Joe Meineke

rosary

Stainless Steel & Sterling Silver Rosary

I just put my latest creation up for sale on Etsy.  I have to say, this was one of the more challenging rosaries that I’ve done so far due to the fact that Stainless Steel is very difficult to drill.  I think I went through about 10 solid tungsten-carbide drill bits making these beads, but [...]

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One Decade Copper Stainless & Bronze Pocket Rosary

One Decade Copper Stainless & Bronze Pocket Rosary by RefinedByFire. Recently listed on Etsy, this is my latest pocket rosary.  This is a very durable piece, one that you can carry around in your pocket and not worry about it breaking. It is made of full-hard stainless steel, 99.9% pure copper and includes a Bronze [...]

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One Decade Sterling, Copper, Stainless & Bronze Rosary

One Decade Sterling, Copper, Stainless & Bronze Rosary I decided to use my copper / sterling beads in a new design now featured in my shop on Etsy. It’s a one-decade rosary featuring a nice bronze reproduction crucifix/center and 316L stainless steel wire:

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Stainless Steel

Fist a little background… Back when I made my very first rosary I quickly learned how difficult it is to make your own chain.  There is a video tutorial on olrm.org that discusses one method in particular that looks really neat, but I could never quite get the hang of it.  This was partly due [...]

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