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AQUA custom made body chain, tiny silver seed beads and crystals, Fair Trade

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AQUA custom made body chain made of very tiny silver tone seed beads and crystals. The color of the big crystals is aqua.
The body chain comes with a 2" extension to adjust the size around the waist area and 3 inches charm (when requested).

Please provide the following measurements:

Necklace:
Choker length is 16 inches (40 cm).
Princess length is 18 inches (45 cm), but this size can actually range anywhere between 17 and 19 inches (43 and 48 cm). This length usually falls out at the collarbone.
Matinee length is 20 inches (50 cm), which usually extends just a bit below the collarbone.
If you need a chain that falls at or just above the neckline, opt for a 22-inch (55-cm) chain.
For a necklace that falls just below the neckline, choose a 24-inch (60-cm) chain.

Waist:
measure loosely around the waist to take into account the slight draping as in the above image.

Central part (connecting the necklace to the WB beads).
The measurement depends from the size of your necklace. Please leave your measurement at checkout. (between 0 to 10 inches).

If your measurements are not listed, please add them in note at checkout.

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.

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. 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
AQUA custom made body chain made of very tiny silver tone seed beads and crystals. The color of the big crystals is aqua.
The body chain comes with a 2" extension to adjust the size around the waist area and 3 inches charm (when requested).

Please provide the following measurements:

Necklace:
Choker length is 16 inches (40 cm).
Princess length is 18 inches (45 cm), but this size can actually range anywhere between 17 and 19 inches (43 and 48 cm). This length usually falls out at the collarbone.
Matinee length is 20 inches (50 cm), which usually extends just a bit below the collarbone.
If you need a chain that falls at or just above the neckline, opt for a 22-inch (55-cm) chain.
For a necklace that falls just below the neckline, choose a 24-inch (60-cm) chain.

Waist:
measure loosely around the waist to take into account the slight draping as in the above image.

Central part (connecting the necklace to the WB beads).
The measurement depends from the size of your necklace. Please leave your measurement at checkout. (between 0 to 10 inches).

If your measurements are not listed, please add them in note at checkout.

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.

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. 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

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Thanks for your purchase!
Please leave a positive feedback but if you are not satisfied with your item for any reason, please send me a message and I'll do what I can to make it right (please, contact me before leaving a negative feedback).
It's important for me that you are happy with your purchase!
Please, contact me within 7 days of receipt of the item to discuss a possible return or an exchange.
All returns must be in the same conditions when sent in order to receive an exchange or refund minus shipping charges.
CUSTOM ORDERS ARE NOT RETURNABLE.

Shipping policies

Orders will be ready for shipment in 1-2 working days from the date of the payment.
All orders are sent via air mail trough The Ghana Post Office, all packages will be registered (delivery confirmation).

Please note that the tracking on-line for parcel shipped from Ghana is not working at the moment because of technical issues.

I'm located in Ghana, West Africa, there maybe some delays due to various factors, such as customs, weather, holiday, and distance. Normal delivery time is approximately 12-24 business days, sometimes up to 1 month. Thanks!

Please provide correct address when you purchase , we cannot be responsible for lost or delay if you provide a wrong address.
Our obligations have been fulfilled once your order is shipped. Please contact your local post office for assistance if you encounter any delivery problems.
Please, understand that shipping includes packaging, gasoline and time. Thanks!

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For international orders, please note that duty/import tax are responsibility of the customer.

AQUA custom made body chain, tiny silver seed beads and crystals, Fair Trade

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  • Materials: Glass, Bronze, Wire
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