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200 Job's Tears Beads, Home Grown in Indiana- Natural Bead, Earthy Organic Eco-friendly

 $7.17 USD

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200 home grown Job's Tears. New crop this year! We had a tough time getting the tears going this year. First crop froze out. Second crop hit a dry spell at the wrong time and died. Finally got the third crop out and had success. These beads are ready to string into your jewelry or rosaries. 7mm to 10mm beads have a beautiful polished sheen. Subtle shades of dark and light gray with unusual markings. Job's Tears is a tall, roadside, wild grass that produces tear shaped seeds. The seed is named after Job, of the Old Testament, who endured great suffering. Rosaries made from the seeds are often dedicated to the memory of lost loved ones. The seeds are also known as "Mary's Tears" in honor of Mary the Mother of God. Job's Tears have very special meaning to the Cherokee people and my family. My Great-Grandfather was of the Cherokee tribe. During the winter of 1838-9, the Cherokee people were rounded up by the U.S. government and driven along the Trail of Tears to an unknown land far away. Along the trail the people wept tears of grief. According to legend, wherever a tear fell a plant sprang up. The plant, of course, was the corn bead plant. The beads, which are gray, the color of grief, are still made into jewelry today in memory of the ordeal of the Trail Where They Cried.

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 $7.17 USD

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