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. Use a tape measure and measure against your bare skin without sucking in your stomach. You shouldn’t hold the tape loose nor too snug. Think about where you want to wear the beads.
How do you know what size waist beads to get?
Typically, you should measure right below your belly button. If you have a belly, measure underneath it. Measure lower or higher, you should measure to accommodate that preference. If you will be wearing your waist beads to help you lose or gain weight, measure on your belly.
Should waist beads be tight?
Waist bead are traditionally worn low and loosely along the hips. If you want to track weight loss you would start your beads up higher on your waist, with the goal of them dropping down to your hips. You do not need to wear them tightly to gauge your progress.
What color waist beads should I get?
- Blue: healing, harmony, insight, truth.
- Brown: earth, stability.
- Green: prosperity, fertility, abundance, hope, healing.
- Purple: spirituality, wisdom, royalty.
- Red: vitality, passion, bravery, confidence.
- White: light, truth, purity.
- Yellow: wisdom, clarity, awareness, energy, joy.
What is the best size beads for waist beads?
Seed beads – you can use any size from 6/0, 8/0, or 11/0.
Does Waist Beads shape your body?
Measurements and Body Shaping
It is said that the beads shape your body and keep the waist small and hips accentuated. It was (and still is) used as a measurement tool. The beads do not stretch, so if/when the waist beads start to feel a little tight, it’s a sign that there was some weight gain, and vice versa.
What does it mean when your waist beads break?
When the waist beads climb up or breaks it means u have gained weight. When added precious stones, waist beads can take healing, spiritual and fertility qualities.
Does waist beads help lose weight?
Waist beads do help with weight loss and tracking your progress. The beads fall lower on your waist as you shed inches and pounds so you can visible see your weight loss. Waist beads roll higher on your waist when as you gain weight.
Can you shower with waist beads on?
It is perfectly fine to bathe, shower, swim, exercise, and have sex in traditional African waist beads strung on cotton string. Once tied on securely they become an intimate extension of you, and you do everything in them. Just be mindful not to yank on them while pulling your pants down to use the bathroom.
What is the average waist size for a woman?
The average waist size of a woman in the United States is 38.7 inches , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What color waist beads are for fertility?
For instance, if you are pregnant, green waist beads can be used to symbolize fertility. The shades of green will represent a new life and the whole aspect of being productive. Primarily, you can use them as a means of communicating how you feel. It’s more of adding meaning to what you wear.
What do black beads symbolize?
Black beads also symbolize death and evil. The black color is a very bold and heavy color. Black beads are also considered as Holy, elegant, powerful, and Heavy. These beads represent seriousness, expensiveness, and death.
What beads symbolize?
Beads, whether sewn on apparel or worn on strings, have symbolic meanings that are far removed from the simplistic empiricism of the Western anthropologist. They, or pendants, may for instance be protective, warding off evil spirits or spells, or they can be good luck charms.
What are the tiniest beads?
The most common aught sizes you will find at bead shops and online are 15/0 (the smallest), followed by 11/0, 10/0, 8/0, and 6/0. Size 6 is the largest seed bead and is often called an ‘E’ bead.
What size beads are on waist beads?
All waist beads are stretchy. The 31.5 inches belly beads can fit 31.5-35.5 inches waist. The 37.5 inches belly beads can fit 37.5-41.5 inches waist. The 43.5 inches belly beads can fit 43.3-47 inches waist.
What is the importance of waist beads?
They are worn as a celebration of womanhood, sexuality, femininity, fertility, healing, spirituality, body shaping, protection and wealth. Sexual Appeal: It is believed that a woman in waist beads is sexually appealing to men. Most African men love to see their women in beads.