Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stainless Steel & Sterling Silver Rosary

316L Stainless Steel Beads & Wire
Sterling Silver St. James Center
Sterling Silver Crucifix

This latest creation was made entirely of solid 316L Stainless Steel beads (8mm) and 316L Stainless Steel wire (including hand-made, full-hard jump rings) and features a beautiful Sterling Silver center and Crucifix.

Stainless steel’s resistance to corrosion and staining, low maintenance and familiar luster make it an ideal and attractive material for Rosaries.

316 Stainless Steel is an amazingly strong and highly corrosion resistant material, and each bead was individually drilled by me in my home workshop. Additional construction information, and more information about my work in general, can be found on my person blog at http://www.joemeineke.com.

St. James was one of only three apostles whom Jesus selected to bear witness to his Transfiguration. The Acts of the Apostles records that Agrippa the 1st had James executed by the sword. He is the only apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in the New Testament. He is traditionally believed to be the first of the 12 apostles martyred for his faith (c.f., Acts 12:1-2).

Some suggest that his martyrdom may have been caused by his fiery temper, for which he and his brother earned the nickname "Sons of Thunder" (Mark 3:17).

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