Unicorn Wood Burned Kitchen Utensils

Wood Burned Unicorn Kitchen Utensils at www.happyhourprojects.com

Oh, I totally DID make wooden unicorn spoons.  Today’s project isn’t anything earth-shattering – after all, I didn’t invent wood burned kitchen utensils, and I didn’t invent the dot-art that’s everywhere right now.  I didn’t even invent unicorns (although that would have been AWESOME if I had) but I DID put them all together in […]

Layered Leather Beaded Bracelet

Layered Leather Beaded Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love layered bracelets.  It gives you the look of several beaded bangles, but you’ve got the convenience of a single clasp.  They don’t take many beads, and you can mix colors, finishes and sizes for a look that’s totally personal.  I’ll show you today how to make a beaded leather bracelet in spring colors […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stamped and Riveted Floral Earrings: Beginner’s Video Tutorial

Stamped and Riveted Floral Earrings - a Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you love the look of stamped metal and riveting, but find it too intimidating to get started, I’ve got the perfect project for beginners today.  Really!  I made this 8-minute video tutorial for you guys to show you how to stamp jewelry and how to rivet jewelry to make a beautiful and unique pair […]

Ultimate Coffee Lover’s Handmade Valentine Card

Coffe Lovers Handmade Valentine Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love coffee.  I love people who love coffee.  I mean, I also love people who *don’t* love coffee, but there’s a certain camaraderie over a cup of joe… do you relate?  If you do, then I’ve got a fun design to share with you today, a Valentine card I recently sent to one of […]

Hand-Stamped Butterfly Journal

Hand-Stamped DIY Leather Journal at www.happyhourprojects.com

Lately, I’ve really been looking at metal stamping as more than a way to make jewelry. It can also be a fun and beautiful way to personalize all kinds of items.  You may have seen last week’s music box locket project as an example of what I’ve been playing around with (okay, that WAS jewelry, but […]