Mother-daughter crafting duo Chris and Kristen put a modern touch on an age old African tradition by creating hand-made-to-order, custom-fit adornments for one of the best parts of a woman's body: her hips. Royal Waistbeads' wearable art evokes feelings of luxury, sensuality, and empowerment.
The Beauty of Waist Beads
Waist Beads are just like necklaces or bracelets, except they're worn around the waist or just above the hips. In many ancient African cultures and to this day, they are a symbol of a woman's confidence in her body and her sexuality.
Waistbeads, also known as belly beads, have traditionally been worn by African women since the 15th century to serve many celebratory purposes. Read more about the alluring history of waist beads.
Handmade, Custom-fit Pieces
Royal Waistbeads' belly beads and other jewels are custom made per each order with:
- Colorful high-quality Czech and Japanese glass beads
- Symbolic gemstones (healing stones), such as jade, amethyst, carnelian, pearl, and more
- Silver-toned, gold-toned, and brass charms
- Durable nylon-coated wire, closed with sterling silver clasps used in most styles (silver-tone, gold-tone and genuine copper clasps are used when noted).
You can expect luxurious pieces handmade with love and lots of attention to detail.
Cultural Significance & Identity
Royal Waistbeads celebrates the historical meaning of waist beads while giving a greater audience the chance to learn about its origins, adopt this form of body adornment, and make it their own.
We think of our customers as queens; regal, beautiful, and unique. What are the qualities that you embrace -- the things that help you feel royal in your everyday lives? Are you drawn towards deep cultural roots, or are you a fashionista with a love for accessorizing? Are you committed to a fit life and maintaining your shape, or are you a free spirit who wishes to channel your energies? Perhaps it's a combination of these qualities that define you.
We make waistbeads for every type of woman, of all ages, shapes, and colors. We also take custom requests to help you express your unique story with your adornments.
It's all about your personal identity. Royal Waistbeads reminds you to feel ultra-feminine, and always confident in your own skin.