Bright Scraps Statement Necklace

Scrapbook Paper Statement Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I think my favorite part about accessories is that it’s your best chance to really showcase your personality.  I mean, your outfit shows off your style – when you can, of course.  As your dress code allows.  But accessories always tell a story, too.  They’re what you wear every day.  And that’s what prompted me to […]

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace | A mixed media jewelry tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I have been flat-out LOVING the layering trends, in case you haven’t noticed.  I’ve been making layered and multi-strand bracelets for a while now, and now that I’m seeing more and more necklaces stacked and layered… oh I am ALL. OVER. IT.  Today’s mixed media project has a boho feel to it, and it’s […]

Faux Locket Stamped Story Book Necklace

Faux Locket Story Book Necklace | Personalized with metal stamping and rivets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Every so often, I get an idea in my head that I have no idea if it will work, but I can’t stop thinking about it until I try it.  This was one of those: the faux locket.  And I’m so happy to share that it worked wonderfully!  I bound two pewter blanks together, book-style, […]

Bead and Stone Layering Necklaces

Bead and Stone Layering Necklaces at www.happyhourprojects.com | Make each necklace in 5 minutes or less, stack and layer together fot one of this summer's hot trends!

I’m soooo into layered necklaces right now.  I keep seeing them this summer and it’s causing me to stack on more and more.  When my husband and I were headed out the other night, I asked, “is 6 too many?”  which sounds excessive, I know, but wearing several delicate necklaces together is like the new […]

DIY Glass Tile Necklaces with Scrapbook Paper

Glass Tile Necklaces with Scrapbook Paper at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Wednesday, guys! I’ve got a bright and simple idea to share with you today using your favorite scrapbook punches or dies (like these great Tim Holtz dies from Sizzix), glass tiles, and a bit of Mod Podge.  I got my hands on some of the new metallic card stock in the Tim Holtz line, […]

Teacher Appreciation Personalized Lockets

Personalized Teacher Appreciation Lockets | A Great End of the School Year Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys! I know I’m behind for Teacher Appreciation week, but I looked at the calendar this week to discover that my daughter only has FIVE days left of preschool this year.  What?  How did that happen?  Haha.  Anyway, I want to put a little something together for her teachers before summer break, and thought […]

Making Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts…

Mixed Media Hand Stamped Mommy Necklace and Floral Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

Oh my goodness, what a week.  I hope you guys are all having a great one, getting ready for Mother’s Day, making it through Teacher Appreciation, Cinco de Mayo, and heaven help you if you have sickies in the house too, like we do around here. :P Anyway – I did spend a little bit […]

DIY Spring Charm Lockets

Spring Stamped Charm Lockets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my favorite things to give when I make jewelry gifts are charm lockets.  People LOVE them because they’re so personal, and they’re a beautiful way of expressing yourself!  New charms can be added, they can be changed for the season or for the occasion, and I’m going to show you today how to add […]