Or is it just me?
I guess I have to leave that possibility open. I'm sure there are plenty of jewelry makers who learned to make a wire loop with their standard round nose pliers, checked the box and moved on. That's most definitely NOT me.
My free tutorial this month at The Spruce Crafts is how to make a traditional five decade rosary.
One thing about making this type of rosary - if you weren't an expert at loops when you started, you sure as heck probably are when you're finished! But, in this case, I think a new tool made all the difference.