Easy DIY Necklace | The Agate Slice

Easy DIY Necklace | The One-Minute Agate Slice at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  Well, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really planning to share today’s tutorial as a true DIY necklace because it’s SO EASY you can make it in like one minute.  Maybe even less.  But I’ve been wearing it quite a bit the past few weeks and I’ve gotten so many compliments on it that […]

Easy DIY Initial Necklace

DIY Initial Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I feel like this is almost a cheat to call this jewelry project a “tutorial”, because it’s as simple as stringing a few alphabet beads and adding a clasp to a fine chain!  But, I always like to show you guys the new and hot ways to make your own accessories, and I had a […]

Hand Stamped Jewelry | Tiny Brass Disc Charm Necklace

Hand Stamped Jewelry | Tiny Brass Disc Charm Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I’ve seen a whole bunch of tiny disc charm necklaces recently – they’re a hot accessory this fall!  So, of course, I have to make one for myself.  The minimalist design of this piece means that it’s really simple piece to make.  It can be done in 10 minutes or less, which makes it a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]