Q: What are waistbeads?
A: Waistbeads are an ancient traditional body jewelry and a practice of adornment. Similar to necklaces or bracelets, except they’re worn around the waist or just above the hips.
Commonly referred to as belly beads or waistbands. Waistbeads are worn by females of all ages from children to grandmothers and all sizes. Worn regularly they become an extension of yourself, a secret, seen only by you and your lover. In some cultures, they are a symbol of a woman’s confidence in her body and her sexuality. They are given as gifts for initiations, rites of passage, to women about to marry, to pregnant women for protection and health. This ancient adornment practice is a great way to celebrate your femininity, milestones, and enhance personal transformation, and affirm creativity and sexuality.
Q: What are BodyShift waistbeads?
A: The art of adorning BodyShift waist-beads is a purposeful intention toward spiritual growth and an excellent tool for women to feel more powerful...confidence in their body... embrace their femininity, sexuality and beauty.
Body Shift waistbeads subtly keeps you mindful of your conscious state of being, emotions, womanhood, healing phase, spiritual journey, and body awareness... Giving you protection, strength and courage where needed. The reason for wearing any strand is specific to the person wearing it.
Body Shift waistbeads are handmade and customized using genuine gemstones and crystals that resonate with the wearer. No two are made exactly alike just similar in style. With addition of gemstones and crystals, waist beads take on healing or vibrational qualities. Depending on specific needs to enhance (i.e. strength, inner peace, balancing), various semi-precious stones can be included in the design of your waist beads. I enjoy making waist beads in all different colors, styles, sizes; there's something special for every woman.
Q: What is the benefits of wearing waistbeads?
A: Accentuate your Divine feminine Energy...define who you are for yourself...Naturally increase your sensitivity to subtle energies...Promotes Love and deepens your connection to the Goddess Within... Promote a natural flow of your Goddess Energy
All we know is that wearing waist beads bring out a different side of you... that inner goddess. BodyShift waistbeads are handcrafted uniquely for the wearer. No two waist-beads are ever the same. Embedded with specific energy to support its wearer.
Waistbeads look great and should be worn everywhere... a pool setting, at the beach, they also feel intimate and sexy when worn only in private underneath your clothes or for your significant other.
Q: How do I measure myself for waistbeads?
A: Depending on how you want to wear your waistbeads, you can measure yourself above your navel, just at your navel, or right above your hips.
Place the measuring tape against your bare skin WITHOUT sucking in your stomach; at exact area you prefer to wear the waist-beads.
TIP: Allow for wiggle space aka breathing room when measuring.
Double-check your measurement. Repeat the measurement once more to ensure the accuracy of your original measurement.
Choose your size accordingly. Custom waist beads are made using a barrel clasp for easy application and removal.
Q: What materials do you use in your waistbeads?
A: My waistbeads/ belly beads and other jewels are made with genuine crystals and gemstones, 24kt Gold plated beads, Chinese glass beads, Swarovski Crystals, colorful glass beads, durable chain, and high quality wire for lasting luxurious adornments. Using barrel clasps.
I mainly use Czech glass seed beads, ToHo beds, Japanese Miyuki beads, and various other high quality beads. All of the beads I use are glass, ceramic, genuine stone, and semi-precious stone beads and pewter charms. Mindful of sensitivities, I limited the amount of metals in my waist-beads. I’m always learning new techniques, working on new pieces and materials to improve my quality of craft.
Q: Are your waistbeads permanent or removable?
A: Removable. With the crystals incorporated I wanted the option to put them on and take them off whenever you like without damaging them. Some days you may find yourself drawn to the energy of another crystal, simply switch your waist-beads as you do your outfits.
But! I do have Permanent waistbeads available with beads only
Q: Where can I order my custom waistbeads!?
A: In the products section, choose Custom Set. Se sure to fill the details in the message section at check out