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Kandi are brightly colored bracelets, necklaces and other beaded jewelry that ravers make and wear to raves. When at a rave, yous volition wearable your Kandi upwardly and down your arms and when y’all meet with another raver, yous can ask to trade some of your Kandi. They will pick i of your Kandi in exchange for one of theirs and yous can cull to take information technology or not. Kandi is fun to make, and 1 popular style of bracelet to make and trade is a cuff.

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    Select the correct materials.
    For a basic cuff, you will need several feet of an elastic string, a selection of pony chaplet, and a pair of scissors. Although pony beads are classic for making a traditional kandi cuff, you lot can apply whatsoever type of chaplet as long every bit the pigsty is big enough to fit your string through twice.

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    Measure and cut your string.
    Depending on how large your wrist is and how wide you want your gage to be, you volition have to utilise varying amounts of string. Wrap the string around your wrist to become a general measurement, and then multiply this length 5-half dozen times over. Cut the string at this length; if yous run out of cord during the beading process, yous can always cut and tie on a bit more.


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    Bead your first row.
    Tie a knot at the end of your string (leaving a small tail), and begin sliding on beads. Using about 25-30 chaplet is standard, but you’ll just desire enough then that the cuff will be large enough to slide on and off your wrist without being too loose.

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    Necktie off the first row.
    Pull the string and beads taut so that they are all lined up tight against the knot at the end of the string. Tie the brusque knotted end with the long loose end in a secure knot. Cut off the excess string from the short end, but exit the long cease of the cord intact..

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    Bead the second row.
    The 2d row is a chip slower-going than the starting time, because the process involves adding a single bead and then weaving the string through the previous row. To bead the second row, cord one bead on the long end of the cord, and then slide the string through the bead directly under and adjacent to the bead you’re working with. Add some other bead, and slide the cord through the bead next/under it on the showtime row. Continue this process all the way effectually, until y’all accomplish your starting point.Add i bead to the cord, then thread the string
    the start bead and
    the 2d dewdrop of the first row. This is how y’all weave the rows together.

    • Because you’re skipping chaplet in the first row in order to weave the 2d row, your cuff volition appear zig-zag with only ii rows completed.
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    Add a tertiary row of beads.
    Use the same process for calculation the second row of beads to add the third row of beads. This fourth dimension, yous don’t need to tie the string off in a knot but can continue the procedure by adding beads to fill in the spaces. Slide a bead onto the cord where there is a gap, and then attach it to the cuff by putting the string through the corresponding bead in the first row. Work your way all the manner effectually the bracelet until y’all’ve created two full rows of beads, and tie off the string.

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    Add together additional rows.
    Although yous tin technically have a consummate cuff with merely two rows of beads, many people prefer to add multiple rows in improver to the outset two. Use the same method of weaving on beads to create an uneven row, and then calculation some other row to fill in the spaces.

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    Finish your bracelet.
    When yous feel that your kandi cuff has been perfected, tie off the string and attempt it on for size! If at any point in the bracelet-making process you run out of cord, you can cutting an additional length and necktie it to the ends, trimming off any excess to create a smooth transition.[i]


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    Become your materials fix.
    An Ten-cuff is aptly named for the series of ‘X’ shapes that appear in the completed cuff. Because of its width, though, it requires a chip more cord and chaplet than a regular cuff. Information technology is as well particularly attractive if you use an array of colors for your beads. Regardless, grab a spool of rubberband string, pony chaplet of your choice, and a pair of pair of scissors.

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    Bead your get-go row.
    Wrap your string around your wrist to estimate the length for the cuff, then tie a knot on the cease to secure it (leaving a tail). Add on beads in a color pattern of your choice, pulling them taut to the knot on the end. When you lot’ve beaded an entire row long plenty to wrap around your wrist, tie the two ends together and pull the long terminate of the tail through the bead next to the knot.

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    Dewdrop the 2d row.
    To bead the 2nd row, you’ll be adding a series of beads to the cord and then sliding the string through the first row of beads to weave them together. Slide three beads onto the long cord, and then pull the cord through the side by side dewdrop in the get-go row. Add another 3 beads, and tuck the string through the side by side bead in the outset row. Keep this process until you’ve worked all the way around the bracelet, and so pull the string tight to secure it.

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    Add together the tertiary row.
    The third row of beading is the same as the second, except that y’all will weave the cord through the center dewdrop (the center bead in each gear up of 3 beads) from the second row. Slide the cord through the row of beads in the second row until it comes out of the first ‘center’ dewdrop. Then, add 3 beads, and tuck the end through the next ‘center’ bead in the 2d row. Continue this procedure all the manner effectually until you’ve completed the third row, and pull the string tight.

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    Add together the fourth row.
    Echo the process for the third row. Pull the cord through the nearest ‘center’ bead in the tertiary row, so add a gear up of 3 chaplet. Pull the tail terminate through the side by side ‘center’ bead, and so add together another 3 beads. Continue this process all the fashion around the bracelet until y’all’ve completed the fourth row

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    Piece of work your manner dorsum to the beginning.
    With four rows of beads completed, you’ve probably noticed that the cuff is a fleck uneven looking – the beginning row is straight beyond, but the fourth row is wavy. This is because you’ve only completed ane half of the bracelet, and demand to get back to the commencement to complete the mirror half on the other side of the bracelet. Carefully weave your cord through your bracelet until you attain the starting point of your showtime row (where the knot is tied).

    • If you run out of string during this step, yous can add more than and trim the ends short so that the knot doesn’t stand out.
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    Consummate the mirrored one-half of the bracelet.
    Working away from the center on the reverse side of the bracelet, repeat the same steps for rows one-four of beads. You should end upwardly with a total of 7 rows of beads, forming two large rows of stacking ‘X’ shapes.

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    End your bracelet.
    When you’ve completed the two halves of the bracelet, yous’re ready to tie it off! Knot the cease of the string multiple times so that the beads cannot slide off of it. Then, trim the excess off both this cord and the other tail end (all the same somewhere in the eye). With that, y’all’re done![2]


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  • Use a driblet of clear smash polish to knots to make them extra stiff.

  • Once you’ve mastered the bones cuff style, you can create a multifariousness of patterns with different colors. Kandi Patterns offers free patterns and tutorials.

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Things You’ll Need

  • Beads
  • String
  • Scissors

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Commodity Summary

A kandi cuff is a beaded bracelet that’s pop at raves, and you tin can easily make your own one right at home. To brand your gage, you’ll need elastic cord, pony chaplet, and scissors. Offset by wrapping the string around your wrist to measure it, and then cut your string to about 5 times its length. Necktie a knot in 1 end, thread 25-thirty beads onto it, so tie the ends together. To make the second row, cord one bead on the long end of the string and slide the string through the bead straight next to the one yous’re working with. Repeat the procedure for the rest of your cuff until you’ve finished the 2nd row. Yous can also add a 3rd row if you want an fifty-fifty bulkier bracelet. When you lot’ve finished, tie the strings together and evidence off your new kandi gage!
For more tips, including how to make a cuff with an X-shaped design, read on!

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