Plants & Praise – Job’s Tears

“I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25 (NIV)

This nondescript plant, resembling miniature corn, yields an interesting grain that makes perfect beads. Job’s Tears are a novelty item in my garden this year. I have grown it in 2.5 gallon containers in a spot that gets afternoon sun. The plant has grown well for me and I am now harvesting the colorful seeds.

Although the seeds, purchased through Baker’s Creek Heirloom Seeds, were mostly tan in color when I opened the packet, they have produced seeds/beads of many colors. I’ve harvested them when they easily pop off the plant.

Dave’s Garden has a great article on the plant and how to use the seeds to make a rosary or necklace. I’m hoping to save enough seeds for projects and also plenty to plant next year.

5 thoughts on “Plants & Praise – Job’s Tears

  1. To make a long story shorter I have a piece of jewelry made from some kind of seed.Looks like flax but larger.A whole box of jewelry was left in this house when we bought it. interesting .Will look into your plant.

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  2. Timelesslady

    I love natural jewelry. I’ve collected small pieces of shell and created some necklaces and pendants. Flax would make an interesting necklace. What a treasure…a box of jewelry…I would have loved looking through it.

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