We will make your beads at any length you wish.  
Measure around your waist or hips exactly where you wish for your waistbeads to lay.  Be sure to measure on bare skin, not over clothing, for a true measurement.  For curve sizes, we believe the most flattering position is at the smallest curve of your torso, usually above your belly button.  When measuring yourself, the tape measure should be snug, but not too tight.  Order multiple strands in 1/2" increments and wear them stacked for a great layered look.  If you are not sure of your waist size, take a look at the U.S. standard sizing chart below.  Feel free to email us if you need help with your size, we are happy to help.