Sales only within Namibia. No international sales and no refunds.
Our shop operates from Windhoek, Namibia and Postage within Namibia is not available, due to unreliability of the postal service. Parcels can be sent via lifts, if available.
Belly (waist) beads: basic (with more advanced options)
The materials we use for our belly beads are delicate and very feminine. Each bead string is adjustable, for different waist sizes and use under or over clothes. Belly beads can be worn with a bathing suit, over a long plain dress, over a skirt, on a bare, exposed midriff, for belly dancing and with sensual lingery and burlesque outfits. Some bead strings are designed to have detachable "scallops" of bronze chain and glass beads, hanging over the sensual curves of the hips and buttocks, for lovely accentuation of those luscious areas.Custom made strings: Prices range from R500 to R700, depending on the choice of material, the number of hours in designing and assembling the beads. Please email email@example.com with the following:
1) Your measurements: the smallest circumference around your waist (the highest up on your waist where you would like your beads to hang), measured over your skin.
2) Your predominent colour of your beads: Neutral (whites, bronze, browns); Blue; Pink; Green; Red; Purple; Orange; Colourfull
3) Your choice of the above materials: bronze sacred symbol trinkets, bronze bells, bronze chain, tassels, shimmering glass beads, crystals and semi-precious beads, shells and Job's tears seeds, as well as talismans like feathers from birds of prey.
4) Please also spesify weather you would like to have scallops over the hips and buttocks (see pictures).Pease also select the choice of materials to include in your string, in the price options:
Basic string: sacred symbol trinkets, bells, tassels, shimmering glass beads, glass pearl beads semi-precious beads, cowry shells and Job's tears seeds.
Intermediate: the same as basic, plus a matching center piece pendant: sacred symbol trinkets, bells, tassels, shimmering glass beads, glass pearl beads semi-precious beads, cowry shells and Job's tears seeds.
Advanced: the same as basic, plus a matching center piece pendant and talismans such as feathers from birds of prey, fossil pendants, crystal pendants and leather: sacred symbol trinkets, bells, tassels, shimmering glass beads, glass pearl beads semi-precious beads, cowry shells and Job's tears seeds.
Intermediate with bronze scallops: the same as basic plus with a matching center piece pendant and bronze chain scallops: sacred symbol trinkets, bells, tassels, shimmering glass beads, glass pearl beads semi-precious beads, cowry shells and Job's tears seeds.
Intermediate with bronze chain and glass bead/pearl scallops: the same as basic plus with a matching center piece pendant and bronze chain scallops, as well as glass bead/pearl scallops: sacred symbol trinkets, bells, tassels, shimmering glass beads, glass pearl beads semi-precious beads, cowry shells and Job's tears seeds.
Ceremonial string: The same as basic plus a matching center piece pendant, talismans such as feathers from birds of prey, fossil pendants, crystal pendants and leather, plus bronze chain scallops, as well as glass bead/pearl scallops:sacred symbol trinkets, bells, tassels, shimmering glass beads, glass pearl beads semi-precious beads, cowry shells and Job's tears seeds.
Some background on belly beads:Traditionally: The sacred women’s practice of wearing belly beads date back as far as ancient Egypt, where paintings of dancers wearing the beads appear on tomb walls, with belly beads signifying status. In other parts of Africa, historians posit that the tradition of waist beads has been around at least since the 15th century and may have originated among the Yoruba tribes, now practiced mainly in Nigeria and in West Africa, notably Ghana. In these and other indigenous cultures, coming-of-age girls would receive their first set of belly beads from their mothers, upon the arrival of their first bleed, marking a beautiful rite of passage into womanhood. Other uses of these beads, which are typically worn at all times (even while bathing or sleeping), include gifting to young women about to marry or birth a baby, or wearing the beads while pregnant, or, specifically in the Zambezi region of Namibia, as well as in Malawi, Zambia and other parts of Angola and Zimbabwe, the beads are used to entice husbands. Senegalese and Yoruban women, in particular, heightened their allure with the gentle clicking of sweetly perfumed tiny bead strands worn around the waist underneath their clothing. Belly beads also serve as symbols of sensuality, fertility, initiation femininity, maturity, protection and sensuality. Waist beads are also found in other cultures, and while African and Islamic women typically keep them under wraps and private, only for chosen partners to see, some display the beads over their clothes or on bare midriffs, such as belly dancers in Eastern cultures.
Purpose and uses: Adorning your waist and hips with beads help you to drop in and check in with your womb, staying "womb conscious" throughout the day, as the beads making contact with your skin always brings your awareness down to your womb space in a very subtle but profound way. When using seeds, shells, crystals or semi-precious beads, it brings an additional dimension to womb consciousness by way of the properties that the specific stone or seed has. Waist beads can also be used to symbolize the start of a new journey or a promise that you make to yourself. Women who wear waist beads for ceremonial purposes will choose a strand that resonates with the event and imbue it with their specific intentions. However a woman chooses to wear her beads, they help to connect with, and enhance her sensuality or sexuality as they possess intimate appeal and can provoke desire. Women can lure their lovers with the rattle of beads or bells, or use them as a means to communicate their fertility at certain times of the month.
Online or In-person One:One Session Packages
Purchases which require making direct contact via email:
Upon purchasing Package One and Two below, please email your Payfast Proof of Payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then liaise with you, with regard to scheduling sessions, and discuss how to process either with sessions taking place in person or over Skype, as well as send the relavant course material.
Package 1 (Mooncycle wisdom) course material:
The 33-page womb care manual will be emailed to you, prior to sessions commencement.
Package 2 (Life as Mythical Stage Show) course material:
Session-specific background material, theory and practice descriptions will be emailed to you prior to each session (27 pages in total).
The Goddess archetype questionnaire, as well as the 29-page Greek Goddess archetype profile manual will be send prior to the fifth session.
After Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, guidance of each respective practice, in the form of an audio file, will be send as well.
Postage (available only in South Africa).
Product sales only within South Africa. International sales only available for Package 1 & 2..
Prices above exclude postage and delivery fees. No shipping or postage is available for products ordered from outside of South Africa. For purchases in South Africa: if you are not based in Cape Town and collecting in person, postage to other towns in the country is available via Postnet (Postnet to Postnet), for an additional R100 and only available for a minimum order of R700. You can purchase a Postnet voucher here: Postage Voucher. Please send Payfast POP and provide your name, cell phone number and the address of your nearest Postnet office via email: email@example.com.