Update Oct. 5th: Re-imported ~50,000 photos to database, hunting for some missing image files - Crumpet
About the Site
What is this website about?
If you are a random visitor who's confused about the purpose of this site, let me explain ^_^ people use these patterns to make large bracelets out of pony beads like the ones below. Some of the patterns are designed for really large bracelets that take up most of a person's forearm!
Yes, these bracelets are completely ridiculous. Who would wear such a thing, right? Kandi kids would! Kandi kids are typically ravers (but not always) who make and trade brightly colored bracelets and then wear them, normally to rave parties but sometimes out in the real world. The bracelets are called kandi, hence the name "kandi kids." Here is a photo of me and some friends as an example of kandi kids:
Photo credit: Zulu - Plurlife photographer
Kandi can also be spelled candy, kandy, kandie, or kande, and to most kandi kids kandi bracelets are a token of friendship and a fashion statement. To some they represent the ideal of PLUR, which stands for peace, love, unity, respect - the raver's crede. When kandi first began, most kandi kids only made single stranded bracelets and necklaces. In recent years, kandi cuffs have become a lot more popular, with the two most popular cuff types being multi stitch cuffs and 3D cuffs. This website provides patterns for the multi stitch cuffs.
Here's a photo of almost all my kandi that I've received from trades :)
This photo can be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes, as long as you are not selling the photo itself or merchandise (mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts etc) featuring the photo. Credit is appreciated but not required. Click the photo to download a high res version.
Also, contrary to popular belief these bracelets do not represent drugs, they aren't drugs (some people are stupid enough to think that), people do not put LSD on them, nor does wearing these bracelets mean that the person takes or sells drugs.† Just had to clear that up :p
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Meet the Retired/Inactive Staff
These staff members are no longer actively moderating kandipatterns.com, but are still important and deserve a place on this page! Some might pop up occasionally but no longer play a major role in the site.