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Another Sale for A Happy New Year!!!

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Ok guys! Thanks to the overwhelming response to my little holiday sale, I have decided to start off 2015 with ANOTHER sale! Everything left in my inventory is 25% until January 31!!! Coupon Code is NEWYEAR25. Thank you all so much for your support and get over and get something before they’re gone! I will not be making any exact duplicates of anything from last year, so if you want it, get it! 😀

http://www.etsy.com/store/ElenaLewisDesigns

Smiles and shimmies! 🙂 Elena

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Pictures, Pictures, All the Pictures!

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Here’s a little photographic journey through our last few months! Hope you enjoy.

Smiles and shimmies, Elena 🙂

With Captain Jack, our favorite Pirate at Pirate’s Ball! Sirens!!!!

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Cassandra, beautifully modeling my new merchandise. ALL THE TASSEL BELTS!!!

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Celebrating Amber’s birthday in style!

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Zahra at Austin Pagan Pride

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Cassandra at Austin Pagan Pride

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My beautiful girls!

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Me with beautiful friend and Avalouna lover, Cynthia, at DFW Pagan Pride

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Dancing at DFW Pagan Pride with Stacy and Dayl

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Having a pre performance giggle!

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Magically, we made our logo happen mid performance with no prior discussion. Could they be more perfect?

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I always adore dancing at Pagan Pride!

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As always: Avalouna or Die, always!

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Cassandra’s beautiful fan solo at Pirate’s Ball. She has created a wonderful vocabulary of ATS® and fusion to be performed with fans.

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Getting our sword on! We are working hard on a Fast ATS® vocabulary.

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Pre performance at Pirates Ball.

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Cassandra’s beautiful handiwork on that headdress. Roaring 20s Siren. Yes ma’am!

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Cassandra and Elena dancing at Callidora Tribal’s one year anniversary! At the very same Drum Circle around the Moon we first danced at together!

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A sampling of Elena’s line of hand crocheted tassel belts.

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And finally- a sneak peek of THE SAREE and matching bracelets!!

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Summer Lovin’ and the Promise of Fall

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Summer has officially drawn to a close and my favorite season, Fall is upon us. This summer was quiet for the Three Fates as we dealt with that pesky thing called life. We managed a little fun, though!

Cassandra and I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Texarkana, TX and perform at The Pirate’s Ball, a benefit for the Texarkana Renaissance Faire. We had a fabulous host, met wonderful people, got to hang out with and compare sword sizes 😉 with the lads of the fabulous O’Malleys Prayer Band. We also met Jack Sparrow!! Plus we got to enjoy the party, a rare event for bellydancers. It was held on a balmy summer evening in June on the picturesque grounds of the Ace of Clubs mansion. It was one of the most fun performances of my career. And we made our first appearance as sirens! Cassandra is amazing with a glue gun. It was agreed it was the best use of seashells the audience had ever seen!

After the ball we had the opportunity to tour the Ace of Clubs mansion at 11:30pm. The absolutely gorgeous home was uniquely constructed in that there is a door leading out of every room, so there was always an escape route! Makes you wonder what James Draughn the original owner was thinking! The house was gorgeous and very interesting. It also housed an enormous shoe collection- at least 300 pairs of beautiful shoes from the post WWII era. (I do love shoes!) The best part of the house though was just as you walk in there are two large pillars, black, with gold Fleur des Lis covering them. They were Avalouna pillars!!!

Mid summer, the tribes were informed by Mama Jeanne, director of Wild Sky Tribal that at our coming trip to TRF, Friday night would be a wedding. Finally, a month shy of three years of engagement, I will be marrying my beloved fiancée, Amber. You can see Amber at every Three Fates performances, carrying things, running music and generally being a badass! The tribes rallied and we have been blessed with a Gypsy Tribal Bellydancers Wedding, October 24, 2014! We’re being thrown a wedding! It’s amazing and we feel so loved! Officiating the wedding will be Zahra and Maid of Honor is, of course, Cassandra. Avalouna is literally marrying me off!

September 14, Zahra and Cassandra journeyed to Austin, TX to perform at Austin Pagan Pride Day. They were absolutely stunning, as always and though I was sad not to be able to attend, I was very proud of them.

Today I got to perform with Dayl and Stacy of Wild Sky as honorary Avalouna members at DFW Pagan Pride Day! The first time I danced with them was Pagan Pride last year, so it was a neat experience. For ATS® girls they rocked some ritualistic fusion! That’s the awesome thing about an ATS® base: they will follow! And man, did they look fabulous! I said Tribal High Priestess and they delivered! I am so very thankful to them for stepping in and helping me out as my beautiful Zahra and Cassandra had personal things that prevented them from joining me.

Next weekend Oct 4&5 we will travel to Texarkana, AR to reunite with our pals from Pirate’s Ball for the Texarkana Renaissance Faire! We were thrilled to be invited and I will be joined by Jeanne and Amanda of Wild Sky, as once again, my girls have that pesky thing called life keeping them from me! Avalouna will be together for the wedding, though! We will be featured in Gypsy Camp at Texarkana, most likely engaging in raucous shenanigans with O’Malleys and will be performing on the Mainstage at 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Also we will be vending!!! Elena’s handmade tassel belts, bindis and headpieces as well as bindis by BirdieWren and parasols and other goodies!! Come see us and say hi!

It is a happy time of returning to dance after our summer break. And, today after our performance, we found it. THE saree. I have a wedding dress!!!! We also had chocolate fondue. It was fabulous.

Well, there’s a good catch up on what we’ve been up to and upcoming events. With fall comes a new year to me and it is a new year for Three Fates. Avalouna and Three Fates is also celebrating their one year anniversary at TRF. I love my girls and can’t wait for many for years with them! I also am loving getting to bring our sisters to the south into Avalouna performances and share our style with them. They are class acts and wonderful inspiring dancers. And they’re all so pretty!

Well, it’s the time where I need some tea and watch a little Poirot. I love that little Belgian Detective!!! Coming soon I have footage of today and our Steampunk sets to put up and I gave Pirates Ball all ready to share with you!
And pictures! Of everything!

Smiles and shimmies. 🙂 Elena

Bindis are Alive at Elena Lewis Designs!!

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I’m so happy to announce the addition of Bindis to the Etsy shop! I have long wanted to make my own bindis and offer them others and now I get to do that! I’m using a lot of different materials in my bindis, tiny skeleton keys, cabochon vintage cameos, Turkoman buttons (dome and smooth!), vintage bits of broken earrings and of course, luscious, sparkly rhinestones and pearls. I’ve already got quite a collection up and am always available off custom and troupe orders!! 🙂

Pictured below is just a tiny bit of what I’ve got. Check out the Etsy store to order and for more bindis!!!

🙂 Smiles and shimmies

Elena

www.etsy.com/store/ElenaLewisDesigns

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New Designs and A Sale!

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Hi guys! Well, I have two new Hipscarf designs for you, each feature 13 handmade yarn tassels and are really really gorgeous. Made from sari silk brocade, these are show stoppers!

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Also finished and ready for sale, my first yoga mat bag!

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You can see all these at my Etsy store here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElenaLewisDesigns

If you’ve been eyeing a pretty, I am offering a little sale for people! You can simply reblog this post and comment and say you did, or head over to the Elena Lewis Designs Facebook, like my page, share this picture, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=630175317024323&set=a.371027149605809.79697.365226776852513&type=1&theater leave me a comment saying you shared and I will send you a coupon code for 5% off your total order! Code is active until January 31, 2014!

For now, I’m tired, but warm (yes I’m in Texas in Snowmaggedon right now. We’re completely iced and snowed in!!!) so I leave you for now. Hopefully tomorrow I will have a new color of yoga mat bag and another Hipscarf up!

🙂 Elena

Yule, Yoga Bags, Tassels and Cookies

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Well the Three Fates (Zahra, Cassandra and I) are hard at working coming up with the most spectacular Yule show EVER!!!! How are we accomplishing this? By sending each other ridiculous costume ideas and singing Wannabe by the Spice Girls via Facebook Chat of course!!! We are really looking forward to appearing at Witch and Famous’ Yule Party at The Londoner Pub Dec 20 in Dallas. If you’re interested in coming out and are up for a Yule Bash, check out the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/346070208869658/?ref=ts&fref=ts Both Avalouna and Callidora Tribal will b appearing multiple times through the evening and we will literally take you through every Yule/Christmas feeling possible!

This coming weekend you can come see Zahra and I at the Holiday Handmade Bazaar https://www.facebook.com/events/545538138865020/?ref=ts&fref=ts also at The Londoner in Dallas. Lots of artisans will be there, I will have fascinators, witch hats, tassel belts and my brand spanking new design: pretty sari brocade satin yoga mat bags!! Look for a sneak peak on here tomorrow when I list them on Etsy! They are beautiful, glamourous, fun and will soon be available in matching sets. Cause what bellydance couldn’t use more bags to haul stuff in?!?!

Following the Bazaar we will be stopping by Dalas photographer, Robert Hold’s Gallery and Studio opening! https://www.facebook.com/events/200105920176275/?ref=25 I have yet to set Robert, but am very excited to, I’ve heard great things from Zahra and I love gallery openings (my art history nerd falls out occasionally).

Finishing the evening will be Ecstatic Saturday with some fun dancing and who knows what other shenanigans! https://www.facebook.com/events/606181959442872/?ref=25

I’m going to have to heavily bribe Amber to get her through it. Poor bellydance wife.

In other news this month, Three Fates will also be appearing at Dalida’s Hafla in Plano, Dec. 29!

And I’m excited because 3rd Coast Tribal Dance Festival is getting closer and closer (I really have to decide what color I want to perform in!!) AND Amber bought me my birthday present early, I get to go to Kansas Jan 18 (one week before my birthday!) and see Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott and take two workshops with her!!! And then I’m expecting a nice dinner in Topeka. I’ve never been to Kansas. Oh and then Jan 19th, we’re appearing at Sunday Soirrees Fire and Ice show! Busy couple of months!

Well, I think, you’re all caught up, in the next week, I’m going to do a tutorial on tassels for sure, release the yoga mat bags and maybe some fun other things as well. I have 3 new tassel belts waiting in the wings too! Oh yes and I’m going to talk to you all about my going aspirations, struggles with fibromyalgia, yoga and diet and about my first experiences with Kundalini yoga. I also have some new drills up my sleeve!

Smiles and shimmies!

🙂 E

I like big tassels and I cannot lie!!!

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