Waists by Wednesday: African Adornments

Atlanta, Georgia On Etsy since 2013

10,191 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Waists by Wednesday: African Adornments

Atlanta, Georgia | 10,191 Sales

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Website: www.waistsbywednesday.com
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Last updated on Sep 4, 2018

Visit us on our website listed below!
Website: www.waistsbywednesday.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/waistsbywednesday
Instagram: @waistsbywednesday


10191 Sales
Akua Washington

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Akua Washington


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About WaistsbyWednesday

Sales 10,191
On Etsy since 2013

I was born to bead!

I have had a passion for waist beads from the age of about 13. My father is Ghanaian and my mother is Black American. So I grew up with the best of both worlds...greens, mac n cheese, fried chicken AND fufu, groundnut soup, and (my favorite) jollof rice! :-) My then-step mom, who is also Ghanaian brought me my first set of waist beads and I have been wearing beads ever since. I started making them in 2011 and I enjoy creating new and unique beads as often as I can. My goal is to stay authentic and true to Ghanaian traditions.

Shop members

  • Akua Washington

    Owner, Creator

    I'm the brains behind Waists by Wednesday: African Adornments! What started as a hobby has turned into a full-fledged operation. I'm an army of one (with God on my side). WbW is just a baby but I am thanking God in advance for the opening doors ahead

  • Michael Orleans


    Michael is an integral part of the process. Since all beads are imported from Ghana, Michael is my boots on the ground there to supply the shop with more beads when we are running low. He's also an awesome tour guide in Ghana! Convo me for tour info!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 14, 2018
Akwaaba! Welcome! Thank you for visiting Waists by Wednesday's Etsy shop.

Waists by Wednesday is dedicated to providing women of all shapes and sizes an opportunity to adorn themselves with waist beads that help women express their strength, beauty, and self-love.

We strive for 100% customer satisfaction and will do what we can to make YOU happy with both your purchase and our service.

Visit us at www.waistsbywednesday.com

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 30 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 45 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Orders can be canceled and fully refunded within 12 hours of purchase. To request an order cancellation, please send us a conversation within 12 hours. No cancellations will be accepted beyond this 12-hour window.

Due to hygiene concerns, there are no returns/exchanges on waist bead purchases that have been shipped.

30 Day Replacement Guarantee: Should your waist beads break along the strand within 30 days of purchase (not at the knot) WbW will gladly replace your piece with no questions asked. Replacements will be the exact or similar piece, depending on stock levels. To make a claim, please send an Etsy conversation to us within 30 days of purchase. Please attach photos to support your claim.

While we strive for 100% satisfaction from all our customers, Waists by Wednesday cannot be held responsible for strands that are not long enough to fit your waist. Customers are responsible for knowing their own waist size and making sure the size of the listing will fit them PRIOR to ordering. All items will list their approximate length. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT EVERY LISTING HAS A DIFFERENT STANDARD LENGTH.
Payment is due at the time of order. Orders will only be shipped to buyers with a successful payment processed. We accept all major credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and PayPal payments.
All orders will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail and the buyer will be provided a tracking number once the items have shipped. Standard shipping time is approximately 2-5 business days. If upgraded shipping is purchased, it will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail OR USPS Priority Mail Express.

International orders will be shipped via USPS International First Class Mail. Please allow up to 45 days for delivery of international orders. WbW assumes no responsibility for local duties and taxes on international shipments.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please allow up to 48 hours for a response to custom order requests and Etsy Conversations.

Please also allow 3-5 business days for processing and 2-5 additional days for shipping unless expedited shipping has been selected.

Custom orders may be subject to a 2-4 week processing time. Because the majority of our beads are imported from Ghana, there is a possibility that we may not have your desired color/type on hand in order to make certain custom orders right away. In this case, your custom request may be delayed.

More information

Last updated on Apr 23, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Q: Can you add a clasp to my waist beads?
A: Waists by Wednesday believes in the authenticity of our product. Traditional Ghanaian waist beads are threaded on cotton cord and DO NOT HAVE A CLASP ATTACHED. They are meant to be tied on for long term wear. This is a benefit to our customers because strands without a clasp are proven to be more durable and may last for years with proper care. Also, this allows customers to choose just about any strand we have in the shop and adjust it to fit their waist. You never have to worry about whether we have your size.