Is the clear string really that bad ;-;

Deleted Account 5/5/2021 08:52 am 620

For the majority of my projects, I've used the clear string. And every time I watch a tutorial, they always say something along the lines of "pls don't use the clear string it bad" and uhhhh so far nothing has fallen but uh-

IS ALL MY KANDI GONNA FALL APART??? NOW I'M LIKE SUPER WORRIED-

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Jun 6, 2021 2:03 pm

Over a long period, the plastic string breaks down. I'd def suggest fabric elastic, even though it can be a bit more frustrating to work with! don't worry about everything falling apart; if you notice it become loose or the string looking crumbly, restring with a fabric elastic I'm pretty sure it takes 2-5 years for it to break down? so if you don't plan of having your Kandi longterm it shouldn't matter too much x

May 13, 2021 6:06 am

Other people have different experiences but it holds together pretty well but you have to tie it really tight! I would suggest getting the silver string from walmart!

May 13, 2021 5:52 am

i think the clear string from walmart (its not called stretch magic, im pretty sure sm is hobby lobby's brand) is really good! you can get like, 300 feet for 8 dollars. i made my first 3d cuff with it yesterday and (for now) it's holding together nicely.

May 10, 2021 2:53 pm

yes it is terrible

May 10, 2021 1:04 pm

i fell on my skateboard w stretch magic the frickn beads flew everywhere elastic much better hold

May 10, 2021 1:03 pm

stretch magic sucks

May 10, 2021 12:43 pm

yEs DuDe ItS sO fUcKiNG BaD i cAnT eVeN dEaL wItH iT.

iTs AsToNiShInG hOw shItTy ThE cLeAr StRiNg Is

eLaStIc StRiNG Is MuCh EaSiEr To WoRk WiTh AnD sTaYs ToGeThEr WeLl BeCaUsE iTs NoT aS sLiPpErY !

May 9, 2021 6:36 pm

i actually heard that stretch magic dry rots over time? im not entirely sure what that means but i guess it becomes dry and brittle over the years. i have also noticed that stretch magic starts to yellow over time too, but it still works fine for the stuff i do? but yes i would highly recommend fabric covered elastic because it's stretchier and stronger!! some dollar stores have it near the bead/craft section (if they have one)

May 9, 2021 6:03 pm

it depends on what your making! if its a small charm (and you dont pull to tight) it should be fine but if you use it to make the base of a cuff it might be hard-ish to get on ^^

May 9, 2021 5:01 pm

I KNOW SOME TYPES OF CLEAR ELASTIC IS BAD, BUT IM SURE SOME TYPES REALLY HOLD UP! ONE OF THE MAIN PROBLEMS I HAVE WITH CLEAR ELASTIC IS THAT IT DOESN'T HOLD KNOTS AND IT DOESNT LAST AS LONG AS THE FABRIC ELASITC.