A tradition and way of life originating from the Motherland, Waist Beads are a way of life. They represent intention, commitment, mindfulness, self acceptance, self love, beauty, they are a way that we connect with ourselves, and with our mate.
The Waist Beads that we have curated are one of a kind, they are created with care, and are intended for those on their journey for healing, self discovery, self acceptance, and self love. We also use Waist Beads to track fluctuations in our weight, they rise when there's an increase in weight and they become lower when there's a decrease in weight. They embrace us, they hug us, they remind us.
Purchasing Custom Waist Beads to size:
- Measuring the natural waist: Standing up and relaxed, not holding your stomach in, using a soft tape measure, measure the waist (above the belly button) - record that measurement.
- Measuring the hips: If you'd like for your beads to rest at a lower area, standing up and relaxed, not holding your stomach in, using a soft tape measure, measure the right above the widest part of your midsection - this is usually where the hips rest - record that measurement.
The desired measurement should be included when you add the Waist Beads of choice to the shopping cart.
Off the Wrack Waist Beads:
You can also purchase already created Waist Beads - they measure 50 inches long.
Prices vary by the Waist Beads themselves based on the beads, design complexity, and/or natural stones or charms used to create them.
Tying Your Waist Beads:
Waist Beads are a commitment, they become a part of you, the traditional method is to tie the Waist Beads on, in order to remove them, they will need to be cut off.
Your Waist beads will arrive with a larger bead at the end of each end, you'll hold these gently while placing the beads around your waist to the desired position. Once you have them where you'd like to see them rest, pull the two larger beads and proceed with either or both tying methods below.
Tying Methods - there are two methods that I use to tie on Waist Beads, use the knotting method that suits you. I will describe each below.
- Method 1) Surgeon's knot: See the image here for tying a surgeon's knot -
- Method 2) Double Tie Method: this one I've learned from an inspiring creative spirit, - take both tails and knot together, do this again, now take one tail from each tail and tie those together into a knot, now alternate the tails and tie those into a knot, now make 2 tails each and knot them together as you've done the first knot, do it once more, and cut the remainder of the tail off.