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Kaiem Tie-On Waist Beads: Black & White Collection


It's black and white - simple and classic. Adorn your waist with these waist beads or track inches lost in a beautiful, traditional, African way.  

African waist beads were traditionally worn around a woman's waist to watch her waistline/inches and to draw attention to her femininity. These beads are self-tie, there is no clasp.

Whether you decide to wear waist beads to connect to African heritage or highlight your waist, the Kaiem authentic glass waist beads will surely have you feeling yourself! Celebrate the beauty of your body. Let these beads adorn your curves, add a little something to your bathing suit or your cropped fit, or keep them for your eyes only.  

Mix & match the single-strand waist beads (and save $$$) to create your own unique look - Create your bundle here. Buy all 4 strands in this collection and save $4 here!


These gorgeous glass waist beads are one-size-fits many (44-47 inches beaded) and can be easily self-tied around your waist. They were proudly handmade - strung onto cotton thread - in Ghana and are available in many color ways.


Pearly White (Shiny White)

Pearly Black (Shiny Black)

Ivory White (Opaque White)

Onyx Black (Smooth Black)


Our Kaiem waist beads are hand strung together by skilled artisans in Ghana. While we strive for consistency, you may notice slight variations in shade, shape, and size. That just means, however, that your beads are uniquely yours!


During our temporary closing sale, all items will be shipped within 3-5 days.  All sales are final. Check out our Shipping Policy and Return Policy .

Kaiem Tie-On Waist Beads: Black & White Collection