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 […]

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a lot of you really seemed to like last week’s video tutorial where I shared how to make wire wrapped beaded bangles.  Well, the style allows for so much versatility that today I added an embossed copper blank to the mix, and made up an earthy copper design.  You don’t have to know how […]

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 Layered Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I liked the floral riveted earrings I designed last week so well that I decided to make them part a matched set!  I stamped up this layering necklace to go along with it, adding a personalized banner blank to the mix.  I stamped my name on it (I guess I was feeling all self-centered that […]

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 […]

DIY Riveted Leather Bracelet

Riveted Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love leather for jewelry making, but it’s not often I attempt to cut it myself.  It’s just SO hard to get a clean cut with a straight edge, and if it’s not straight, my critical eye can’t stand it, haha.  So I’ve been playing around with die-cutting some bracelet blanks, and I whipped up […]