Baha'i prayer beads, 19 and 5 prayer beads, hand-wired, stainless steel, Job's Tears, gray Malay Jade, beaded dragonfly, gray Agate gemstone

$48.00

This set of 19 and 5 style Baha'i prayer beads are wired on Stainless steel eye pins and features Job's Tears seed beads, Malay jade, gray agate gemstone point, and a handmade beaded glass pearl dragonfly.

This set of beads is wired on Stainless steel eye pins. They won't tarnish and will hold up better under frequent use.
The beads are hand-wired on eye pins using my trusty little looper tool.

The jump rings are bright aluminum and the dragonfly wings are silver toned plated metal alloy.

The 19 smaller beads are beads made from Job's Tears.
Job's Tears are a grass seed. They vary in size and color.
Most of these are ivory and gray.
More info on Job's tears, the legend about them, and how to care for them will be added below.

The large counter beads are 10mm gray Malay jade.
Malay jade is dyed Quartzite. More info about the types of Jade will be added below.

The 5 bead end has a bullet-shaped gray agate gemstone point.

The other end has a handmade beaded dragonfly.
It's made with 4mm white glass pearls and has silver wings.

This set of prayer beads measures about 17 1/4 inches long from end to end.

All prayer beads will come in a small organza bag for safe storage.

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The Baha'i faith was founded in the mid-1800s by a Persian holy man named Baha'u'llah. Persons of Baha'i faith recite Allah-u-Abha, a form of God's name, 95 times a day. Baha'i prayer beads consist of some factor of 95. The 19 beads, when counted 5 times, make 95. The smaller 19 beads count the recitation of God's name and the larger 5 beads keep track of the number of repetitions of the 19.
The spacer beads are decorative and are not counted.

Much more information about Baha'i, the history, symbolism, and how to pray using the beads will be added.

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JOB'S TEARS

Job's tears, scientific name Coix lacryma-jobi, also known as adlay or adlay millet, is a tall grain-bearing perennial tropical plant of the grass family. It is native to Southeast Asia but elsewhere is cultivated in gardens as an annual. It has been naturalized in the southern United States and the New World tropics. In its native environment, it is grown in higher areas where rice and corn do not grow well. Other common names include coixseed, tear grass and Yi Yi. Job's tears are also commonly sold as Chinese pearl barley in Asian supermarkets, although they are not closely related to barley.

There are two main varieties of the species, one wild and one cultivated. The wild variety, Coix lacryma-jobi var. lacryma-jobi, has hard-shelled pseudocarps—very hard, pearly white, oval structures used as beads for making rosaries, necklaces, and other objects. The cultivated variety Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen is harvested as a cereal crop, has a soft shell, and is used medicinally in parts of Asia.

Some say that Job's Tears sprang up from the tears of the biblical character Job.

In both the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, the beads of Job's Tears are called "corn beads" or "Cherokee corn beads" and have been used for personal adornment since at least the time of the United Cherokee Republic. A common folk story is that the corn beads sprang up along the path during the 1838 forced march of many Cherokees to Oklahoma from their southeastern North American homelands by the U.S. military.

An alternate name, used by Catholic rosary makers is "Mary's Tears."

There are many cultures that use this seed as food or drink, and many that use them for medicinal purposes.
I am not allowed to talk about the health benefits or metaphysical properties of Job's Tears. But there is much info to be found on the web by Googling them.

Here are a few links to get you started:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job%27s_tears

https://www2.palomar.edu/users/warmstrong/plapr99.htm

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1164/jobs-tears

http://www.thebeadsite.com/pla-worn.html

https://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1714

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are welcome.
If I have the materials available, I'll be glad to make whatever you'd like.
Usually, there is no charge for changes to an existing item, unless I have to special order something.

Tell me about the prayer beads, malas, and rosaries.

Well, a friend asked if I could make him some rosaries. I tried, and discovered I really enjoyed making them.

After I made a few rosaries, I started researching other types of prayer beads, rosaries, and malas.
There are several types in the shop now, and more will be added.

Please be assured that whichever type of prayer beads I am working on, I make them all with great care and reverence.
Whatever your religion or belief system, I will always be respectful.

What's the difference in all the types of Jade that I see for sale?

It can be a bit confusing! lol

Jade, real Jade, comes in two forms:
Jadeite and Nephrite.
Jadeite is the most desired form of the two.
Both come in many colors. The main difference is the crystalline structure that makes up the stone.

Malaysian, or Malay Jade, is the industry name for expertly dyed, translucent Quartz. It often passes for quality Jade.

Mashan, aka Mountain Jade or Candy Jade, is the industry name for expertly dyed, white Dolemite Marble. It is sought after for its vibrant colors.

The Jade I use is all Malay Jade. (To the best of my knowledge).

Do you do custom orders or will you make substitutions?

Yes.

Any item made with glass pearls can now be made with Czech faceted glass or Malay Jade if I have the right colors.
Any item can be made with different color beads or metal types.
There may be a slight charge for substitution.
I have eye pins and other findings, rosary parts, and some charms in silver, gold, or gunmetal tone, bronze, and copper.
I do have some stainless steel bangles, findings, and charms.
.925 findings are also available. Inquire for info.
I can change any cross, crucifix, rosary center, charm, etc. to your preference.
I can do any name, phrase, or quote in Morse Code jewelry. (I won't promote hate speech).
In addition to glass pearls, Czech glass, and Malay Jade, I have gemstones, glass, acrylic, and metal beads.

What is Morse Code jewelry?

Well, Morse Code is a character code represented by dots and dashes, originally used to send messages by telegraph, later by flashes of light or by radio. It uses dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers.
Morse code jewelry is jewelry made with words or phrases using beads. I use two colors. One for the dots (.) and another for the (-). Most of my jewelry is made on eye pins using pearls or other beads, and the eye pins are connected much like rosary chain. Each letter, for instance, A, (.-), would have its own eye pin. I like the concept because I can spell out anything...Grandchildren's names, movie quotes, or more subversive messages, and no one will know what they say! Well, I'll know. lol

More Morse Code info

I like being able to wear my Grandchildren's names without worrying about giving away too much knowledge to people that don't need to know.
Or wearing my feelings about a controversial topic or person. I can wear my jeweley to the mall or grocery store, or to a family reunion, and no one knows what it says. Bwahaha. No heart attacks, arguments, or shocking Grandma.
YES, I do custom orders. Your names or phrases, your color choices, etc. Price is based on the number of pearls, spacers, etc. that I use.
I have many items already made and ready to ship.

Do you have any info on pendulums or gemstones?

Here are a few links to get you started:

http://www.crystalinks.com/pendulum.html
http://healing.about.com/cs/tools/ht/How_pendulums.htm
http://peopleof.oureverydaylife.com/cleanse-charge-pendulum-6505.html
http://www.holisticshop.co.uk/articles/guide-pendulum-dowsing
http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/PENDULUMS-How-To-Make-Choose-Cleanse-Program-and-USE-a-Pendulum
https://www.healingcrystals.com/How_to_Clear_Clean_Crystals_Articles_9239.html

Do you have more info on gemstones or Pendulums?

http://www.judyhall.co.uk
http://loveandlighthealingschool.com/pendulum-dowsing-for-beginners-some-helpful-tips-for-successful-dowsing-by-kelly-small/
*For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article:
https://www.healingcrystals.com/article_info.php?articles_id=11914&

When are the Sabbat dates for 2020? Full moon dates?

This is a good place to start for info on Paganism, as well as the Wheel of the Year, and dates for Sabbats in both Hemispheres. You may have to copy and paste the link.
https://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-wiccan-calendar-4110202