About Us

Our Story

DesignsbyShakeya was founded in 2020 by Shakeya. It all started with a trip to her homeland of Grenada. After purchasing some waistbeads from a vendor in the local market she knew she had to take a centuries old tradition into the 21st century.

 Subsequently after surviving COVID-19 it gave her the push to fulfill her dreams. As Shakeya embarked on her spiritual journey, the business and jewelry aligned with it. All the jewelry made has a story behind it. The journey was a grueling one, many tears, challenges and a lot of shadow work. But she made it through stronger and well equipped.

After taking her brand new business to her first expo in August 2020 it was a major success. She took a leap of faith in October 2020 and opened her very own store located in the historic neighborhood of Brooklyn, DUMBO.

Our Vision

At DesignsbyShakeya all waist beads are ready to wear. It’s so easy, just search your size (exact inches) and wait for your pink package in the mail. All of our waitbeads are made with barrel or lobster clasps so you can have the option to take them off whenever you feel like. When handled with care they can last a very long time. Currently having expanded to body chains, anklets, bracelets, rings and earrings we can only imagine what is next. 

Our vision is to bring a centuries old tradition into the 21st century by adding gemstones and Swarovski crystals. We want everyone that wear our jewelry to feel like they are beautiful no matter the size shape or color. Allowing all women to radiate their inner  feminine energy with our healing gemstone waistbeads.

Incorporating gemstones to bring healing to all our customers life, while making waist beads a staple piece added to any outfit. All of her modern yet eclectic designs are handmade with love. Simply with the intentions of bringing joy into the life of those who choose to shop at DesignsbyShakeya.