Why/How did you start making kandi?

Bliss 4/10/2012 08:03 am 7180

Why did you start making kandi? :)

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Aug 3, 2015 12:55 am

Looking at the other comments, I feel like I'm almost the only one that started because of a passion for EDC and PLUR, etc. Instead of just seeing it around. I've always been in the rave culture, almost my whole life. Me and Kendra both, her parents are like the mom and dad I wish I had, so I just go to their house on a daily basis, lol. But I actually started BECAUSE I wanted to be able to be part of the group and trade with others and really experience PLUR for myself.

Aug 3, 2015 1:04 am

I love finding stuff like this on the internet, I am SO glad I met these AMAZING people about 5 or 6 years ago. Now, when I bring them up in a conversation, people are like "wait.. Like Matt and Ali from Under the Electric Sky? with the kids?" and I'm like "Yup. Kendra's my best friend." xD Not only are they well known on the internet and by every raver I've ever met, they're both acrobats! Matt and ali are both ex-performers for Cirque Du Soleil, but now Matt is a Rigger (he works the ropes and stuff backstage) My best friend and her family are somewhat famous. Holy shit. xD http://edmmaniac.com/married-at-edc-with-children-...

Aug 3, 2015 7:19 am

My story isn't that great but here it is xD… I was talking to my friend who had moved away recently over Facebook and happened to see a mass amount of bracelets on her arm in her profile picture. I asked her about it and she explained to me what kandi was, and to get a better idea I googled it, found this site, and saw what amazing things could be done with beads and string. Still, I didn't really make any kandi at all. Later on, I learned a lot more about PLUR and the culture and what it meant in the rave culture. When I found out about how much love is put into kandi, thats when I fell in love and started making it. Now I'm the bead girl at school that's constantly giving out bracelets, whether you ask for one or not! So in summary, I started making kandi mainly for how much happiness it brought others when I would hand them a bracelet, and the amount of love the kandi community has.

Aug 3, 2015 10:18 pm

Started making Kandi (and raving) to cope with depression. I would wear it under my jacket sleeves n I'm a super gothy/emo looking person and having bright bracelets only added to the saying "It's what's under the skin that matters". I attended events to get away from bullies and the real world to be somewhere I was accepted and loved. Kandi is a reminder that it only gets brighter and more colorful as life goes on. I have a few memorial pieces that at dedicated tribute replica's to friends that have committed suicide, who's original pieces I keep at home for they are falling apart. But kandi is my escape.

Aug 4, 2015 7:25 pm

I wanted to be a scene kid so i was looking up "How to do scene hair" and some chick was so pretty i checked out her channel and she posted a video "I LOVE KANDI" (she has blue hair okay) and i was like I WANT TO MAKE THAT SO BAD and yeah i got stuff right after my birthday.

Aug 5, 2015 7:55 pm

watched a few tutorials on how to make it before i went out & bought supplies

Aug 7, 2015 2:42 pm

I started Because one day me and my Friends got bored and needed money for a field trip, so we started making them for money, and we do it to this day!

Aug 8, 2015 7:20 am

I started making kandi after my friend at college introduced me to it! Our college's anime club actually does a little kandi making booth at a winter event hosted by all the school's clubs and that's where I made my first 2 singlets. I made a few pieces here or there but I started doing cuffs and more complicated stuff this summer.

Sep 15, 2015 12:22 pm

I started making it as a hobby..now i have so much of it that i dont know what i should do with it all. Any ideas?? I dont rave, It's all just sitting in a gym bag in my closet i really dont want to toss it all out or let it all go to waste...

  • Nay Crews
Sep 15, 2015 7:47 pm

@CoyoteBones: I do the same thing, and I sell mine.