their own. The little secret's behing the prism tape, eh?

    I was just wondering since you have SQUARE dowels. They don't even sell strung hackles around here, not that I can't string my own, I guess.

    There's always the option of using round dowels and flattening the edges where they'll fit together. D'OH! I'm giving out MY secrets now. Feel free to make fun.
    The thing wit the flat dowels is, that when you sandwich the ring between the plastic paint can lid and the rosette, its a snug fit. With round dowels their is movement. Its not a big thing, its just easier to make them and put them together using square dowels.

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