This listing is for one strand of 38" of hand-made traditional African waist beads made from glass seed beads and 100% bonded extra-strong nylon thread. This traditional waist bead is meant to be tied on for long-term wear. No waist beads can be altered for length; they come as listed. They can be easily adjusted to your waist size by removing excess beads and trimming the thread down to your desired size.
Use a jump ring, lobster clasp, or any other appropriate jewelry finding to add charms to your waist bead. I have charms available separately for sale on the website; just do a keyword search for "charms."
About Waist Beads: Typically, you would wear the beads along your panty line so as to accommodate minor weight fluctuations, but you can also wear them along your natural waist. All my waist beads are one-of-a-kind designs. No two are the same. It is advisable that you order a size a few inches larger than your waist size or the size of the specific area of your body that you want the waist beads to sit at. The waist beads will typically wrap around the waist only once. Read more about waist beads HERE.