Riveted Flower Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have another riveted metal project for you to check out today for layering metals and creating dimension.  I made up this necklace for my daughter – who was totally thrilled with it, by the way!  There are a few techniques I am going to show you, and you can combine them in any way… Continue Reading…

Dessert Swap Party (and Cleaning Up a #HappiMess)

#HappiMess is Baking: Dessert Swap Party at www.happyhourprojects.com

Fall and cooler weather inspires BAKING to me, so over the weekend, I hosted a little dessert party with some friends!  We sampled sweets and swapped recipes.  Oh my goodness – it was a great time.  It was fun and delicious and it was wonderful to try some new recipes and see my friends and family.  I set… Continue Reading…

National Coffee Day: Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans and Starbucks Verismo Brewer Giveaway

Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans at www.happyhourprojects.com #CoffeeBuzz

Guys, I’m so excited that Staples has sponsored TWO fabulous giveaways today to celebrate National Coffee Day! I have a great recipe to share with the hard-core coffeeists out there, and YOU have the chance to win one of two Starbucks Verismo home brewer systems!  First – the recipe.  I’m going to show you today… Continue Reading…

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal and Leather

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal on Leather at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you read here often, you know I love working with metal.  I layered a bunch of pieces together to make today’s bracelet design, and it’s a really awesome piece (if I do say so myself).  There’s a few different metal and jewelry techniques in this piece so I’m going to call it an intermediate… Continue Reading…

Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet

Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So you guys know about my affinity for making bracelets, and you know I especially love to make easy bracelets.  Really, all jewelry projects that I can make in 10 minutes or less are my absolute favorite thing to do!  So I have one more quick glue-and-go leather bracelet design to share with you that’s… Continue Reading…

Easy Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars

Simple Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt's New HELLO Bars at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s easy great-to-meet-you gift idea – because it all starts with HELLO! Holy cow, friends.  What. A. Day.  ArtPrize is now officially underway, which means I’ve switched from being excited and counting down the days, to thinking about who might be voting for my art, whether I left enough cards,… Continue Reading…

Tree at Dawn: My ArtPrize 2014 Entry

"Tree at Dawn": ArtPrize 2014 Entry at www.happyhourprojects.com

Oh my goodness, friends, I’m a bundle of nerves today!  ArtPrize 2014 voting begins today, and I’m IN IT!  I’ve shared a few teasers on my piece, “tree at dawn”, and I have a little video about how – and why – I made it. If you haven’t heard of ArtPrize before, it’s the biggest open… Continue Reading…

Easy DIY Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet

Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Halloween is coming, not that I generally start getting ready for another month, but I spotted this snake clasp when I was shopping leather jewelry accessories, and I just HAD to get it.  It’s equal parts interesting, cool, and slightly creepy to me – and understated enough to wear any day.  This bracelet makes… Continue Reading…