They’re also referred to as belly beads, waistline beads, or beaded waist chains. In Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and other West African countries, waist beads are a symbol of femininity, fertility, sensuality, and spiritual well-being.
Simply so, how do you wear a body chain?
Chains like this can also be styled to wear under your clothes and might be shaped in a bra style that pops out beneath a wide-necked shirt or a blazer jacket. Body chains can even be made to drape over your thigh or hang down along your arm to your wrist.
Considering this, what are flat necklaces called?
Does Waist Beads shape your body?
Measurements and Body Shaping
It is said that the beads shape your body and keep the waist small and hips accentuated. It was (and still is) used as a measurement tool. The beads do not stretch, so if/when the waist beads start to feel a little tight, it’s a sign that there was some weight gain, and vice versa.
Use of belly chain
Such restraints are often used in the United States in courtrooms, or for transporting prisoners, or in other public situations as a safeguard against escape. They are used above all when detainees are to be restrained over a longer period of time, for example during transport or at court hearings.
Wrap the belly chain around the prisoner’s waist. The belly chain should be secured at the waist so the handcuffs are positioned at the navel. The length of the waist chain can be modified to fit the prisoner, and an additional lock can be added at the waist.
The body chain is an eccentric form of jewellery, whose origin can be traced to Indian classical and belly dancers, who wore chains of different designs around their belly. Such chains cling onto the body from the neck and go beyond the back and waist.
The strongest styles of chains are made up of interlocking links that do not have a bending point, and won’t break in twisting or folding. Cable, curb, mariner, Figaro, and rope are just some of the strongest chain styles, especially if they are thick.
Cable chains, box chains, curb chains, figaro chains, and wheat chains are all great chain styles to consider for pendants. Again, adjust the width accordingly if you decide to wear these chains with a heavier pendant for extra durability.
Mariner chain necklaces are one of the strongest of the different types of chains. It’s as strong as the curb and cable chain.