# 3D Cuff Link Kandi Tutorial

In this tutorial I’m going to be covering how to make 3d cuff link kandi in a detailed step by step guide. First off I will show how to make a basic piece of kandi, then turn the basic piece into a cuff and finally add 3d elements to it to finish it off. The pony bead style I am using are pearlized however any standard sized pony beads will work well for this guide. I am using yellow, purple, green and blue beads to make them easier to reference in the instructions, feel free to use your own colour scheme or pattern. If you enjoy this tutorial then recommend it to others and check out our community at Ravebuddy.com for more tutorials as well as heaps of other stuff

Step 1

First off you need to make a basic piece of kandi as the foundation of the cuff. The pattern used is purple-purple-purple yellow. This will work with any length as long as the number of beads is divisible by 4 i.e. 28/32/36 etc. Pick a size you think is appropriate, I’ll be using 28 for this guide since I have small wrists.

Step 2

Now that we have our basic piece of kandi we need to start adding layers to make it into a cuff. The second layer will be in the pattern blue-green-blue. To add this layer thread the string through a yellow bead, add your 3 new beads to the thread then thread through the next yellow bead etc.

Step 3

The next layer is done in a similar fashion to step 2. You will use the pattern blue-yellow-blue this time and thread the elastic through the green beads instead.

Step 4

The final layer is done in a similar fashion once again. This time around you will use the pattern purple-purple-purple and thread the elastic through the yellow beads in the previous layer you added. Once you have completed this step you’ve made a basic cuff link kandi.

Step 5

Once you can make these types of kandi there are a fair few ways you can further the design, the most common of which is using a different kind of bead for the points such as a star bead. Another variation will involve making additional 3d parts around the edge of the kandi. Finally you might want to make the base cuff link larger and make multiple levels of 3d goodness on top. There are many possibilities to further this design, just use your imagination.

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Jacobb9205 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

Great tutorial!

debfrench 4 years ago

Very nice work you have done

Lindseymiles 4 years ago

This helped so much!

Murasaki 4 years ago

hehehe i'm a raver noob!

luckyrose 5 years ago

great 3-d kandi cuff tutorial. i have been going nuts trying to find one that makes since. Thank you SO much :)

taylor 5 years ago

kandi is raver jewelry

deblipp 5 years ago

The photos really help. What does "kandi" mean?

Jinxy2183 5 years ago

Legit 6 years ago

Amazing:D

TOri 6 years ago

i think your work is really good. :) and im doing it and its amazing :)

lcmolina 6 years ago from Ecuador

thanks so much for your useful hub, I just made a kandi, it was so easy and looks really cool!