Winterberry Woven Bracelet

Winterberry Woven Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Woven bracelets are one of my favorite things to make.  They’re easy, they’re inexpensive, and they have such an organic feel to them.  The mix of red seed beads and waxed linen in this piece reminds me of winterberries on a branch – which is one of the prettiest things about winter, in my opinion. […]

Always Be A Unicorn Stamped Cuff Bracelet

Always Be A Unicorn Stamped Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

There is a phrase going around (or maybe it’s just going around in my circles) that I am totally in love with.  Always be yourself.  Unless you can be a unicorn, then, always be a unicorn.  I mean… it just sums up how fabulous and rare any person being true to themselves can be!  So […]

DIY Heart Clasp Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love it when a project comes together just how I want it to.  I’m so excited to share this one with you today – as I was doing some wire wrapping for another design, I had an idea.  And 10 minutes later, I had this sweet heart-clasp wire bangle!  It requires basic wire wrapping and […]

Easy Leather Connector Bracelet

Easy Leather Connector Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got another quick bracelet design to share with you today that’s easier than it looks!  You can make this boutique-style leather bracelet in 10 minutes or less, and the supplies you need are really minimal.  What’s even better is that I found the pieces to make this grouped into a kit – which means […]

Embossed Beaded Bracelet

Embossed Beaded Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s no secret that I love working with metal, and trying different effects.  Today I tried my hand at using alcohol ink to color my metal blank for this bracelet.  I have some other ways I’d like to try it, but for a first try, I’m really encouraged and I’d like to play with the […]

Etched Glass Bangles from Recycled Wine Bottles

Etched Glass Bangles at www.happyhourprojects.com

All right – today’s project is not the most practical piece I’ve ever made, but I had so much fun making these etched glass bangle bracelets that I’m going to share anyway.  All I’m going to suggest is that if you make them for yourself, I would not recommend wearing them if you’re going to […]

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 […]

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 […]