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…

2-Minute Coffee Lover’s Glass Locket Necklace

2-Minute Coffee Lover's Glass Locket Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Yes, really, you can make one in 2 minutes.  Maybe less.  Well, maybe more if you haven’t actually had your coffee yet for the day… but seriously, this is probably *the* easiest jewelry project I’ve ever shared.  It’s a perfect gift for coffee lovers (or for yourself!) – while it’s not in liquid form, in… 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…

Anthro-Inspired Wire Wrapped Beaded Necklace

Anthro-Inspired Wire Wrapped Beaded Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a fun accessory to show you today that was inspired by a necklace I spotted on the Anthropologie site.  I used colors better suited to my wardrobe and I changed the length and the wire wrapping, but I really liked the beaded bib that the original design had.  I definitely used… Continue Reading…

Wire Wrapped Faux Stone Polymer Clay Pendant

Wire Wrapped Faux Stone Polymer Clay Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you know my style, you know I love the organic look.  Wood, stone, bone, hammered metals – that’s my style.  I combined a couple of mediums today to create this wire wrapped faux stone pendant – and the pendant is one I made myself, from polymer clay!  It’s not nearly so heavy as stone… Continue Reading…

Sparkle & Shine Stamped Double-Pendant Necklace

Sparkle & Shine Stamped Double-Pendant Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’ve had my eye on a double-pendant necklace for a while now, and I decided to make one up this week.  I was chatting with Tara from Suburble about metal stamping, and since we were on the topic I wanted to get my supplies out and hammer on stuff to make it pretty.  It’s… Continue Reading…

Stamped Metal-Wrapped Stone Pendant

Stamped Metal-Wrapped Stone Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I have a piece to show you today that’s a little more advanced than the normal one-hour tutorials I share, but I had an idea over the weekend that I just had to run with.  I’m still going to give you a brief how-to,… Continue Reading…

Upcycled Stamped Spoon Necklace

Upcycled Silver Spoon Stamped Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had the opportunity last week to get in on Happy Mango Beads’ Annual “Trash to Treasure” Challenge for Earth Day.  The mission is to repurpose or upcycle an old item, and turn it into a beaded jewelry piece.  There were several categories but when I saw “scrap metal” – well, you know me.  Of… Continue Reading…