Apple Themed Charm Bracelet

Apple Themed Charm Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I’ve got a fun apple-themed project today for fall or for back to school.  This simple charm bracelet is made from a combination of wire-wrapped bead charms and apple charms, and it makes up in just minutes.  It’s a little outside my usual style, but I was inspired by the beads and charms […]

How to Make a Hand Stamped Necklace | The Basics

How to Make a Hand Stamped Necklace | The Basics at www.happyhourprojects.com

My daughter and I are headed out of town this weekend on a girls’ getaway (well, I’ll be doing some work, too, but it’s mainly a weekend to play!) and part of our emergency plan is talking this week about what she should do if we get separated.  It’s also part of our plan for […]

Coffee Lovers’ Resin Necklace Tutorial

Resin Coffee Lovers Necklace Tutorial at www.happyhouprojects.com

I have a good friend who’s a coffee lover just like I am, and I got obsessed with the idea of making her a coffee-themed necklace.  I love the coffee dies in the Sizzix Tim Holtz line (in fact, I made a coffee-lovers’ card earlier this year using this same die) and realized that die-cutting shrink plastic […]

Simple Hammered Brass Earrings

Simple Hammered Brass Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

You guys all know that I *love* hammering on metal.  I am a huge fan of metal stamping, but there are some really pretty techniques you can use that don’t require many specialty tools – like hammering metals like brass to add texture.  It’s quick, it’s satisfying, and it’s probably a lot less intimidating than […]

Stamped and Enameled Great Lakes Necklace

Great Lakes Stamped & Enameled Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I went mixed-media crazy the other day, and made up a stamped and enameled necklace inspired by my home state (shout out to my fellow Michiganders)!  This is a really special piece to me made of all my favorite things!  It’s jewelry, it’s stamped, riveted, cold enameled, AND it’s my beautiful home. I […]

Wide DIY Leather Cuff Bracelet

WIde DIY Leather Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  You can probably tell, I’ve been playing a lot with leather lately, and I’ve got a fun new style to share with you.  This DIY leather cuff bracelet combines several narrow strips of leather together to make a wide cuff.  Add a large accent slider, and you’ve got a piece that makes a […]

Easy Beaded DIY Leather Bracelet

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

Hey guys!  It’s been chaos (gosh I get tired of that being true, haha) and you know what that means if you read here often: 10-minute-or-less projects.  Yeah!  I still love to take a creative break, even when things get busy, and ending a quick craft session with a beautiful accessory to wear is like […]

Stamped and Enameled Family Washer Necklace

Cold Enameled Family Stamped Washer Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week I shared some tips about stamping on washers, which is a really nice way to personalize a piece.  Personally, though, I’m always playing around with what else I can add, or what I can combine to come up with a mixed-media style that I love.  So I played with a technique called cold-enameling […]