WAISTBEADS are a sacred tradition among various African cultures. they are worn for many reasons, with girls often receiving their first strand as an initiation into womanhood.with beading as a sacred art across Indigenous cultures, the Sisera collection symbolizes Zia & Jamaica's diverse history.


RED for our #MMIWG2S in sets of 13 to honour the divine feminine


BLACK for grounding & protection in sets of 7 for the healing of the ocean


MERMAID TEARS for the clarity of river water


BLUE for the iridescence of the Jamaican doctor bird (hummingbird), our national bird & Zia's animal spirit guide


SILVER & BRONZE for balance of divine feminine & masculine energies


HUMMINGBIRD represents independence, beauty, and a reminder to take the time to enjoy life


wood-burnt beads are designed by hand




to add a clasp to your waistbeads, please select the option in the menu.


*** please leave the desired size in inches in the note ***


SISERA • waistbeads

  • if there is an issue with your item(s), please notify me as soon as you've received your order with a description & photo of the issue/damage.  


    all pieces are carefully packaged to ensure their safety during transit.  I am not responsible for the actions of the employees of the post office/delivery companies & will only compensate if the damage or defect incurred is something I missed or due to negligence on my part.  

    an order may only be cancelled before it has been shipped.  please allow 1-3 business days between purchase & shipping, and 3-6 weeks for standard delivery.  expedited shipping is available at 5-10 business days.  


    please note some countries may take longer to receive packages coming from Jamaica, and once the item leaves it is beyond my control when it arrives.  I apologize in advance for any unforeseen delays & thank you for your patience.  some countries such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom do not accept or recognize standard tracking numbers from Jamaica.  I apologize for this inconvenience.        


    due to the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I am unable to accept returns for:

    • custom or personalized orders
    • perishable products
    • digital downloads
    • intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)


    buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.