Anthro Shepherd Moon Necklace Tutorial

Ok. So this is my favorite Anthro Necklace.

Easy DIY Anthropologie Necklace

I think I said that here and here. And here. But I really mean it this time.

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. :)

You’ll need:

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)
Jump rings
Necklace Closure
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? ;)


  • Reply September 11, 2011


    Another great tutorial and necklace! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • This is great! You did an awesome job imitating it! They look just alike!

  • Reply September 12, 2011


    Love the look! Your tutorials give great details. Im new to this page, I needed something that I could direct my energy on since I am house bound. Love this site. Looking forward to the next….now to get my daughter to help get supplies. :)

  • Reply September 12, 2011

    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17

    It’s so beautiful and elegant. I can see why this would be a favorite! Bev, thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”. I’m featuring your post on my FB page…


  • Reply November 16, 2011


    I am going to make this the minute I get all of the materials! I have one question though- what sizes were your rings? did you go from 18mm to 30mm or even smaller or larger?

  • Reply January 6, 2012


    I love love love this! You inspired me to make my own. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply September 24, 2012


    This is amazing, i made mine using the ‘stardust beads in silver’ it looks great for nightime wear. Thanks so much, just discovered ur site and i’m hooked. Cheers

  • Reply April 8, 2014


    I love this necklace and decided to make it but I can’t find the rings!! I went to Michael’s and had no luck. I also have looked on quite a few jewelry & bead making supply websites and still can’t come up with them. Any suggestions? Thanks so much for such clear, precise directions for this necklace!
    Helen Keilman

  • Reply May 19, 2014


    I came across your necklace on Bling Buzz. It is so beautiful. I love chainmaille jewelry and can’t wait to try this! Your pics and tutorials are wonderful. Thanks!

  • Reply May 21, 2014

    Vicki Walker

    I like YOUR version better than Anthropology’s! Love it and can’t wait to take a stab at it! :)

  • Reply August 4, 2014


    I love it!
    I have one question: did you glue the ring openings or just left them open? I am afraid they can keep opening….
    Thanks ;-)

    • August 5, 2014


      Hi Maggie! I didn’t glue the rings on mine closed, they didn’t reopen. But if it looks like yours might, then I’d definitely add a spot of glue in there to hold it! :) Hope that helps!

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