Julia Sachs | October 06, 2023

How to Trade Kandi at a Rave

Ever witnessed or heard stories about people swapping brightly colored beaded bracelets (AKA kandi) around you at Festival - usually while doing some type of secret handshake? Maybe you've been curious about what exactly is happening? If you’ve been wondering how to trade kandi at a rave, we’ve got the tips, tricks, and etiquette rules you need to know before you get started.  Continue Reading
The Meaning Behind Kandi: EDCLV Edition
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Kellie Burch | August 31, 2021

The Meaning Behind Kandi: EDCLV Edition

During my first Electric Daisy Carnival in 2013, I met so many beautiful souls and I can still tell you who gave me a specific kandi during a special moment. In honor of EDC, I wanted to share fellow raver’s memorable kandi moments from past kandi-trading experiences.  Continue Reading
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Julia Sachs | July 26, 2021

How To Make Kandi

Whether you are new to the community or a veteran raver, trading kandi is special for many people. Here is a tutorial on how to make kandi bracelets, perlers, and some videos on YouTube if you want to challenge yourself and make kandi cuffs! Continue Reading
How to Make a Perler Necklace with @Kandi_Diva
Kellie Burch | April 29, 2020

How to Make a Perler Necklace with @Kandi_Diva

Perler beads are awesome because you can basically make any shape you want! From your favorite Pokemon to more basic shapes like mushrooms, hearts, and stars, you can create whatever you're vibin' with. If you're ready to take your perler skills to the next level, check out this tutorial with @kandi_diva Continue Reading
3D Kandi Cuff Tutorial
Dot Yuson | April 07, 2020

3D Kandi Cuff Tutorial

Wondering how to make a 3D cuff? 3D cuffs start out with a simple X-based cuff and then can be built out to create multiple layers and for a fun 3D look.  Typically there is some kind of small toy, charm or even a pearler that gets added to the finished project. Check out this article for tutorials from @misshalcyon441 and Rose the Raver.

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How to Make a Unicorn Perler
Kellie Burch | August 02, 2019

Unicorn Perler: DIY

Making kandi has always been special for me, and when I introduce new friends to raving, I always try to teach them about making kandi and trading it with other people. For those of you who aren’t familiar with kandi: kandi are bead bracelets and necklaces that ravers trade at shows and festivals. There are many types of kandi, and here are step-by-step instruction on how to make a perler necklace to take to your next rave! Continue Reading
perler and kandi necklace creations with pokemon characters
Kellie Burch | April 05, 2018

Tips for Fixing Broken Kandi and Perlers

If you love wearing Kandi at raves, you’ve probably had that “OH SH*T” moment when you realize that one of your pieces has broken. Take a moment to shed a tear (I know! It totally looked cute on you), but I’m here to show you how you can save the Kandi you love.

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Kandi Surgical Mask Tutorial
Dot Yuson | March 04, 2015

Kandi Surgical Mask Tutorial

Hey guys, I’m back with another lovely tutorial for you all. It’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio, but I’m happy to be back. We’ve gotten a lot of requests for this surgical kandi mask and I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you! I know a mask is a little difficult to create and it may take a while, but don’t get frustrated and if you get lost or have any questions at all, please leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you. If you’d like to see a particular tutorial, let us know! 

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