FAQs

What are Treasure Beads?

Treasure Beads are beautifully handmade waist beads that will change the way you view your body. They are strands of bead you wear around your waist as jewelry that are an essential tool for wholistic wellness and self love. The practice of wearing waist beads began in traditional African culture and the purposes for wearing them has evolved over time. In Guinean culture, they were used to honor milestones in girls/women's lives. They were also a non-scale way to manage weight. Today, their uses have grown to include mindfulness practices like meditation, affirmations, yoga, and promoting body positivity.

Permanent? Removable? What's the difference?

Treasure Beads offer styles made on removable (semi-stretch) cords and  permanent cords. All strands should be worn on the body as often as possible to help you stay mindful of your goals and intentions. However, should you need to remove them for any reason (medical procedure, special occasion, etc.), you're able to do so by either pulling them over the head ( like a shirt) or pulling down over the hips and stepping out of them. Please note: clasp is not recommended if using Treasure Beads for fitness as it makes it hard to retie them as you get closer to your fitness goals. Hand tied beads are recommended for this use.

Permanent strands ar a great way to commit to your goals and intentions. These strands are tied and cannot be removed until the strand is cut or the strand pops which generally signals that it is time to commit to a new goal or intention. 

Should I remove them while bathing?

Treasure Beads do not need to be removed while bathing, sleeping, swimming, or exercising. Please note that some of the coated beads may fade if over exposed to water, perfumes, lotions and harsh soaps. Your Treasure Beads become un-noticeable over time. You'll find yourself washing them as you would your body!

Do I need my waist measurement to place an order?

Yes! Your waist measurement is required to place an order! Providing your waist measurement allows us to ensure that there are enough beads on your strand to fit around your waist with no gaps. Please take extra care when taking this measurement as no refunds will be issued for incorrect measurements. It is HIGHLY recommended that you know and obtain your waist measurement! This information is not only valuable when ordering Treasure Beads, but tracking fitness and wellness goals as well! 

How should I measure myself?

Using  a string or measuring tape, hold one end at the navel and gently wrap the tape/string around your waist, ensuring that it is taut (not too loose, not too tight). It should touch your body where you would like the waist beads to rest. Measure the string and record the measurement. When stacking your strands, don't forget to measure the part of the body where you would like your strand to rest. Measuring the same area where your other beads are may cause them to rest in a cluster.

*Each permanent strand comes with approximately 2 inches of extra beads in case the measurement is slightly off. 

How do I tie my Treasure Beads?

Tying your strand is simple! It is recommended that you take a second to scan the QR code on your thank you card, or check out the tutorials tab in our menu to ensure you are doing it correctly!

Treasure Bead does offer tying services! Please check out our "Book an Experience" tab to schedule an appointment to have your strands tied.

What forms of payment are accepted? 

Credit/Debit, Paypal and CashApp are currently the forms of payment at this time! If using CashApp to pay, please send payment within one hour of placing your order or your order will be cancelled.

Can I customize my Treasure Beads?

No. AAt this time, Treasure Beads currently does not offer customizable strands. Please be on the look out for these and other new options in the near future!