Random kandi tips?

feferipeixes 4/5/2021 01:03 am 450

this is out of curiosity!! what are random kandi tips you'd give others if they asked for help?
i personally would tell you to keep bits of string you have left over from a cuff or any project! you never know when it could come in handy <3

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Apr 5, 2021 4:32 am

if you have friendship bracelet string, id use that to make masks so its more sturdy and you dont have to use up stretchy string

Apr 5, 2021 8:17 am

use the clear string for peyote projects (when you fold the string in half then add 1 bead on the string and 2 beads on both ends) it works way better!!!!

Apr 5, 2021 8:26 am

use elastic string. not plastic

Apr 5, 2021 12:19 pm

The dollar store and thrift shops have lots of cheap little toys (and occasional beads) that are very cute on kandi

Apr 15, 2021 12:27 am

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Apr 15, 2021 1:01 am

[if your string is on a spool]
when making singles, thread the beads directly onto the string wrapped around the spool rather than cutting a piece off.
It reduces the amount of string wasted and makes it less likely for the beads to fall off ><

Apr 15, 2021 4:45 am

I have many tips!

1. use a threading needle when youre making something a little complicated like a 3d or ufo cuff. it makes it so much easier!!

2. save your access string that you think is long enough for another bracelet! (use it for singles or adding on to another project!)

3. amazon, hobby lobby, michaels, the dollar store, etc have pony beads, perler beads, little toys/things to put on kandi, and they have tribeads which are super cool too!

I hope this helps

Apr 16, 2021 10:32 pm

any old toy (lps,mlp, squinkies) are so fun to add to Kandi, so if you want to put them on your kandi, drill a hole into your figure. it takes more time than to just tie it on but its so much more secure and wont slip. I use a dewalt drill put some ppl use the hand crank ones (if you're going to use a power drill, buy a set of smaller sized drill bits)

some string works great for some projects and horrible for others, so buy different kinds (i by elastic cord wrapped in thread for my multi stitches, and stretchy plastic chord for my 3-D cuffs)

they sell beads everywhere (dollar stores, craft stores like Michaels and hobby lobby, Walmart, amazon) so you can always find beads that fit your price range

plastic fishing line (doesn't have ANY stretch) BUUTTT it works great for crowns, peyotes ,and the outermost layers of epic cuffs

if you're going to use blunt/plastic needles, make sure they're small enough to fit in your beads (it seams like common sense but i made the mistake and had to get new ones bc they were to big)

if you have like 20-10 beads of a certain color left (i usually only have less than 20 beads of a certain color after a big project) and don't know what to do with them, you can make Kandi stars or singles out of them

it you don't know what to put on your singles, albums/musician/song names are always fun

at thrift stores look through the toy/kids sections, sometimes they have little charms or toys to put on Kandi, or even big bags full of Kandi beads

if you have sensory issues like i do, wearing Kandi on your bare arms can be hard. I find it really hard to wear Kandi on my bare arm without being overstimulated so wearing long sleeved shirts under my clothes or wearing my Kandi over my jacket worked for a while. But if its hot where you live and you cant wear jackets 24/7, try long, fingerless gloves. i thought it wouldn't work but it really helps me. ( if you don't have any, you can buy knee high socks and make your own and this way, you can choose the patterns)

hope this is helpful<3

Apr 18, 2021 10:05 am

Thrift stores are actually great for kandi stuff! I don't know ab everybody else, but my local thrift store sells a bunch of small toys in a bag (usually there are 5-10 small toys in there) that are great for decoration! I also found SO many bead cases when I last went. Usually when I get bead cases at Micheals or Joann's they're 20-25 dollars, but I found the same cases there for 2.99!!

Apr 18, 2021 10:07 am

WHAT?? That is so smart thank you so much!!