Joe Meineke

sterling silver

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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New Beads ~ Sterling Silver Brazed Copper

I’ve been experimenting with a new bead design incorporating Sterling Silver in my hand made copper beads.  So far I am pleased with the results. Prior to forging them into their final shape, I braze on solid sterling silver wire on random areas of the bead and then, following another good cleaning / de-scaling,  texture [...]

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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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