What are your beliefs on selling kandi?

Lracat 4/22/2020 03:01 pm 8448

I apologize if I happened to offend anyone by asking where I should sell kandi. I now realize that not everyone thinks that it's ok. My personal take on it is that it's ok. Maybe i just shouldn't call it kandi when i sell it since I'm not a raver. I basically really enjoy the craft but wouldn't feel very comfortable being in a huge crowd with lots of bright lights and loud sounds. Now my question is what are your beliefs on selling kandi? I would love to here what you have to say.

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Jan 7, 2021 9:30 pm

if they are really complex and took a lot of time im totally for it! Or selling packages for a smaller price is good too! but i do think the whole thing with kandi is to trade, share, and give, so selling singles and simple cuffs seems kinda weird in my opinion.

Dec 15, 2020 11:09 am

1 f1nd 1t completely okay to sell kand1! 1f 1t´s someth1ng you made and wanna sell then you totally should,theres so many small shops (1dk how to spell bu1snesses so 1 just sa1d shop and as you see 1 can´t) sell kand1 they made so they can make money so you should do 1t! hklolly

Dec 15, 2020 7:00 am

kandi takes time and effort just like any other art. not just rave kids make kandi. if you want to sell ur kandi u should! ive seen many people do it and ive done it myself. go for it dude and sorry if people gave u a hard time about it.

  • turntechBiologist
Dec 14, 2020 9:04 pm

Dude selling kandi is totally cool! If you made a thing and you wanna sell it, sell it!

Dec 14, 2020 2:45 pm

What I've seen people say before as etiquette is it's totally fine to buy kandi, just don't trade it away to someone. Because they spent a lot of time and soul on it and you didn't do the same. In my opinion (as a scene kid, not a kandi kid/raver) it would also be fine to trade as long as you disclosed that it was made by someone else and Who. I also agree that theres not much point in selling singles/stars, but I know how annoying, difficult, and time consuming it is to make large pieces. (I make perlers.) So I think it's totally fine as long as you're conscious and respectful towards others, especially the maker(s) that you're buying from

  • yee yee man
Dec 14, 2020 7:55 am

ik this isn't about the actualy question, but i think its worth saying. i honestly didn't even know people had a problem with selling kandi. im sorry if people have been bothering you about it, thats totally ridiculious. tons of people make kandi. people who are scene, decora, cosplayers, kidcore, random kids finding little jewelry kits at meijer, ect. if anyone tells you that you cant make kandi for any reason, dont listen to them and their bs. kandi isn't exclusive to one group of people and it never has been. its disgusting that people have made you feel like you need to justify why you do something that you really love.

Dec 13, 2020 9:01 pm

I think it's fine to sell Kandi, because there really are a lot of people who can't/don't go to raves, myself included. I think it's a lot like any other form of art. Lots of very talented artists in things like drawing and painting still buy from and commission other artists to make art. It might not exactly be PLUR but just because there's money involved doesn't mean the person making the Kandi isn't putting just as much love and care into each piece as they would if they were making them to trade at a rave. It also doesn't mean the person who bought it doesn't cherish it just as much as if someone traded it to them. Plus, Kandi is used in things other than just rave culture now. Lots of cosplayers and people into Japanese street fashion like Decora make kandi to go with their outfits.

tldr: I think it's fine to sell kandi if you are a small artist, since small artists still put just as much love into their creations even if they're selling them. I also think it's ok because kandi isn't exclusive to rave culture anymore and people may want to be kandi kids without having to go to raves.

Dec 12, 2020 8:26 pm

I think it's fine as long as they're using their own patterns/designs. selling something with a pattern someone designed without their permission feels like art theft (to me at least), since you're profiting from someone else's art.

Dec 12, 2020 9:47 am

I think that peeps should just do what they want if they want to sell kandi its there choice. I am getting pretty tired of all of the judgement its there decision/ I would personally not buy kandi unless it was a trade because I enjoy making my own beads and when I am done and have ironed my beads its more of a sense of pride that I get rather than it just being a object.

Nov 6, 2020 7:17 pm

at the end of the day, i think it's like any other craft. people can sell their stuff if they wanna. if it's something you enjoy doing, why not get paid for it?