Random kandi tips?

feferipeixes 4/5/2021 01:03 am 530

this is out of curiosity!! what are random kandi tips you'd give others if they asked for help?
i personally would tell you to keep bits of string you have left over from a cuff or any project! you never know when it could come in handy <3

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Apr 19, 2021 5:14 pm
@chaestars: I agree!! mess ups in a cuff usually give it personality i like to think ^^ I made a Gir cuff recently and messed up a lot, so my Gir cuff just looks a bit dorky and kinda cute XDD (it was my second try at making actual patterned cuffs, not just stripes)
Apr 19, 2021 5:10 pm

we all know that when you buy those packs of beads, like the rainbow ones with multiple colors, you never have enough beads at the end so you just have like 1 or 2 left over beads XD I recommend not buying those!!! buy the buckets of mixed colors, or one single bag of one color, much easier for big projects as well!!!

Also that when you have those extras, you can make mis-fit (just a bunch of colors together) cuffs or singles and they usually are just cool for practice cuffs or just if you wanna have random ones!!

as well as when you're making crowns or kandi that is going to be handled a lot, like bags, use fishing line!!! (im pretty sure this is common sense XD)

When making Kandi masks, flip your mask the other way around, because I know my threading is messy in mine usually, so flipping it the other way makes it where no one can see the mess up string, same with cuffs, just turn em inside out.

Apr 19, 2021 3:43 pm

@chaestars: Especially with cat ears/triangles. They look really messed up until you finally tie them off.

Apr 19, 2021 1:21 pm

If you're attaching something plastic to kandi you can either use a drill or a hot needle to poke a hole. The dollar tree has some beads they keep around all year, but some they change out regularly, so I'd stack up on those when they're there. There are plenty of needles you can use depending on the beads and types of string. For me, if I'm using thinner string, i use a metal embroidery needle, and if I'm using thicker string, I'll use a plastic beading needle. It just depends. Also, obviously this is a pattern website, but MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOUBLE CHECKING YOUR PATTERNS! You are so much less likely to mess up if do. Hope these help!

Apr 19, 2021 12:17 pm

my favorite type of string for singles is the white elastic that can be stripped to normal elastic! its really really stretchy and doesnt break to easily. Also when making huge cuffs or projects make sure to take breaks, if you dont you'll get less focused and be more likely to mess up, almost all the large cuffs i have are missing a bead or have the wrong color in the wrong spot

Apr 19, 2021 11:30 am

@neonwormi: I find cases full of beads all the time at thrift stores! they're always like $2 for a bunch of them plus you get the new organizer case

Apr 19, 2021 11:23 am

this might be a bit vague but trust the process! if you're working on a cuff it and it doesn't look great, don't worry! it'll usually look really good when you're done.

Apr 18, 2021 8:55 pm

use nail polish (clear) to seal knots! it makes them super tight and it helps a lot

Apr 18, 2021 6:58 pm

use thin string instead of thick string!!! But not like sewing thread thin!

Apr 18, 2021 10:07 am

WHAT?? That is so smart thank you so much!!