Easy Kids’ Crystal Riveted Bracelet

Kids Magnetic Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So as I’m going through my daughter’s backpack, I pull out the October calendar to discover, today is “green” day.  At her preschool, every Thursday there’s a color the kids are supposed to wear.  She owns zero green things, because she’s 3, and it’s meltdown-inducing to even suggest an article of clothing that is not… Continue Reading…

Riveted Flower Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have another riveted metal project for you to check out today for layering metals and creating dimension.  I made up this necklace for my daughter – who was totally thrilled with it, by the way!  There are a few techniques I am going to show you, and you can combine them in any way… Continue Reading…

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal and Leather

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal on Leather at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you read here often, you know I love working with metal.  I layered a bunch of pieces together to make today’s bracelet design, and it’s a really awesome piece (if I do say so myself).  There’s a few different metal and jewelry techniques in this piece so I’m going to call it an intermediate… Continue Reading…

Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet

Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So you guys know about my affinity for making bracelets, and you know I especially love to make easy bracelets.  Really, all jewelry projects that I can make in 10 minutes or less are my absolute favorite thing to do!  So I have one more quick glue-and-go leather bracelet design to share with you that’s… Continue Reading…

Easy DIY Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet

Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Halloween is coming, not that I generally start getting ready for another month, but I spotted this snake clasp when I was shopping leather jewelry accessories, and I just HAD to get it.  It’s equal parts interesting, cool, and slightly creepy to me – and understated enough to wear any day.  This bracelet makes… Continue Reading…

ART*CRAFT Stamped Bar Necklace

Art-Craft Stamped Bar Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’ve been chatting a lot with some local artists – and crafters – and there seems to be a delineation between “art” and “crafts”.  I really don’t see the distinction, personally.  An artist is a craftsman (or, craftswoman?), and crafting is an artistic endeavor, too.  They go hand in hand, I believe.  So in… Continue Reading…

Emergency Sprinkles! Glass Locket Necklace

Emergency Sprinkles Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So after making the quick coffee bean locket last week for coffee lovers, I was lamenting the fact that whole coffee beans smell wonderful, but it’s not like you could just open up your locket and enjoy one in case of an emergency.  I mean, I suppose you could, but eating a bean is not… Continue Reading…

Simple Dandelion-Stamped Cuff

Dandelion Stamped Cuff at www.happyhourprojects.com

When I sat down to stamp this bracelet, I had visions of making it much more fancy.  And complicated.  But I got this far and couldn’t bear to add more because I love, love the simplicity of it (and the whimsical dandelion pattern)!  So I’ll be sharing a very basic piece today, and who knows,… Continue Reading…