PLEASE allow 5-10 days for production and shipping. All orders are hand made. How to order? Material: Decide if you want stretchy or tie on. Most beginners start with stretchy. They can be removed if needed and don’t break as easy as the tie on if you aren’t use to wearing them. Tie on are more permanent. Only way to remove is to cut them. Sizing: Next pick your size. View the image above in product gallery to determine where you want your beads to sit. You can either select a size from the drop down options or you can measure yourself and put measurement in the comment box. Color selection: You can make a request or tell me something about you and I will create something beautiful just for you. Pricing: Custom beads start at $15 and may include 1 charm or more. You can request a charm, if I don’t have it I will contact you and let you know your other options. For more detailed orders please email them to email@example.com. Available for delivery or pickup. History: What are Waistbeads? Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consist of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. ... In Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and other West African countries, waist beads are a symbol of femininity, fertility, sensuality, and spiritual well-being. As far a waist training, waist beads are being used more and more in North America as a way to control weight gain and shrink your waist. Naturally, as the beads get tighter, you know you’re gaining a few pounds. So you can nip that weight gain in the bud before you’re struggling to button your jeans.