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Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at
Bite-Sized Party Bark
Wish Bracelets at
Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers - Video Tutorial at
Five Minute Leather Bracelet Tutorial at

Sliding Knot Adjustable Bead Bracelet

Macrame Slider Beaded Bracelet at

Today’s bracelet is nothing fancy, just hemp and a single, simple bead.  You can have lots of fun making up several of these once I show you how easy it is to make a macrame slider out of hemp.  This sliding knot is easy to put on and take off, and you don’t need an… Continue Reading…

Duck Tape® Bead Bracelet

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Yep, that’s right, Duck Tape® BEADS!  You may have read earlier this year when I re-visited the classic craft, paper beads.  I made about a gazillion of them when I was a kid.  They are simple and… Continue Reading…

Glue-and-Go Rhinestone and Leather Bracelet

Glue-and-Go Easy Rhinestone and Leather Spring Bracelet at

Today’s piece is one of those where I feel like I’m cheating. ;) How can I in good conscience tell you this is a “tutorial”?  Because you seriously just glue and go for this pretty spring rhinestone bracelet!  But I’ll show you how I made it anyway – if you have never made your own… Continue Reading…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet at

Well I couldn’t resist another bird-themed stamped project with Beaducation’s “Be an original” contest.  I just couldn’t.  It’s a challenge that’s metal stamping. That has Adrianne written all over it. Or maybe stamped all over it, like so. What do you think?  (If you like it, you can click to vote for it in the challenge!  I… Continue Reading…

Reminder: Crafty Hour is Tomorrow and a Giveaway!

Join Us For Crafty Hour and Win Free Craft Supplies!

Did you catch the first Crafty Hour 2 weeks ago?  Tara and I had a lot of fun for our debut session making memory wire bracelets and cosmopolitan martinis!  If you’re just hearing about Crafty Hour right now, we invite you to join us for a live craft-along every other Friday night.  If you tune… Continue Reading…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at

One of my most popular posts here at Happy Hour Projects is actually a very early one.  With crappy photos, but it was back before anyone really read here, haha – I was still finding my style.  It’s one of my all-time favorite crafts, though: a hemp and seed bead woven wish bracelet.  Did you… Continue Reading…

April Showers $500 Cash Giveaway!

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Good morning!  I’ve got a great giveaway for you today – you can enter to win $500 cash!  Who couldn’t use some pennies from heaven right now… well, or anytime, obviously.  But if I’m going to embrace “April Showers” I’d love for it to rain down cash.  *sigh* I’ve teamed up with a bunch of… Continue Reading…

Jewelry In Candles Giveaway!

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Today’s giveaway is for something really fun: a candle with a jewelry surprise!  I love candles (who doesn’t?) and you all know I LOVE jewelry – so this has been a wonderful treat to enjoy this week.  I got the chance to try out this hazelnut coffee scented candle from Jewelry in Candles, and got… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse

Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse at

So it’s no secret that my metal stamping has become a bit of an obsession.  I hope you’re all still enjoying the projects.  I’m loving putting hammers to metal.  Today’s project takes metal stamping beyond jewelry with a copper sheet to embellish a craft staple: the wooden birdhouse. Before we get started, I’ve got a… Continue Reading…