This listing is for a single INDIGO GLOW strand of African waist beads. This strand pairs crystal clear glass beads with "glow" cylinder beads.
BEAD SIZE: 9 beads per 1 inch
Strands can be easily adjusted down to your smaller waist size by removing excess beads and trimming them down to your desired size. We STRONGLY suggest measuring along your waist with a tape measure to ensure these standard lengths will fit you.
**Items in the Glow Collection will not be altered for length. These strands come as listed.**
Typically you would wear the beads along your panty line to accommodate slight weight fluctuations, but others may wish to wear them along their natural waist. Instructions for wearing and protecting your beads will come with your order.
The history of waist beads dates back to antiquity. Many believe that the history begins in ancient Egypt where they were called “girdles” and were worn by women as a status symbol. In West Africa, the tradition was made popular by the Yoruban tribe of Nigeria. They are worn as a celebration of womanhood, sexuality, femininity, fertility, healing, spirituality, body shaping, protection and wealth.
Don’t be fooled by photos of only slender women wearing waist beads. Women of all shapes and sizes can confidently adorn themselves with waist beads as well. Because traditionally beads are worn along your panty or bikini line and not your actual waist (which is typically across the belly button), it allows for all women to comfortably wear waist beads no matter their size. Wearing them is really a personal reflection and appreciation for your God-given beauty.