These Traditional Waist Beads are made with Silicon wire. It has a hook-and-eye latch for ease of application. Some people wear these beads as tradition, others to boost self esteem and to be able to track their weight loss journey. They are 44 inches (112 cm) in length,These beads are best used for weight control, body shaping, weight loss, or weight maintenance. Any one can use this beads, from a new born baby girl to an adult woman, and they can keep this on for over 10 years since they are original and authentic.