branarbi 6/25/2021 11:23 am 541

do NOT use see through string for kandi, ik it's common knowledge at this point but i made a massive cuff using it & not even a week later the string on it has started to snap. sad

also if anyone has any other dos/donts for making kandi i'd love to hear them! i'm still quite new, so i'm sure there's more useful advice that i haven't heard yet!

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Sep 22, 2022 11:48 am

i would recommend using the plastic/clear cord for things you don't need to stretch (ex: stars, certain parts of goggles, charms) and then square knotting it and using nail polish to seal it so you don't use up your stretchy cord and can use it for cuffs n stuff

Sep 22, 2022 11:45 am

that's what just happened to my mask and I used see-through string

Sep 22, 2022 11:40 am

dont stretch elastic string if you use that, when you tie it off i would recommend using nail polish over the knot to keep it tight

Jun 25, 2021 12:21 pm

i HIGHLY recommend using a needle for kandi (the plastic ones on amazon ykyk). it makes it so much easier

Jun 25, 2021 12:04 pm

I use clear string, and the ive only had something break three times. Two of the times, the knot came undone, and once my little brother pulled on it super hard. I use .7 mm strech magic, and its easy to tie and is very strong. The bigger the string is, the harder it is to tie(like 1mm is VERY hard to tie).

As long as you tie it well, and your string is between .5 - .8 mm, it is very good to work with. I usually tie a normal knot around 3-5 times. Some brands suck though, so depending on the brand, it might be terrible. But, stretch magic works the best for me

Jun 25, 2021 11:59 am

somtimes it’s good when using clear beads,tying on charms so the string doesn’t show but yes a tying it is impossible