Sliding Knot Adjustable Bead Bracelet

Macrame Slider Beaded Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s bracelet is nothing fancy, just hemp and a single, simple bead.  You can have lots of fun making up several of these once I show you how easy it is to make a macrame slider out of hemp.  This sliding knot is easy to put on and take off, and you don’t need an… Continue Reading…

Duck Tape® Bead Bracelet

Duck Tape Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Yep, that’s right, Duck Tape® BEADS!  You may have read earlier this year when I re-visited the classic craft, paper beads.  I made about a gazillion of them when I was a kid.  They are simple and… Continue Reading…

Glue-and-Go Rhinestone and Leather Bracelet

Glue-and-Go Easy Rhinestone and Leather Spring Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s piece is one of those where I feel like I’m cheating. ;) How can I in good conscience tell you this is a “tutorial”?  Because you seriously just glue and go for this pretty spring rhinestone bracelet!  But I’ll show you how I made it anyway – if you have never made your own… Continue Reading…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well I couldn’t resist another bird-themed stamped project with Beaducation’s “Be an original” contest.  I just couldn’t.  It’s a challenge that’s metal stamping. That has Adrianne written all over it. Or maybe stamped all over it, like so. What do you think?  (If you like it, you can click to vote for it in the challenge!  I… Continue Reading…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my most popular posts here at Happy Hour Projects is actually a very early one.  With crappy photos, but it was back before anyone really read here, haha – I was still finding my style.  It’s one of my all-time favorite crafts, though: a hemp and seed bead woven wish bracelet.  Did you… Continue Reading…

Jewelry In Candles Giveaway!

Jewelry in Candles Giveaway at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s giveaway is for something really fun: a candle with a jewelry surprise!  I love candles (who doesn’t?) and you all know I LOVE jewelry – so this has been a wonderful treat to enjoy this week.  I got the chance to try out this hazelnut coffee scented candle from Jewelry in Candles, and got… Continue Reading…

Beaded Bar Connector Necklace

Easy Beaded Bar Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’m loving this necklace so much that I’ve been choosing outfits to match it so I can wear it.  Is that crazy, given how much jewelry I make??  I just love these beads, I love the colors, and I love how it came together (and in just 10 minutes).  Okay, I’ll stop gushing “love” and… Continue Reading…

Ceramic Bead Layered Bracelet and an O and N Craft Supplies Giveaway

Ceramic Bead Layered Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a drool-worthy giveaway today from O and N Craft Supplies and the how-to for a fun and easy layered bracelet made from their craft cords and Greek ceramic beads.  Layered bracelets are one of my favorites to make, and the selection of beads at O and N is really beautiful.  Tina sent me a little shipment… Continue Reading…

Crafty Hour Tonight – and a GIVEAWAY to Celebrate!

Crafty Hour 3.28.14 |8pm EST / 5pm PST on G+ Hangouts

In case you missed the original post or just need a reminder – Crafty Hour is happening tonight!  Tune in on G+ for a craft-along with live Q&A, hosted by Tara from Suburble and yours truly.  I want to share a few details of how to join us and what to bring! First: you can… Continue Reading…