Coffee Lovers’ Resin Necklace Tutorial

Resin Coffee Lovers Necklace Tutorial at www.happyhouprojects.com

I have a good friend who’s a coffee lover just like I am, and I got obsessed with the idea of making her a coffee-themed necklace.  I love the coffee dies in the Sizzix Tim Holtz line (in fact, I made a coffee-lovers’ card earlier this year using this same die) and realized that die-cutting shrink plastic […]

Easy Beaded DIY Leather Bracelet

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

Hey guys!  It’s been chaos (gosh I get tired of that being true, haha) and you know what that means if you read here often: 10-minute-or-less projects.  Yeah!  I still love to take a creative break, even when things get busy, and ending a quick craft session with a beautiful accessory to wear is like […]

I’ll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace

I'll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com | A tutorial for hand-stamping your own washer necklace

Recently, my cousin talked to me about  a hand-stamped washer necklace she wanted (you know, one of those not-so-subtle hints for her family?) and together, we designed a piece that was really special to her using a quote from the book she read to her son ever since he was small.  It’s probably one that you […]

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 […]