Soda Pop Tab Upcycled Bracelet Tutorial

Soda Pop Tab Recycled Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So the classic geographic question in the states: is it soda, pop, or Coke where you live?  I had a hard time trying to decide what to call this one today.  I asked on Facebook last week, and most of you said when you open a can of indulgent bubbly beverage, it’s a soda.  (Though… Continue Reading…

2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet

2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun and easy, easy idea for DIY accessories today.  Stacked bracelets are really popular right now, and you can make them as simple or as intricate as you like.  If you want to start simple, this is the perfect beginner jewelry project, because it take NO tools, 2 components, and… Continue Reading…

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet and $70 Target Giveaway

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning, friends!  Today a group of blogger friends and I teamed up to share a collection of projects with a bird theme.  I’ve got a fun technique to show you for embossing metal blanks to design your own metal charms.  If you thought embossing was just for paper – think again: This two-tone metal… Continue Reading…

Ultra-Easy, 2-Knot Ribbon Wrap Bracelet

Ultra Easy, 2-Knot Ribbon Wrap Bracelet With Charm at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love sharing projects with you that are so easy, they feel like cheating – and today is one of those.  I’ve seen a lot of ribbon wrap bracelets around lately and took the plunge myself – spending all of about two minutes putting this one together!  Seriously, it took me longer to haul out… Continue Reading…

Spiral Clasp Wrapped Cord Bracelet

Spiral Clasp Wrapped Cord Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a simple design to share with you today that doesn’t take any weaving, beading, or even special techniques or tools.  If you can wrap and use glue, then you can make this bracelet.  It’s a fast project, which is always my favorite.  Here’s the two-tone design with natural cords, where the… Continue Reading…

5-Minute Tube Bead Bracelet

5-Minute Tube Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got a fun, fast design for you today, and all you need to know how to do is use tape, scissors, and glue to make one (or a few!) for yourself.  It’s great for stacking and layering because it’s simple and versatile, and you can seriously make one in about 5 minutes.  The beds… Continue Reading…

Anthro-Inspired Wire Wrapped Beaded Necklace

Anthro-Inspired Wire Wrapped Beaded Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a fun accessory to show you today that was inspired by a necklace I spotted on the Anthropologie site.  I used colors better suited to my wardrobe and I changed the length and the wire wrapping, but I really liked the beaded bib that the original design had.  I definitely used… Continue Reading…

Wire Wrapped Faux Stone Polymer Clay Pendant

Wire Wrapped Faux Stone Polymer Clay Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you know my style, you know I love the organic look.  Wood, stone, bone, hammered metals – that’s my style.  I combined a couple of mediums today to create this wire wrapped faux stone pendant – and the pendant is one I made myself, from polymer clay!  It’s not nearly so heavy as stone… Continue Reading…

Marble Beaded Bracelet with Polyform Souffle Clay

Marble Beaded Bracelet with Sculpey Souffle Clay

Thank you Polyform for sponsoring this project. Are you loving the polymer clay projects I’ve been working on? I have a couple more for you this week that I cannot wait to share, including today’s tutorial for making marbled beads (that you can, of course, turn into a fabulous piece of jewelry when you’re done)…. Continue Reading…

Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets

Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning and happy Friday!  I’ve got a simple polymer clay project to kick off your weekend – I’m going to show you how to make these personalized stamped clay cuff bracelets.  These are a really inexpensive project, and they’re fun for groups, too. You may remember when I shared my clay fail a few… Continue Reading…