Tuesday, June 5, 2012

gardener's pearls (for you, too)

When the seed catalogs arrived back in January, I dreamed about growing Job's Tears for the sole purpose of making a necklace. Sometimes my craft projects can get out of hand. Job's Tears are tear-shaped pods that naturally have a hole running through the center, which makes them perfect for stringing as jewelry. I didn't end up ordering from the place that sold Job's Tears, so I figured I'd try again another year.

This weekend I went out looking for neighborhood yard sales (no luck) and instead poked around in a tiny shop nearby. I found a bag of Job's Tears for a dollar. What luck! After an hour of threading and knotting, I've got myself a necklace in much less time than it would have taken to grow and harvest the seeds myself. 

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I've decided to share the windfall and have a little giveaway. I'll send one of you enough Job's Tears to make a necklace of your own. Just leave a comment on this post and make sure I have a way to reach you. I'll pick a comment at random on Sunday evening, June 10th. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only because I don't want any customs issues from shipping plant materials. I'm sure you understand. :)


  1. This is excellent! You know how I love accessorizing from the garden... ;)

  2. I've never heard of Job's Tears and am completely fascinated. Thanks for the chance to make my own jewelry from these very cool pods!

  3. I've never heard of these, but they sound pretty awesome!

  4. What a fantastic natural piece of jewelry! I love long necklaces. :)


  5. Swoon! So very generous of you and your talents. I would love to win one of your creations!

  6. They are so beautiful! Natural and simple, stunning. Thank you for the giveaway!


  7. gorgeous! i must find those pods over here!


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