Judy Freyer Thompson's Mezzaluna Earrings, Metalwork. How To Punch Holes, Hole Punching, Punch A Hole, Jump Rings, Jump Ring, Making Jump Rings, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, Riveting, Riveting Techniques, Wire Rivets. Folded copper washers are reminiscent of a mezzaluna.
Mezzaluna Earrings
by Judy Freyer Thompson
  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Hole Punching, Making Jump Rings, Making Loops, Riveting
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
Folded copper washers are reminiscent of a mezzaluna. Strictly cold connected, these earrings open themselves to a myriad of embellishing opportunities, or leave them plain for a simple pair of statement earrings.

Materials

Copper Washer, 24 Gauge, 1 Inch, Pack of 6
MET-530.05
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.57
  • Gold Club Price: $3.43
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18 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-18D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.67
  • Gold Club Price: $0.51
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Ear Wires Copper
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
G15-20
  • G15-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $170.72
  • Gold Club Price: $128.04
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6PC File Set
FIL-912.10
  • FIL-912.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $39.97
  • Gold Club Price: $29.98
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V-Slot Bench Pin
BPN-105.10
  • BPN-105.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $5.97
  • Gold Club Price: $4.48
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Euro Tool Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8 Millimeters
PLR-133.50
  • PLR-133.50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Euro Punch Pliers--Round - Small--1.25mm
PLR-133.60
  • PLR-133.60
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Auto Center Punch
PUN-430.00
  • PUN-430.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.97
  • Gold Club Price: $6.73
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1 1/2 Inch Mini Fixed Table Vise
G10-20
  • G10-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $9.27
  • Gold Club Price: $6.95
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Wire Jewelry Cushion Clamp - Pack of 1
G10-1
  • G10-1
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $7.95
  • Gold Club Price: $5.96
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer
HAM-161.00
  • HAM-161.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Wubbers Jumbo Round Mandrel Pliers
G2-1305
  • G2-1305
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $35.97
  • Gold Club Price: $26.98
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Wubbers Triangle Mandrel Pliers - Large
PLR-1480
  • PLR-1480
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $43.97
  • Gold Club Price: $32.98
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12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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circle template
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
1/16” x 5/16” brass round head rivets
  • Lesson Quantity: 6.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 6.00 each
3/32” nail sets
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Instructions
Step 1
Clean the copper wire and washers using the 400 grit sandpaper. Using the Jumbo Wubbers make (2) 18 mm jump rings; using the round nose pliers make (2) 3 mm ID jump rings.
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Step 2
Place one washer inside the 1" circle template and mark at 9:00, 3:00 and 6:00.
Measure 1/8" from the ID at 9:00 and 3:00 and 6:00 positions and mark.
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Step 3
Lay the washer on the bench pin and use the centering punch to make a divot at each mark.
Using the 1.25 mm punch, punch holes at 9:00 and 3:00. Using the 1.8 mm punch, punch a hole at the 6:00 position.
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Step 4
Clamp the second washer on the first using the cushion clamp, using it as a template, punch the holes in the second washer. Remove any burrs with the flat file.
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Step 5
Clamp the washer in the jaws of the Wubbers Triangle Pliers, aligning the 9:00 and 3:00 holes on the edge and bend into a 'V' form.
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Step 6
Thread one jump ring through the center holes.
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Step 7
Flatten the washers and punch the 6:00 hole on the washers.
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Step 8
Slide one small jump ring in between the washer aligning with the 1.8 mm hole.
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Step 9
Secure the nail set in the bench vise. Install one rivet through the 1.8 mm hole and through the jump ring, trim the shank to 1/16" and file flat. Start to set using the round side of the chasing hammer; finish it off using the second nail set.
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Step 10
Attach the ear wires.
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