Leather Eyelet Bracelet

Leather Eyelet Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was in the mood for a little leather and metal when I sat down to make today’s project.  I’ve really been enjoying adding eyelets to my projects and so I thought I’d take it a step further… and add a lot of them!  This leather cuff really doesn’t require any skills beyond hammering! I’ll leave… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes

Gold Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week, I showed you guys my cool new tool, the Kinkajou bottle cutter, and how to cut bottles to make beeswax candles.  Well, of course, now I can’t throw any bottles away (haha) and I have a couple more projects to show you that you can use your old bottles to make.  Today’s project… Continue Reading…

Stamped Butterfly Necklace

Butterfly Stamped Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So you may have seen last week that I got into setting eyelets.  And yeah, I am hooked.  I thought it would be a great addition to this necklace idea that I have had in mind for a little while.  I wanted a wide charm, but attaching the chain directly the blank doesn’t allow it… Continue Reading…

5-Minute Flat Leather Bracelet

5 Minute Flat Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I whipped up a pretty leather bracelet over the weekend that I want to share with you as a great quick project.  This is another fantastic beginners’ jewelry piece, because all you need to be able to do is cut and glue to make it happen!  I put this together in about 5 minutes – no… Continue Reading…

Stamped Charm Bangle, and How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks

Stamped Charm Bangle & How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks at www.happyhourprojects.com

Fair warning, friends: I just tried adding eyelets to my jewelry projects last night.  You probably know where this is going… get ready to see eyelets on all kinds of things now.  Seriously, how am I just now trying this??  It’s SO easy, and it finishes punched holes in blanks such a professional-looking way!  An… Continue Reading…

Crafts Under $10: Floral Layered Bracelet – and $150 Consumer Crafts Giveaway!

Floral Layered Bracelet Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Monday!  Let’s get friendly today with a little video tutorial, shall we?  I’m teaming up with the amazing ladies over at Crafty Hangouts for a themed collection of craft projects: crafts under $10.  ConsumerCrafts.com is our sponsor this month, and provided supplies for each of us to show you our take on the theme…. Continue Reading…

Woven Cluster Bracelet with Stone Chip Beads

Cluster Stone Chip Woven Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’m really excited to share today’s project with you, because it’s a blend of everything I love to make.  It’s a woven bracelet tutorial that’s tool-free (aside from scissors and glue).  It’s got stone chip beads.  And it looks SO much more fussy than it really is.  If you can braid and string beads,… Continue Reading…

Spiral Hammered Wire Earrings

Hammered Wire Spiral Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you’ve been keeping tabs on my jewelry projects lately, you know I’ve been hammering wire a lot!  I’ve really been enjoying the flexibility of form and the textures and finishes you can create by hammering.  The hardest part of today’s tutorial is getting your two pieces to match to make an earring set, but… Continue Reading…