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Although they are called WAIST beads, they are most comfortable worn under the belly, about where bikini bottoms would sit on your hips! This way, they can be worn under your clothes or exposed against the skin.

Brothers: If you think waistbeads are for ladies only, think again. Although I have created waistbeads for a man – I’ll get to that in a minute – please consider that the waistbeads your woman wears is as much for your pleasure as it is for hers. In a sense…

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  It might just be the prettiest trend you’ll never see. Oh, you might get a peek now and then. Tica Bowden says she spies glimpses of color all the time lately, as a woman leans over a certain way and the glistening glow of her African waist beads makes…

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Waist Beads are an excellent tool for women to feel more feminine and beautiful. These beautiful gemstone waist beads are usually hand made and customized. The tradition of wearing beads is an age-old one. They have been worn for varying reasons by royalty for body adornment, deification and decoration.The wearing…

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By Takara Beathea-Gudell While hunting through a mountain of necklaces to pop color into my daily black attire, I started thinking of the commonalities and complexities that exist within ethnic ritual jewelry. The meaning of color combinations, bones, sinew, beads, glass, amber and hand-hammered metals. The creativity of the findings…

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The centerpiece of these beautiful aquamarine waistbeads is the heart-shaped African adinkra symbol, the Sankofa. In the Akan language of Ghana, Sanfoka translates to “go back and take,” and the word is often linked to the proverb, “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”…

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FROM: ngrguardiannews.com By Alloysius Nduka Duru THE use of beads especially waist beads in Nigeria is widespread across the various nationalities that make up the nation. There are similarities and peculiarities in their usage. However, the Yorubas developed the most varying and peculiar uses for waist beads. The Yorubas have developed…

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Here’s a little story about the power of adinkra symbols.About two years ago, a young woman came to visit me to purchase some waist beads. As she viewed the selection, she became excited when she saw a set of aventurine adinkra waist beads adorned with the gye nyame adinkra symbol.…

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BY CLEMENCE TASHAYA EENHANA, Namibia — Waistbeads date back to ancient Egypt, where painting of dancers wearing the beads appear on tombs walls, according to a former educationist, historian and now a pensioner here in Ohangwena region. The tradition has since spread through several continents and centuries to include women…

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Introducing Wrap and Soul Custom Waistbeads Center. Have you ever wished you could take the colors of THAT set of waistbeads and the gemstones of THOSE waistbeads and create your own special set? Yeah, you’re not alone. So many women are asking for their own unique Wrap and Soul waistbeads…

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Between festivals and online sales, at times I get so busy I run low on stock at the Wrap and Soul shop at Etsy.com. So I was thrilled to discover that instead of becoming disappointed, many of my customers turned to my Custom Waistbeads service, giving me the opportunity to co-design…

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Chakra-balancing waistbeads have always been a best seller here at Wrap and Soul. Along the length of the waistbeads, I string gemstone chips that correlate to each of the seven chakras, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit. The waistbeads help the woman wearing them to stay aligned and in the flow…

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