How many beads are used to make kandi??

Luvdnlost09 2/19/2019 11:18 am 936

I'm planning to go to the store in a few hours to get beads so I can start making kandi. Cuffs most likely. I'm wanting to make more than just 1 or 2 but I'm not sure how many beads would be good to start out???...I think the biggest multi color pack at the store I'll be going to is like a couple hundred maybe. I dont think it's more than 1000. Or theres the little single color pouches of I think maybe 100 or 200 but i know I'll need more than just 1 or 2 different colors but idk...I guess I just need to know in general what would be recommended??..the pouches of single colors or the large trays of multi colors or like those little assorted bead tubs???? How many beads should u plan to buy??


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Feb 28, 2019 11:40 am

That depends entirely on what kind of kandi you're making, how much you're going to make, what colors you use the most, etc. It's subjective.
When I restock, I get between 3000 - 5000 beads so I know I won't run out for a while. If I'm planning on making bigger pieces like epics or bags - I would double or triple that.

Feb 28, 2019 4:49 pm

it depends on each cuff. a good way to start out is getting a big pack of multicolour beads or a box like these. i recently restocked and bought one of the big boxes of beads and two packs of black and white seperately. pony beads are pretty cheap, so i dont think youd be spending any more than $20 usd

Mar 18, 2019 8:45 am

Depends on the design. But the number of beads you need per kandi cuff on this site usually shows right underneath the pattern. I usually buy kandi by the packs of colors I need and store the rest in containers for other projects.

Mar 24, 2019 5:48 pm

@komaeda: yeah i usually go to hobby lobby for my beads, i get packs of 500 for 2 dollars usd

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