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Liked 301 times.Purchased 292 times.Job’s Tears Seeds (1 pkt. = 50 seeds) for beading or for growing!

Job Tears (coix) seeds are a natural bead. Tear-shaped & grey, Job Tears grow with a hole through the middle & a shiny coating. I grow these natural beads right here in my Wisconsin garden!

These natural beads are the seeds of a grain plant, much like a small, skinny corn, or a really robust rye. Job Tears most likely originated in India and were originally grown as a grain plant. These natural seeds have been used as a bead since at least 2,000 BC. Job tears have long been used in making rosaries and African shaker gourds.

Vital Statistics:

  • This listing is for one packet of 50 high-quality natural job tears (coix lacryma jobi) seeds, suitable for growing or for beading!
  • Seed size varies from about 6-8mm in diameter.
  • Seed color varies from light to dark variegated dove gray.
  • The price of these seeds includes shipping to the United States and Canada! International shipping is available.
  • Bulk seed pricing is $90 for half a pound or $175 for 1 lb plus an additional charge for shipping. Bulk quantities of seed are available seasonally, please drop me an email to find out if I’ve got enough on hand.

Job tears are surprisingly easy to grow. A grain plant, like a skinny corn or a robust rye grass, they grow 30-36″ high. Drought tolerant and requiring little in the way of nutrients, I’ve found that it’s best not to grow these natural beads in a very fertile vegetable garden space, and that they don’t need very much water or looking after. I grow my Job Tears in the little strip of ground between my driveway and the neighbor’s! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial I wrote for how to grow these natural beads.

I’ve purchased Job Tears seeds from a bead supplier and they were terrible! All white, cracking, and even the shape was substandard compared to firm, rounded Job Tears seeds I grow in my own garden. Like with so many things, there’s nothing like home grown, and once you hold your first handful of home-grown job tears seeds, you’ll never go back!

Job’s tears seeds are approximately 6-8mm in diameter.

How many job’s tears to make a necklace?

Well now, that depends :)  An clasp-free necklace made with all job’s tears that’s big enough to slip over the head would take about 80-90 seeds.  To make a rosary you would need up to 59 job’s tears.

Free shipping!

There is NO CHARGE FOR SHIPPING within the US. I ship everything via USPS First Class Mail (3-5 days).

All of my natural jewelry will arrive packaged in a recycled-content, cotton-lined jewelry box that’s attractively wrapped with tissue paper and tied with Raffia ribbon. (Perfect for gift-giving!) Soon after completing your purchase, you’ll receive a personal email confirming your order and to let you know when your package will ship. I usually ship packages once a day around lunch time. You’ll also receive an email from PayPal when your package has shipped.

Buy with confidence!

If you aren’t 100% satisfied with this piece of natural jewelry, it can be returned in it’s original condition within 10 days for a full refund (minus the cost for you to ship it back to me).

This piece of natural jewelry is also guaranteed against breakage for ANY reason whatsoever for one full year from the date of purchase! If you’re willing to pay to ship it back, then I’ll be more than happy to fix it right up for you and send it back or to give you in-store credit for the purchase price.

I’m sure none of that will be necessary, but it’s nice to know that I’ve got your back, huh?

Thanks for stopping by!

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