Lupine Gemstone Belly Beads // Amethyst, Garnet, Ocean glass Waist Beads // Celebrate your Sensual Womb Power

$55.00



Celebrate your sexy feminine healing energy with this ancient earthen amplifier, the belly band. Our L U P I N E collection was inspired by the lovely array of colors of the native Lupinus Albifrons splash along the California coastline, in open meadows, prairies, hillsides and forest clearings. Not only are belly bands beautiful, they are an ancient feminine tradition (more about that below). Wear them anywhere from waist to hips to womb to neckline.

Each band is crafted using flexible beading wire that is 7 wires strong and water resistant. Meaning you can wear your belly bands to the beach and in rivers! 💦 The wire is hypoallergenic and has no nickel content. Each band is finished with a plated sterling adjustable chain. Handmade in Occidental, California by Lily, pictured here.

STYLES:
Lupine ~ crafted with beads made of sea glass in a range of lupine-like hues and golden plated puka shell charms. 29-31" inches adjustable
Amethyst ~ 31.5-34.5" inches adjustable
Chinese Garnet ~ 31.5-35" inches adjustable
Tiger's Eye ~ not pictured, has a somewhat similar pattern as the amethyst bands pictured here. 31-35" inches adjustable


The best way to put these on your body, is to sit down with a relaxed belly and then fasten along the waist. This allows your belly band the space to move with your body comfortably throughout the day. These belly bands are made with durable materials, however, the chain is still delicate and it's best to avoid wearing them too tightly or in a restricting way.

*Please refrain from wearing these in hot springs as the minerals could affect the color of certain stones or potentially patina (term for oxidation of metal) any charms or spacer beads used. You can totally wear them while playing in the ocean, rivers, beaches and even poolside!


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BELLY BEAD LINEAGE:

Belly Bands are more than just pretty decorations. The hues and the reasons for wearing them bear a multitude of meanings and a whisper of mystery and folklore.

Historians believe the African tradition of waist beads may have originated among the Yoruba tribes, now mainly in Nigeria.

But the practice is seen in West Africa, notably Ghana, where they are worn as a celebration of womanhood, as ornaments, for body shaping, as well as for symbolic adornment, which serves as a sign of wealth, femininity, sensuality, fertility, protection, aristocracy, as well as spiritual well-being. As part of Ghanaian tradition, a successful suitor would commission a set of beads including bracelets, anklets, necklaces, cuffs and waist beads for the bride. This was part of her dowry and the foundation of her PERSONAL WEALTH. During Ghanaian naming ceremonies, babies are typically adorned with waist beads, while young adults also wear beads around their waists and on their hips during puberty rites as a portrayal of femininity. These beads are believed to possess the power to attract as well as evoke deep emotional responses.

Waist beads are also found in other cultures, and while African and Islamic women typically keep them under wraps, some display the beads over their clothes or on bare midriffs, such as belly dancers in Eastern cultures.

Some see them as conveyors of positive energy and healing. Some wear them strictly for fashion. And still others choose them for the practical use of weight control — when your beads are getting a little tight, it’s time to back off that blueberry muffin!

Think of them as colorful strands of divine femininity — vibrant glass or clay beads, gemstones, pieces of horn, bone, shells and sometimes gold or silver fittings, strung together by hand to embrace an individual's midsection.

*Anyone can embrace these! Yes the history reflects woman identifying bodies but that will not limit us here. LGBTQ+....anyone with a belly can have fun with these.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 6 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 21 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

Wash Cold, Hang Dry, Dance!

Returns & Exchanges

Are welcome within 30 days. Items must be in original condition.

For exchanges, please place a new order. We will process your return as a refund. To receive a discounted return label, write to us with your order# and the styles you are returning. International orders must make a return using their own method. We are unable to assist with international returns.

For all returns, the true cost of the USPS label will be deducted from your refund. We do not charge a re-stocking fee.

We are a very small business and enjoy serving you. Our return policy is designed to reduce fossil fuels by incentivizing buyers to check their measurements before ordering. Thank you so much!

Cotton Flower
Po box 744, Occidental, CA 95465

Custom and personalized orders

We do not make custom orders. All of our clothing is pre-made in identical batches and shipped within 3 business days.

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At this time, our wholesale is only open to natural dye artists and Sagemoon.com

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