Ok. So this is my favorite Anthro Necklace.
It’s hard not to love them all - but this one is so cute and circle-y.
When we had the “Pick Your Own Anthro Necklace Giveaway” a few months ago – this was one of the necklaces I showed as options. And the more I looked at it, the more I loved it.
So I had to make it. It was pretty much a compulsion.
Here’s my version:
And here’s Anthro’s version:
Mine is all silver – I tend to not use gold as much. But I love all the different rings and just a few beads.
It’s nice and lightweight too. :)
This one is quick and easy. It only took me an episode of Project Runway to make it - so a slightly distracted hour and a half. :)
Length of chain – 16″
Assortment of silver rings (I bought an assorted package + a strand of smaller rings from Michaels)
Beads (just smaller than the medium ring size
Eye pins (same number as beads)
Jewelry pliers: wire cutters, round nosed pliers
Start by laying out the lower half of the necklace, just to get an idea of placement.
You should have two rows – one shorter than the other.
Start on one side and begin connecting your rings with jump rings.
Work your way across the top row of rings.
Some of the rings were like jump rings and had an opening. For those, I opened up the ring and connected them that way.
If your rings don’t have openings – you could cut them with wire cutters.
The top row of rings should measure around 10″ across when pulled straight.
Start adding in your longer row of rings the same way.
The longer row should measure about 13″ long.
Now we’re going to add in the beads. You can use eye pins for this (pins that have a loop on one end) or you can create your own from wire.
Decide which rings you’d like your beads on and measure how long the pin needs to be.
Add the bottom loop to one side of the ring.
Add the bead to the wire and decide where the other loop needs to be.
Create the loop at the other side and attach it to the ring.
Continue adding beads to the necklace where you’d like them.
Add a jump ring to the top ring on each side. Cut the 16″ chain in half. Add one 8″ piece of chain to each side.
Add a necklace closure to the other end of the chains. I used a toggle clasp but you can use any tyoe of closure. Connect it to the two loose ends of chain with jump rings.
That finishes off your Shepherd Moon Necklace!!
I love all the different sizes of rings!
So what do you think? Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry?
Or are you a little fickle like me and change your favorites all the time? ;)