Over time, all rave enthusiasts began wearing them and the drug aspect began to fade, somewhat. Tie a knot in one end, thread 25-30 beads onto it, then tie the ends together. Kandi bracelets came on the electronic dance music (EDM – known primarily as dance music, club music or techno, is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced for raves, nightclubs and festivals) scene during the early ’90s. The average single bracelet uses about 30 beads.

Large beads take up more space, so you don’t need as many to fill up the string. Share it with us!

Tie off the string and cut off the excess. The quality of the elastic is quite sturdy and excellent for making kids bracelets. By this point your cuff should stand on its own. Next will be 2 pink, 1 white, 2 pink. It is ultra-thin and flexible and an average length requires 3 AAA batteries. Simply wedge the battery securely between 2 points. This pastel kandi cuff consists of pink, purple,sea green and cream kandi beads in a zig zag pattern.

If you have a bucket full of multi-colored pony beads, you will have enough for the whole gang! It is made with stretch cord. This site is owned and operated by Elli & Tee Inc. Thecreativefolk.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. At raves or other festivals, anyone wearing a Kandi bracelet was seen as a friend.

You want your bracelet to fit tight when you wear it, but you also want to be able to easily put it on and take it off. Start by wrapping the string around your wrist to measure it, then cut your string to about 5 times its length. Bracelets for a small wrist will usually use only about 20 to 25. Ten rolls with 6.5 m (21 feet) of 0.8 mm diameter elastic thread on each roll. After you've went completely around the bracelet you're done and it's ready to wear. You're finished on this side! Be creative and have fun.

Now you have this little ice cream sandwich shaped bracelet, and even though it's cute we want to make it thicker. Once you've mastered the basic cuff style, you can create a variety of patterns with different colors. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker.

"Pennywise... the Dancing Clown!" Repeat the process for the rest of your cuff until you’ve finished the 2nd row. When you’ve finished, tie the strings together and show off your new kandi cuff!

When the third row is in place, it will look like a flower with the petals spread out – alternating like laid bricks. Tie the ends of the string in a tight knot. Also, if you make your Kandi bracelet with a clasp, trading the PURL way (the traditional rave way of trading bracelets), is totally impossible. For a basic cuff, you will need several feet of an elastic string, a selection of pony beads, and a pair of scissors. About: Artist who enjoys using different types of media.

They choose one of your Kandi bracelets and you choose one of theirs.

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wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Pony beads come in large bags, small bags, boxes, and even cute little buckets, and cost very little. Now it's completely finished. Learn more... Kandi are brightly colored bracelets, necklaces and other beaded jewelry that ravers make and wear to raves.

Gather your materials and let’s get started! Then string on two more white beads and thread the string through the red bead in the middle of the triangle above. A step up from the typical cuffed Kandi are 3d cuffs.

They are often given out or traded at raves and festivals.

You can wear just one, or stack several together for a more dramatic effect.

Either is fine.

There is no right or wrong way to do this. This is the most common and simplest way to make a 3D Kandi bracelet: In this step, you will decide how you want the cuff to fit on your wrist or upper arm. It will be one wide bracelet rather than four thin ones sitting above one another. Only use two beads this time! These are for trading with other like-minded people at the rave.

This thread is a great value, very strong, flexible and super durable. Starting at a white bead add 5 beads. Weave through the end beads for extra security and to help the cuff keep its shape. A kandi cuff is a beaded bracelet that's popular at raves, and you can easily make your own one right at home. If you’d like to learn more, keep reading! Brass Jewelry Pros And Cons – The Ultimate... Pony beads usually come in large packs, so. Continue weaving in this up-and-down pattern until the white beads look like a row of 3D Xs with a red bead in the center. When you have threaded the right number of beads to wrap around your wrist.

It's a great summer craft for teens and young adults, but it might be too much for younger kids. It will look like a small red cluster of five beads.

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Thread your beads onto your string.

A Kandi bracelet will usually have about 25 to 32 beads. We truly hope you find value on our blog, and are here to help if you have any questions! Kandi is fun to make, and one popular style of bracelet to make and trade is a cuff. Add another color, add a charm or change the repeating pattern from 1 -2 -1 -2 to anything, like 3 – 2 – 3 – 2 – 1, or whatever you want.

So let's add some beads in the center. There are specific types of Kandi. Wear several single row bracelets along with it to bulk up the look! The kandi cuff fits up to a 6.5-7in. There are two or three types of kandi ladders.

Test this by making one single strand of Kandi beads by threading about 24 to 32 beads onto a long (at least 2 feet) strand of elastic string.

You can really make your Kandi cuff stand out in the crowd with some ultra-cool Kandi lights. Most of this is repeating patterns so once you get the hang of it, it's going to look great.

Since pony beads come in every color imaginable, Kandi bracelets make very cool, colorful accessories and they are quite simple to make. For more tips, including how to make a cuff with an X-shaped pattern, read on!


To make the exchange extra special and memorable, some ravers will wear cuffs to offer for trade. Letter beads, charms or oddly shaped beads can be used to make your bracelet more unique.

There is a ladder cuff and a ladder stitch cuff and a monkey bar cuff that is made of a ladder stitch. The Kandi that is exchanged becomes a memento or keepsake to remind you of that day, and that person, forever. Add the fourth row or tie off the ends to finish the bracelet. Now, thread it through the next blue bead. You're also going to need elastic thread. But, that shouldn’t stop you from trying.

Varieties of elastic string are basically limited to color, length of the roll and diameter of the thread. Keep doing this until the row is finished.

You can also tie it off completely and add more, but that will result in two knots and won’t look as nice. People will often make them with phrases, names or cute little charms and unique beads. Start the same as you if you were making a single bracelet, except you will need about. You can buy a big pack and save them for future projects. Start on the white bead on the tip of a triangle.