FAQ

THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

FAQ

What are the different kinds of waist beads?


There are waist beads made on stretch cording, beading wire, wire, cotton threads and tigertail. There are tie on waist beads that are meant for permanent wear. Some waist beads with lobster or barrel clasp are easily removed daily. Waist beads are made with all kinds of beads like gemstones, glass, precious metals, paper, clay, ceramic, etc.The material/creativity is limitless.




How do I wear tie on waist beads?


Wrap beads around sotmach, waist or hips where you would like them to lay. Remove excess beads, if necesary. Double or triple knot the string securely. Cut off excess string while leaving a bii of slack, for comfort. Perhaps set an intent or goal with your new waist beads, though not necessary some find it a profound part of their journey as a reminder of their achievements. Enjoy!




Do you sell wholesale?


Not at this time.




Do you customize waist beads?


Yes I do




Can you lose weight with waist beads?


Rather than step on a scale, people can use waist beads to stay aware of any weight gain or loss in the abdomen. You may also want to consider Add-On extensions, if you are planning on losing weight and would like to convert your waist beads into a smaller size. Add-On Custom Beaded Adjustment Extension of 1- or 2-inches are handcrafted with beading wire or elastic cord which will coordinate with the design style that is purchased. Giving you the flexibility to adjust your waist beads and lots of sizing possibilities.




What is the history of Waist Beads?


Waist beads date back to antiquity often associated with African countries.Their origin dates back to antiquity; as far back as 40,000 years ago, long before many civilizations saw birth. Evidence suggests that even the earliest humans made beads. Egypt is a land that is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization, and this also the place where beads saw birth, because history tells us Egypt was one of the first civilizations to make and use beads for adornment just as we do. In ancient Kemet/Egypt women wore waist beads as a status symbol, femininity, as well as a way to “train” their waist. Over time waist beads found its way to other parts of the continent. The Yoruba ethnic group in Nigeria were one of the first groups to popularize wearing waist beads after the Egyptian. They wore them for the same reasons the Egyptians wore them as well as to indicate rites of passage into womanhood, as a means of intimacy, fertility, healing, spirituality, as a gauge for waist management and as a beautiful accessory.




How do I measure my waist in order to  wear the waist beads?


1. Always measure the part of your waist where you would like your beads to lay. 2. Measure yourself at an upright position against your bare skin (remove layers of clothing around your waist unless you plan to wear over your clothing). 3. Take your measurement by wrapping a tape measure around your waist towards your navel and fit snugly without digging into your skin.( If pregnant give yourself a bit of slack or purchase elastic extensions for a more comfortable fit).. 4. Read the measurement by looking at the place where the tape begins meets the other end of the tape measure. 5. For accuracy, you can double check the measurement several times.




Will my waist beads be true size, (ie. my 35.5 inch waist)?


Here how that goes, After properly measuring your waist and you give us your measurement of 35.5”, we design the waist beads for the length you gave which includes the closures/clasps be it lobster clasp or barrel clasp.