Archive for January, 2013

Krazy for Kandi

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It all started with these two bracelets.  Actually, they are called cuffs.  Kandi cuffs.   The first one was a gift.  The second one was a contest prize.

They are made from pony beads and stretch cord.  They are traded and given as gifts.  A simple google search on “kandi cuffs” leads to an abundance of how tos and patterns.

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My college age daughter and her friend came to visit for a week.  They were thrilled when they found out I had a stash of pony beads left over from my days as a Girl Scout leader and other craft activities that I no longer needed.  It did not take them long to get busy.

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Well I could not have all this crafting going on around me without me wanting to try my hand at it.

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Even my son found it hard to resist.

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It is a lot of fun.  There are plenty of patterns out there but you are only limited by your imagination.  The girls would be working on their current projects and already be talking about their ideas for the next ones.

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It was not long before my daughter decided she needed a better way to store her beads.  We shopped and brain stormed and she finally decided on repurposing a photo storage system.

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It was perfect.  The individual storage boxes on the inside kept the colors separated.

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When she is working on a particular project, she can pull out the colors she needs.

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Her kandi has become a cherished part of her wardrobe accessories.  She and her friends are always crafting new ones to coordinate with their outfits, interests, and personalities.

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Not just for girls, the boys wear them too!

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