Embossed and Stamped Leather Bracelet

Embossed and Stamped Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I hope you’re not getting tired of jewelry made with leather, because I’ve really been enjoying all the things I have discovered I can do with it.  You know what that means, don’t you?  I’m dying to show you something new!  I figured out how to emboss leather with a pattern using regular paper crafting […]

Casual Entertaining: Easy Spinach Dip

Easy Spinach Dip and Casual Entertaining Tips at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. I have a love/hate relationship with entertaining.  I love seeing friends.  I love opening up our home.  I love connecting, laughing, reminiscing, and catching up.  But I am a little bit hopeless at party decor, and I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen getting ready.  Really, I’m just […]

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a lot of you really seemed to like last week’s video tutorial where I shared how to make wire wrapped beaded bangles.  Well, the style allows for so much versatility that today I added an embossed copper blank to the mix, and made up an earthy copper design.  You don’t have to know how […]

DIY Layered Leather Beaded Watch

DIY Layered Leather Beaded Watch at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, show of hands: who still wears a watch?  I guess I am old school, because my smartphone hasn’t replaced my watch just yet.  Typically, it’s not one of my favorite things to put on, though, because I am a bracelet-a-holic (a fact that’s evident, if you read here often).  So I thought if I […]

DIY Wire Wrapped Bead Bangle | Video Tutorial

Wire Wrapped Bead Bangle at www.happyhourprojects.com

So all of a sudden, these gorgeous wire wrapped bead bangles are everywhere.  Have you noticed the trend?  They stack together beautifully, they work up quickly, and they only take a few supplies, so that makes this a great project to try, especially if you enjoy wire wrapped jewelry.  They’re inexpensive, and once you get […]

New Orleans Flavors: Muffuletta Dip and Cajun Bloody Mary

New Orleans Inspired Muffuletta Dip at www.happyhourprojects.com

With Mardi Gras wrapping up today, I though a couple of recipes inspired by the flavors of New Orleans would be fun to share!  Once a year, I start getting hungry for the New Orleans classic: the Muffuletta.  It’s a huge sandwich with olive salad, salami, ham and cheeses.  But this year, I put a […]

Stamped and Riveted Floral Layered Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I liked the floral riveted earrings I designed last week so well that I decided to make them part a matched set!  I stamped up this layering necklace to go along with it, adding a personalized banner blank to the mix.  I stamped my name on it (I guess I was feeling all self-centered that […]