do i have to be a "raver" to be wearing kandi?

Deleted Account 6/3/2012 05:46 pm 8216

I have never been to to a raver party even though i know people who have. I wear cuffs and singles like all of the time but am i allowed to call it kandi or do i have to call it just a bracelet? also does kandi have to be made with pony beads or do they just have to be plastic?

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Jul 30, 2014 5:03 pm
No. You don't need to be a Kandi Raver to wear kandi. There's a lot of people on here that are Kandi Kids and haven't been to a rave yet. I haven't even been to one. happy You can still call it kandi. You should make them with pony beads. You can use other beads with the pony beads (for example: I make a kandi single with pony beads along with silver beads). happy Here's a link if you don't know what a Kandi Kid is:
  • QueenAdrenaline
Apr 24, 2014 5:42 pm
Personally, I'm not old enough to go to raves yet (I just turned 16), but I still make and wear kandi all the time. I plan on going to raves when I'm 18, though. I say you can rock kandi all day and night if you want, if you're a raver or not! big grin
Apr 24, 2014 3:05 pm
it doesn't really matter!!! JUST DO WHAT YOU LIKE DOING!!! big grin
Jul 27, 2013 1:02 pm
Kandi has gone well beyond the rave scene but it seems inseparable from the culture itself. I would say just be aware of the origin and the relation to it. It doesn't mean you have to rave but understand that their are lots of people who will assume you do because of your love of a craft born from that culture. happy Hope that helps.
  • pikagirl99
Jul 10, 2012 12:09 pm
i dont rave and i ware kandi kiss
Jun 24, 2012 4:56 pm
No, you don't have to be. Nobody can control what you do, its your choice. Just be Aware, some people may not like you.
Jun 6, 2012 2:09 am
Kandi is a simple way of expression. When I first started making and wearing kandi I hadnt been to a rave yet, but I still knew many who had, and who taught me about the culture. I loved the scene well before even getting into it. When I first started making kandi I didn't even know about sites like this one so I was all on my own with creating stuff. I even made a bikini one way (completely f'ed up looking now that I look back) but then after a few trials I figured out a better way to make them and then found a website with the tutorial and felt really dumb. But I still figured it out myself. The reason I told you about this is because I figure out ALL of the things I can make BEFORE I went to a rave. My parents knew I wanted to go and did not want me to be in that inviornment so I respected their wishes and refrained from sneaking off to one without their consent. My first rave was the weekend after my 18th birthday, at Only in LA '10 but I was well into the rave scene before hand.
Jun 4, 2012 11:14 pm
Nope! Crumpet [creator of the site] even says that you don't have to be. As long as you respect the culture, what kandi means, know what PLURR means and live by PLURR and you aren't wearing kandi for the wrong reasons; there's nothing wrong with making it if you aren't a raver happy <3
Jun 4, 2012 9:59 pm
well ima raver..till i die..i drive 800+ mile to go to raves some times...i like to think when i see a kid with arms full of kandi that they r a raver..but ofthen this isnt the really doesnt matter..just traditionally kids that wear kandi rave. sounds like alot of people on here just havnt been to a me once u go ull keep going..but to answer the u dont gota be a raver to to stop kandy..
Jun 4, 2012 8:04 pm
Nah I'm not a raver an I'm allllll the way in Jamaica an yes I knw a few ravers but they are not kandi kids an such but I still wear kandi......itz just freedom of expression happy I still feel the PLUR love even though I live soooo far away :p