If you have been to an EDM event, you have most likely encountered people adorned with wrists covered in vibrant Kandi bracelets. These bracelets have been a staple of the EDM scene since its beginning and they have remained a part of the fabric of the culture as one of its many creative expressions.

Kandi represents the colorful, cheerful, and playful aspects of the EDM culture. Each piece of kandi is handmade with love and given as gifts to others. Kandi is traditionally created on a stretchy string and made out of multi-colored, plastic pony beads and alphabet beads, but can be made out of an assortment of other beading materials.

Kandi is not limited to the traditional single-strand bracelets. It can be made into cuffs, rings, necklaces, and other accessories. Creative and skilled Kandi makers can even create bags, hats, shirts, skirts, and other fashionable items. Kandi creation is only limited by a person’s imagination.

As a source of nostalgia, each piece can spark a memory of a person or an event. Kandi can become a conversation starter and give the wearer an opportunity to tell the story behind each piece. Once received, it is customary to keep the Kandi you are given. If you do decide to pass it on to someone else, be sure to share its story with the next person you give it to.

Exchanging Kandi can be a way to:

  • Enhance a Sense of Unity and Connection
  • Commemorate Meeting New People
  • Create New Friendships
  • Say “Thank You”
  • Spread P.L.U.R.H.

Make Your Kandi Exchange More Memorable by Integrating
the PLURH Handshake (AKA Kandi Kiss)



PEACE :: Both people create peace signs with their index and middle fingers and then place them together.






LOVE ::  Both people create one side of a heart with their hand and then combine them to create a complete heart.






UNITY :: Both people interlace their fingers.







RESPECT :: Without unclasping hands, Kandi is slid from one person’s wrist to the other person’s wrist.






HOPE :: Both people clap their hands together with a spirited high-five, completing the exchange. Hugs may also ensue here.




We would LVE for you to share with us the pictures of the Kandi you have created -or- the Kandi you’ve received and the story behind it. We may even post it here on our website for others to enjoy!
Please send your Kandi pics to us HERE



CLICK HERE to Trade Kandi with other PLURH people!


(Adapted from the original plurh.com post from October 6, 2012)

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