This silver-toned five-decade rosary is done in Job's Tears and Amethyst beads and features a large Our Lady of Guadalupe center connector and a gorgeous, detailed, well-made crucifix.
The beads are wired on Stainless steel eye pins. The jump rings are bright aluminum. The center and crucifix are silver-toned plated metal.
The decade beads are made of Job's Tears seed. These seeds are irregular in shape and in color. They are mostly off-white and gray.
More info on Job's tears, the history of them, and how to take care of them will be added below.
The Father beads are 10mm dark purple Amethyst beads.
The beads are hand-wired using stainless steel eye pins.
This is not a store-bought rosary chain.
The center connector is a large silver-toned metal Our Lady of Guadalupe center.
The crucifix is large, well-made, and detailed.
It measures 56x34mm.
25.4mm is about 1 inch.
This rosary is 23 1/2 inches long from the center top to the bottom of the crucifix.
If you would prefer a plain cross instead of a crucifix, please let me know and I will swap it out for you.
Your rosary will come in a small organza bag for safe storage.
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:
Shipping from United States
3-5 business days
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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?
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:
Do you have more info on gemstones or Pendulums?
*For more information on heated, treated and man-made crystals, see this article:
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.