what is your opinion on people selling their kandi

im_sonder 5/13/2021 06:49 am 334

to quote someone on here that made a lot of sense to me imo "I think that chain stores selling kandi is beyond stupid. Kandi represents plur and plur is not a fashion, it's a way of life for the ones who actually sit down and make it. Selling kandi at stores like that makes it meaningless. Now. On the topic of selling kandi yourself. It is considered a HUGE no no to sell singles (Feel like I should throw that out there) But I see no problem in selling bigger pieces. Beads, like you said, are expensive, and kandi quickly becomes an expensive habit/addiction. I felt bad the first time I ever sold kandi myself, especially since I had always made stuff for free. For some, buying kandi from someone who has a large selection of bead choices and skill is the only way they could ever even have a mask like that. Good example is my last sell. Chronic Fusion are a team of DJs and don't have any friends that could make them kandi. In this case, they would either have to spend a ton of money on different beads and string and spend hours of watching youtube videos and practicing multistitches. THEN, you add that some masks are a lot harder. I invented a masquerade style that no one else even has. They do not have the time to do all that between shows and things. So it's all of that, or just but one from someone who sells them. I charge a modest price to make up for my beads, (the prices on Etsy would scare anyone)and they get a mask that they would not otherwise be able to have on their own. I hope that helps you in your decisions. The only thing I can think to add, is just this: Remember why you are making kandi and do not start thinking of it as a job. If you get too many orders, make a waiting list or take a break. The whole idea is to have fun after all."

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May 13, 2021 6:53 am

I think it's completely fine!

May 13, 2021 6:54 am

i think its ok

May 13, 2021 6:56 am

it's fine! why would it not be? lol

some people are really skilled and love making excess kandi, so why not share your creations (on depop, etsy, whatever) w people and make a profit off your hard work?

but as for big stores selling it, that's weird

May 13, 2021 6:58 am

i think its fine! i just think a lot of them are super overpriced

May 13, 2021 6:59 am

@cakebunny: bcuz a lot of people think it's not ok cuz it's against kandi culture

May 13, 2021 7:00 am

i think its fine but sometimes its a bit overpriced and i dont like the people that sell other people's original designs without permission. its really annoying when people do that and they dont even give credits to the rightful owner

May 13, 2021 7:08 am

@cakebunny: some people think it's against kandi culture- the whole idea of trading kandi

May 13, 2021 7:32 am

I personally think there’s nothing wrong with it. Some people dont have materials to make it themselves, or just think its easier to buy it!! But, if someone personally doesn’t want to buy it, or doesnt think its ok, then thats fine with me.

But, I hate when people get mad at or attack other people just because they dont see anything wrong with buying kandi. I just dont understand why people get mad for that reason. Everyone can have their own opinions!!

May 13, 2021 7:39 am

I agree with the kandi at the stores, like whats the point? I have bought kandi off of etsy and i think its great that people can.

May 13, 2021 7:51 am

yeah i agree that stores selling basically premade kandi is bad.

I also agree that singles shouldn't be sold as singles. Like if you were selling say, a bigger cuff or mask you could throw one or two singles in as a freebee.

I did a couple commissions for people at my school that were singles. I didn't charge them for it but my term was if they wanted more they'd only pay a quarter. I also did a 1 x x cuff as a true commission for a family friend, I think that was $5 on the friends request.