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…

Simple Hammered Wire Earrings

Basic Hammered Wire Earrings Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

T.G.I.F.  Seriously.  This week has been a killer!  But it’s slated to be a gorgeous weekend around here, and I also have a fabulous new accessory to show you how to make today.  All this craziness in my household has translated to MUST USE HAMMER.  I’ve been playing around with a few hammered wire designs… Continue Reading…

Glitter Stenciled Earrings

Stenciled Glitter Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had the chance to try out the new Mod Podge Stencils, which are stencils specifically designed to work with Mod Podge to help you glitter-ize all kinds of crafts!  Plaid sent me the Tangier stencil to show you how it works, and I used it to dress up these simple wooden earrings and give… Continue Reading…

Using Jewelry Connectors To Make Easy Earrings

Using Connectors to Make Easy Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

I recently spotted a set of jewelry connectors on the Consumer Crafts website that I just loved.  Connectors are an easy way to make your own jewelry – as the name suggests, you just connect them to other components, and you have instant jewelry.  This was a bonus because it’s a full matched set –… Continue Reading…

Easy Cascade Dangle Earrings

Cascading Dangle Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a fun earring tutorial for you today, some cascading dangle earrings.  It’s an easy jewelry project that uses beads and chain to give different lengths to beaded charms.  (Yes, we’re making yet more charms today – if you have tried some of my other projects, you are practically a pro at charms by… Continue Reading…

Simple Chandelier Earrings

Simple Chandelier Earring Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well, today is the day; I am back to work.  Boo!  So I am hoping to keep sharing some great projects with you, because I can’t tell you how much I LOVE sitting down to craft, but if I thought things were busy before with a newborn – well, they are about to get a… Continue Reading…

Crocheted Wire Jewelry Inspiration

Crocheted Wire Jewelry Inspiration by Petals to Picots at www.happyhourprojects.com

From time to time, I like to introduce you to some of my favorite bloggers, and if you read here often you will recognize Kara from Petals to Picots today. :) Kara blogs about crochet, and has shared a few recipe posts here in the past.  Well, recently she has made some beautiful crocheted wire… Continue Reading…

Grapevine Earrings

Grapevine Earrings Tutorial

So I know you are used to seeing lots of bracelets from me (I confess, I’m a bit of an addict!) but I do like to mix it up everyone once in a while. ;)  I’ve had my eye on a pair of grapevine earrings and thought I’d try my hand at making a pair…. Continue Reading…