DIY Etched Metal Earrings

Etched Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com | Use paper crafting techniques on metal blanks for a great mixed media look.

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun project today that lets you add texture to metal blanks creating a great boutique look – with your Sizzix Big Shot!  That’s right – we’re going beyond paper crafting today to create these textured dangle DIY earrings. In addition to your Sizzix Big Shot, you’ll need some jewelry tools, and […]

DIY Pearl Mesh Bracelets

DIY Pearl Mesh Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I’ve got a twist on the traditional beaded bracelet to share with you today.  Rather than stringing beads, I poured a few into wreath-making mesh tubing to make a few colorful tube-style pearl bracelets!  It was a lot of fun to put an inside-out style together, and I’ll share a few variations as I […]

DIY Beaded Button-Clasp Hemp Bracelets

DIY Beaded Button-Clasp Hemp Bracelets | Easy braided DIY bracelets on the cheap at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well it has been a while (since last summer, I’m pretty sure) since I made up some woven bracelet designs, but I woke up with an idea yesterday, and had to make it right away!  I love natural designs, and these nature-themed bracelets really embody the outdoors.  They’re made from hemp, and the natural fibers are […]

“Change is Good” Butterfly Stamped Mixed Media Bracelet

"Change is Good" Butterfly Mixed Media Bracelet | A hand-stamped DIY project at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hello, friends!  I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now.  I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out.  I was thinking on the […]

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace | A mixed media jewelry tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I have been flat-out LOVING the layering trends, in case you haven’t noticed.  I’ve been making layered and multi-strand bracelets for a while now, and now that I’m seeing more and more necklaces stacked and layered… oh I am ALL. OVER. IT.  Today’s mixed media project has a boho feel to it, and it’s […]

DIY Stone Cuff Bracelets

Easy DIY Stone Bangles at www.happyhourprojects.com | A one-minute DIY, just mix and match wire bases and stone cabochons!

I’ve been just swamped lately, and when that happens, I turn to my most instant-gratification-ideas.  They’re nearly always jewelry because I want to spoil myself with something pretty, and they can always be done in ten minutes or less.  Today’s cuff bracelets fall heavily into the “or less” category, because they are a glue-and-go style project.  They suit […]

Bead and Stone Layering Necklaces

Bead and Stone Layering Necklaces at www.happyhourprojects.com | Make each necklace in 5 minutes or less, stack and layer together fot one of this summer's hot trends!

I’m soooo into layered necklaces right now.  I keep seeing them this summer and it’s causing me to stack on more and more.  When my husband and I were headed out the other night, I asked, “is 6 too many?”  which sounds excessive, I know, but wearing several delicate necklaces together is like the new […]

“Be Wild” Wildflower Stamped Bracelet

Be Wild Hand Stamped Wildflower Themed Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I got the chance over the long weekend to sit down and stamp… oh man, it’s seriously one of my favorite things.  One of the pieces I made was this floral themed bracelet with a sweet riveted accent.  I stamped “be wild”, going for a wildflower look, and today I’ll share a quick rundown of how […]