Ancient kandi :0

olive_13 6/20/2022 06:42 pm 256

Context time: so my parents have a friend whose mom was a huge raver in the early kandi scenes and she had this bin of unused beads sitting in her garage, so they had the brilliant idea of giving it to me because I love to make kandi. A few days ago, I was digging through a bucket of mixed beads when I found three bracelets that I think the friend's mom made and forgot about.


I think they look cool and I'd want to wear them but I'm terrified of them breaking, especially the rainbow one on the bottom. I think it was originally tighter but the stretch cord just wore out and it's on its last legs. I was considering cutting the string they're already on and putting the beads onto a new string to make them stronger, but would that kind of ruin them? I know its a rule not to give away kandi you got from someone else, but what about taking them apart and fixing it?

TL;DR: does it ruin the 'spirit' of the kandi to take it apart and fix it?

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Jun 21, 2022 1:29 pm

try taking it apart and putting it on a new string, but tie the old string around it somehow??

Jun 21, 2022 10:58 am

@Peanut: keeping the old string is a good idea!! .

Jun 21, 2022 9:57 am

Restringing doesn't ruin it at all. You can always restring with the original still attached just string it while it's a bracelet still without removing string

Jun 21, 2022 5:50 am

naw go ahead restoring them sounds like an awesome idea

Jun 21, 2022 5:30 am

ive heard restringing is okay.

Jun 21, 2022 3:36 am

id suggest restringing them. you dont even need to take them apart, you can just thread the new string through while the old string is still on there, then when youve tied the new string, cut the old string!

Jun 21, 2022 3:05 am

@kattykandi: AGREE

Jun 21, 2022 3:00 am

You could wear them but uh yeah don't expected them to last very long lol.
Re-stringing them is totally fine as I think personally that it's better to re-string rather than the kandi breaking.
But you could always just keep them as they are.
Just do whatever you think is best! thumbsup