If you’ve been reading for a while then you know I’m a big big fan of saving money where it counts and it just so happens that handmade shit is the best way to save yourself those extra little bucks where it counts! I still remember when my friend showed me her (extensive) collection of kandis. They all ranged from perlers to cuffs to just plain ole regular kandis. I was in utter awe. I thought they were all so pretty and I absolutely couldn’t waiiiiiit to get my hands on some of those ‘beady-thingys’ so I could make some of my own. Something I’ve realized since that day, that even though I adore the ones that I make initially, I’ve found a huge attachment and love for the ones that I get traded at shows! Plus, who doesn’t love some free, handmade accessories?!

Here are some of the best do-it-yourselfers to try!

Pony Bead Accessories


Screen Shot 2018-01-04 at 4.10.23 PMOriginal Kandis

You guessed it! Learn how to make yourself some of your very own single kandis! These bad boys are simple enough to make, but they’re exceptionally great for some easy bonding time before a rave or during the day at a festival! Enough said, but this also includes some of my personal fave places to snag cheap pony beads & other supplies too! In this little baddie section, you can also find what PLUR means, and how to do it!


Perler Beads



Perler Beads: Introduction 

I’m not sure about anyone else but when I first started going to raves I would see all these really cute necklaces with these awesome designs! But they weren’t kandi, they were something else! I eventually found out that these niffy things were called Perler Beads! This is where you can get a good introduction on techniques for placing your beads, the supplies you’ll need, as well as some great pro tips that I personally wish I had known before I melted my first person in half… Anyway, learn from our mistakes young one! That’s what you’re here for anyway, right?



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