Step-By-Step Tying

Tying Your Waistbeads

Tying supplies: waist beads, scissors, small bowl (for excess beads) and mirror (to help place strand).

1. Hold your waist bead by the slipknot - DO NOT RELEASE THE SLIPKNOT. You’ll notice a WHITE anchor bead at each end. Again DO NOT pull on or cut those yet.

2. Place strand around your waist in desired position, don’t suck your stomach in. With both ends in front of you, cross string to form the first knot and hold in place, pull both anchor beads to release the slipknot and unwanted beads.

3. Push beads that will be around waist, back away from the anchor and excess beads so there are no gaps between beads. 

4. Readjust your strand as needed. By removing or adding beads up the strand to get your desired fit. Make sure they are not too tight.

5. Once positioned, pull both ends as tight as you can to remove gaps.  Your beads should be “secure” for you to let go and finish the tying process. DO NOT PULL ON THEM as that will allow the knot to slide.

6. Cut end of string right above anchor beads to allow extra beads to fall into dish. Take 2 of the 4 strands from opposite sides and tie 1 knot tightly. Switch and repeat with other 2 strands. Grab strands 2 by 2 in each hand and tie 2-3 more single knots tightly. Cut string about 1/4” from knot. Burn the loose string where cut if desired.

7. Turn strand so the knot is in the back.


For the most comfortable fit, leave enough room for your hand to pass through the waist beads without it feeling tight. This will leave enough room for eating, sitting, moving, sleeping and bloating!