I started my kandi journey after seeing ravers wear bracelets and cuffs to events. Curiosity got the best of me and I started to learn more and more about the history of kandi and why people still wear trade kandi today. The sentiment of sharing a piece of yourself with a fellow raver was the main reason why I started beading.
Now fast forward a few years. By this point, I’ve made many kandi pieces including: 3D cuffs, masks, bikini tops, and even a backpack. So I decided to debut the concept of “Kandi Warrior” for EDC Las Vegas 2014, and the original idea was to keep adding more pieces to the collection. But after making so many similar projects, I was starting to get bored. I needed a new challenge.
2015 marked the beginning of the reimagined Kandi Warrior.
From then on out I’ve created new suits of armor for EDC Vegas. Each new iteration is bigger, badder, and better than the one before. Just this past year (2021) I was dancing under the Electric Sky in Kandi Warrior 7. Yes, I’ve created 7 Kandi Warrior outfits, and I’m excited to make more and more!
Peace. Love. Unity. Respect.
- David a.k.a. @DJB0Y3000 a.k.a. KandiLion