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Single strand of one color of your choice, made with tiny seed beads and crystals stranded on beading wire for strength and durability and finished with a clasp.

When choosing your size, please think where you want to wear your beads. Some ladies like to wear them on their waist, while some like to wear them on their hips.
Please watch this video to help with getting the correct measurement for your waist beads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP0alSPirbI
Please, by completing your order, leave a note with your measurements

One strand of tiny waist beads or belly chains. The beads size is approx. 2 x 2 mm. (please, feel free to send me a message if you want more pics of one specific color).

Primary: Blue AB (106)
Pic 2: Dark blue AB (107)
Pic 3: Violet/blue (108)


With their rich jewel-like colors, blue beads are the royalty of the bead world, long revered for their magical powers and worn by the most important members of the society.

African waist beads were used to trade and even to pay for slaves,gold, property and other valuable items in Western African for many years. Ghana is pretty much attributed to be the bead production capital of the world. Some believe that they will help protect pregnant women or even provide birth control as did their ancestors many years ago.
In African tradition, waist beads are not for show, meant to be worn under clothing. African women rarely, if ever, take the strands off once putting them on.
But in the Western World it's certainly a form of personal expression and individual interpretation. They're for all women -- any body type, any race, any background. Women of all age, shapes and sizes can confidently adorn themselves with waist beads as well.
In Ghana women knew that waist beads helped form their body into a particular shape and adult women wear beads to sexually stimulate the male, as visual aphrodisiac. In other parts of West Africa, women would wear waist beads with bells on them, and when they walked it would make a jingling noise.
When you add stones, waist beads take on healing qualities. Depending on ailment or what needs to be enhanced (i.e. love, physic powers, balancing), various semi-precious stones can be included in the design of your waist beads.

Looking for bulk purchase of recycled handmade glass beads? Please, check out my first shop:
https://www.etsy.com/Ghanatreasures

Looking for affordable handmade jewelry, African textiles and Kente, tropical seeds, taxidermy, organic skincare and curiosity? Please, check out my second shop!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FromGhana

For vintage carvings and African sculptures, please visit my third shop:
https://www.etsy.com/WestAfricanHeritage

All proceeds from the sale of these beads goes to "The One & Only Cat Sanctuary in Ghana".
Please fan us: https://www.facebook.com/Ghanacatsanctuary

II blue colors custom made waist beads with crystals stranded on beading wire, 3 different shades, Fair Trade

$9.50

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Glass, Crystal, Wire
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Ghana
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