to Creative Waist Beads. We offer stylish waist beads to fit every woman's taste and color choices. We design waist beads that will accentuate waists of all sizes from a very simple strand of beads to the very elaborate. There is no age limit for women who can wear them nor is there a size limit. You will find harmonious mixtures of glass, horn, clay, and wood beads in various sizes. As well as, semi-precious stones, shells, charms and pearls. All are single strand strung on nylon coated steel wire that is very durable and resilient accompanied by a three inch chain to make adjustments for your comfort level.
HISTORY of WAIST BEADS
Waist beads are an age old African tradition and are worn for vast reasons and purposes to celebrate femininity, healing, spirituality, power, balancing, attracting and keeping a mate, rites of passage, rejuvenation, initiations, first menses, energy, and body shaping. African women have traditionally worn waist beads beneath their clothing placed beneath the belly button and can be single or multiple strands. Other cultures proudly display the beads over their clothes or on bare midriffs. The art of adorning ones self has been practiced since the beginning of time. Today waist beads are alive and well in the United States, where they are worn as a form of self expression and style, but can still have any significance the wearer chooses.