Waist beads are used in Africa. These waist beads are actually treated as their traditional jewelry or accessory. Different colors and shapes of glass beads on a wire are worn around the waist or hip. Many kinds and shapes of beads (crystal, charms, beautiful stones) are available in the market
Since women and men in Africa wear many kinds of beads around their waist, hip, neck, and arms, these beads are produced in different shapes with charms, including glass stones and gemstones. These beads have many colors such as black, yellow, green, purple, and orange. Each color has its own meanings and effect on the people. These African waist beads are treated as their traditional accessory and jewelry. These beads are drilled into the wire.
People in Africa and Ghana seems to be more like jewelry friends due to the waist beads culture that they have been following since the beginning. This may be due to the reasons including (1) they love to wear the belly beads chain as is a part of their culture and, (2) it makes them incomplete when not having it worn around the waist.