what is your opinion on people selling their kandi
im_sonder 5/13/2021 06:49 am 279
to quote someone on here that made a lot of sense to me imo "I think that chain stores selling kandi is beyond stupid. Kandi represents plur and plur is not a fashion, it's a way of life for the ones who actually sit down and make it. Selling kandi at stores like that makes it meaningless. Now. On the topic of selling kandi yourself. It is considered a HUGE no no to sell singles (Feel like I should throw that out there) But I see no problem in selling bigger pieces. Beads, like you said, are expensive, and kandi quickly becomes an expensive habit/addiction. I felt bad the first time I ever sold kandi myself, especially since I had always made stuff for free. For some, buying kandi from someone who has a large selection of bead choices and skill is the only way they could ever even have a mask like that. Good example is my last sell. Chronic Fusion are a team of DJs and don't have any friends that could make them kandi. In this case, they would either have to spend a ton of money on different beads and string and spend hours of watching youtube videos and practicing multistitches. THEN, you add that some masks are a lot harder. I invented a masquerade style that no one else even has. They do not have the time to do all that between shows and things. So it's all of that, or just but one from someone who sells them. I charge a modest price to make up for my beads, (the prices on Etsy would scare anyone)and they get a mask that they would not otherwise be able to have on their own. I hope that helps you in your decisions. The only thing I can think to add, is just this: Remember why you are making kandi and do not start thinking of it as a job. If you get too many orders, make a waiting list or take a break. The whole idea is to have fun after all."