lauren taylor on Aug 27, 2014
i love, love, love this hoop! it's my new favorite day hoop :) amazing quality and super fast shipping!
M L on Aug 20, 2014
This has been a great starter hoop. I was very happy with the speed of shipping and the wonderful customer service.
Sara D'Angelo on Jul 28, 2014
This hoop is awesome - it coils down soooo well and is really easy to travel with! Thank you so very much <3
Learn the Joy of a Simple Circle
~ I began my shop to bring more hoops to the masses! People of all types discover that -YES- they can hoop if they just find the right hula hoop for them! ~
I'm always available to answer questions here on etsy or via Facebook, twitter, or tumblr.
Plus sending out hula hoops all over the world is all part of the plan!
Custom orders welcome.
I love coming up with new concepts in my home studio where I work. Tape, fabric, and whatever tools are available to me inspire me to make new creations to wear or play with.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Hula hooping has changed the way I see myself. When I first picked up a hoop on a summer day in 2008, I was smitten. Since then I have been falling in love with this -- is it a dance? a sport? a game? -- exercise for my body, mind, and spirit. When I am spinning around inside a hoop I am in my own world.
The most fun for me is helping others to find what hooping means for themselves! It can be a metaphor for all of the daily ins and outs of our lives. live it. love it.
Beyond hooping I also enjoy sewing, creating different types of art, writing stories, and blogging. Feel free to follow Crafty Squid on facebook, tumblr, and the web at craftysquid.com
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you have a problem with your payment or need to cancel an order, please contact me as soon as possible. I will be glad to accommodate you if I can! Cancellation may not be available once your item has shipped. I accept exchanges on like-new items.
Holiday shipping deadlines will be posted on the front page of my shop underneath my banner.
Small items will be shipped First Class or Priority Mail boxes according to the shipping charged. Domestic packages will be trackable through USPS: look for an email to your etsy account, this is where I send shipping notification and delivery confirmation/tracking.
Outside USA = VARIES
I am not responsible for delays due to customs for international orders. In the event of lost/missing package please contact me after four weeks. Shipping time is variable and could take up to eight weeks. If you require tracking and speedy delivery of your item, see EXPRESS options below.
Need your item extra fast? Want it guaranteed to arrive on time? Express costs a bit more but is the best way to get your item ASAP. Available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/97819704/express-delivery-option-domestic-or
Local pickup available for Lawrence/Topeka area. Ask me for the coupon to remove shipping charge!
Hoops are wrapped attractively in bubble wrap and parcel paper. I do not use boxes because the dimensions add extra shipping charges.
"Traditional" hula hoops are shipped coiled down to half of their size. They will need to be assembled when you receive them. This means heating the opened end slightly and inserting the other side. Instructions: http://craftysquid.com/HoopAssembly
"Collapsible" hoops have two connectors that allow the hoop to be stored in a folded position. They arrive in travel mode but should be stored at full size to avoid warping. Instructions: http://craftysquid.com/Collapsible
Please allow 5-7 business days for shipping and handling in most cases, and an additional 3-5 days for custom orders. If you request a custom item I will most likely contact you through etsy conversation, or post live updates and photos of your order at: facebook.com/thecraftysquid
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to be happy with your purchase, so communication is important! There are lots of options involved with hoops, so let me be your guide in choosing the right size, weight, and color! - Amanda [!at] craftysquid.com
Hula hooping is a great workout that is fun and easy for everyone! Adults need larger hoops than kids, so if you have any questions about the right size for you, just ask. In general: The height of the hoop should come from the floor to your belly-button. The larger the diameter of the hoop, the slower (and easier) to keep it going around your body.
Height of hoop/belly button in inches
36" or less = Small, advanced fast hooping or for shorter folk
38" = Medium, intermediate hooping
40" = Large, beginner
43" or more = Extra Large, slow rotations
Still confused? Contact me!
I now have a listing in the shop for a child-sized hoop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/85853675/hula-hoop-for-children-choose-4-tape
Made with thin, durable 1/2" tubing
26" = Smallest, very young children
28" = DEFAULT kid's size, "general" age 5-10
30" = Large: for beginner children
32-36" = Extra Large: bigger kids and preteens, smaller than adult hoops
Still confused? Contact me!