Okay, so there is a post somewhere on this site about how to make collapsible hula hoop. Particularly, it mentions a hardware website that sell snap buttons. I am wondering if anyone knows that website? I think it starts with an M. Lol.
This is a total shot in the dark but my old computer broke and I lost all my bookmarks. I need it to see if they sell hinges I can use to make fairy wings. I'll post pictures of me hooping with them when I get this figured out!
Thanks so much guys!
http://kristent.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/hoopconnectors/ this is a decent one and she references where to purchase the push buttons. Hope this is helpful!
you can get them a discounthoopsupplies.com too
bet you are thinking of McMasters: http://www.mcmaster.com/
If you are looking for the push button type of hoops, you likely want this site, because that's where I learned. thespinsterz.com
If it's for an infinity style hoop, I have some info on my site that may be useful. http://hulahoopers.ca/faq/how-to-collapse-an-infinity-style-hula-hoop/
valco snap buttons
can't you just get a hinge from a hardware store? A door hinge could be re-purposed for that.
And hooping with wings would be hard/limiting unless they were quite small, I had a hard enough tome hooping with a medium sized top hat XD
I get my snap buttons from here though:
In case that helps at all