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Rising Stars: Meet Shani Minner-Griffin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shani Minner-Griffin.

Hi Shani, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I’m Shani, Owner of Thabeadedlyfeboutique. I make Tie On Waistbeads for Body Positivity and Weight management/accountability. I taught Zumba and Cardio Dance and wanted to provide my class with positive ways to track their fitness goals. My Motto is “Ditch the Scale & Trust Your Waistbeads”

Flash forward 2 years later to today, and I love all of the weight loss pictures and the testimonials, and I’m so humbled and honored to be a part of their self-love journey.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The journey hasn’t always been easy as I’m learning and growing in my craft. I have moments of self-doubt when introducing new creations, meeting new people, and navigating the business side. But I’m also learning to trust my instincts, my passion for my products, and the journey God gave me.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Waistbeads for Body Positivity is my first love. It’s where I started my brand. But I love creating and expanding what I call Wearable Art. I also make and sell earrings, rings, goddess wristlets, eyewear, and men’s and women’s bracelets. I’m most proud of the unforeseen growth of my brand. My waist beads are currently housed and sold out of 2 STL locations. Also, as of today, I shipped to all 50 states and internationally. I’m set apart from others because my brand is unique to my experiences and creative thoughts, and all my products are hand-made with love.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
My favorite childhood memories are of the conversations I had with my dad. He was always encouraging and taught me to have high standards. I hope I’m continuing to make him proud.


  • Waistbeads are $15 and up
  • Bracelets are $25
  • Rings are $15 and up
  • Earrings are $15 and up

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