Anyone still actively making kandi?

Lenacakes 5/19/2019 11:03 pm 2254

rainbowsmilerainbowsmilerainbowsmilerainbowsmileif anyone is up for kandi trades let me know, I am a retired raver and most of my stuff just sits in boxes. It would be great to give them away to kandi kids who regularly rave :)

I remember this site and how active it used to be around 2012-2016. I’m going to be posted updates of my retired collection and stash. Anything avail I’ll give away to people who want it.

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Jul 15, 2019 12:10 am

I'm still making kandi too.. Not as much as in years past, but I still make a bit of stuff here and there.
I found out that I like making perler things more than I like making bracelets and cuffs. I guess I'm kinda impatient and I can see results of my work much faster making perler designs than with cuffs
I can still remember how to make a basic cuff for perler though so I'm happy

Jun 30, 2019 10:31 pm

I remember being in middle school and literally everyone was wearing kandi or some type of handmade beaded jewelry. I had a whole group of friends I made kandi with! Eventually as the years went on, less and less people were wearing kandi. I even remember being in high school and people asking me "what it was for" or being fascinated with my (poorly) made epics.

I guess I'm one of the few that fell in love with it and then never really stopped. I still even make kandi backpacks to this day, and I'm working on one right now! It's nice to see there are still some kandi kids around, even if we aren't really kids anymore per se.

Jun 26, 2019 5:28 am

I'm not that active on this site kinda wish someone would make an app for this place. That would probably change the game. I am an huge Kandi maker esp in my group of people. I am on east coast and while I'm not a hardcore festival goer. I do try to make sure I make it to Big Dub every year, this will be my 4th consecutive year going! If anyone is on the east coast be sure to check it out and let me know if your gonna go so we can meet up and trade!

Jun 19, 2019 6:51 am

It's been slowing smouldering over the years before going out. It's been a trip to watch the scene change over the period of well over a decade, but it's becoming more and more obvious to me that the kandi subculture is giving rise to new subcultures and whatnot.

It makes me sad when I realise that I'm likely going to be one of the very last kandi ravers in existence. I still wear kandi every day after 13 years, and no one has any clue what they're for. They assume I'm into crafting (guess i am...), and I even got asked the other day if my child made them for me!

I'm a 26 year old lesbian, I have no children, and I don't even look like a mother!!

But I personally don't intend to stop wearing kandi until I'm dead. It wasn't something that you grow out of, imo. It represented and continues to represent a set of values and beliefs that are core to who I am, and the kandi is a constant reminder for me to live life that way.

With that said, I'm always happy to accept orphaned kandi, and I'm always down to trade as well! I'm already sending one kandi a month to my girlfriend in Denmark, so why not ??

I know that no one will see this, but I've been needing to vent about all that for awhile now. At least I got it out and into words somewhere...

PLUR and pz out,


Fae Moonbeam / JSV

  • Melanie warner
Jun 9, 2019 8:25 am

I’ll take some off your hands and show them some love! I’d bring them with me to electric forest in 3 weeks!

Jun 7, 2019 11:53 am
@michaelgustaves: Yes Yes and Yes!! Seattle rave scene is awesome!! I’m in So Cal and it’s popping haha! Add me or message me, I have pics up of retired stuff
Jun 7, 2019 11:52 am

@sharpieismywarpaint: Really aww? Just for this post! Lol I love this site! I loved watching it grow over the years I’m in Cali but I can ship stuff over your way! Add me!

Jun 7, 2019 11:50 am
@creatorofpizza: Of course! Add me! I’ll hook it up with kandi
Jun 7, 2019 11:49 am

@nfoust7: I have been raving since 2012! And started making Kandi in 2011! I love the rave scene so much! I’m glad people still enjoy it! And of course! I’d love to give some cool stuff away for your next rave!

P.s.s. Go to your profile and click Edit Profile! There should be an option to upload a profile picture! You can now do it from a mobile Geez I remember back in the day we had to upload from a PC before Crumpet added the newer upload feature! Makes life so much easier too!

Jun 7, 2019 11:39 am
@skates99: Never Stop! For me making kandi is like riding a bike, I’d never forget even if I take long breaks! add me if you want to be friends
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