*** Charms can be added for an additional Charge of $2.00 per charm***
*** All waist beads are handmade and strung on elastic string to hang loosely on the hips or waist. The string is elastic to enhance the sound as well as for comfort and makes them easy to slip on and off and wearable in the pool, at the beach, or in the shower***
**If you need a longer length, or smaller please let me know in the Note to Seller at checkout**
Waist beads, also known as belly beads are an ongoing ancient African tradition. The strands of beads that adorn a woman's midsection are to celebrate different milestones in a child's, or woman's life.
Waist beads have many functions, not only do they boost your self-esteem and awareness of your body and inherent sensuality, they can also be worn to celebrate femininity, fertility, healing, spirituality, power, balancing, attracting and keeping a mate, rites of passage, rejuvenation, initiations, first menses, energy, body shaping, to promote good blood circulation, sexual enhancers, and protection amongst other things.
Waist beads can also aid in weight loss and maintenance - when you lose weight, they become loose, and when you gain weight, they become tight.
Worn by women at different stages, ages, and weight, waist beads can have healing properties when made with good intention and healing stones.
*How to Wear*
These belly beads are awesome because of their versatility. They are made specifically for wearing around the hips, but because of their stretch, you can easily put them around your neck as a long hanging necklace, double it around your neck for a shorter look, wrap around your wrist as a layered bracelet, or even around your ankle as an anklet. The possibilities are endless.