Embossed Steampunk Necklace

Embossed Steampunk Necklace 2

Hey friends!  Today is an exciting day for me, because I’m in Chicago and visiting the BLITSY CRAFTS offices (among other destinations).  I LOVE Chicago, and it’s really a treat for me to visit some of my partners in-person.  You may have read that I recently joined the Blitsy Crafts design team, and today I’m […]

Turquoise Bead Ladder Necklace

Turquoise Bead Ladder Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got a fun turquoise necklace I want to share with you guys today, as I hit the road to Chicago this weekend (and I’m totally wearing it).  I typically share totally beginner-friendly projects, but since this one was a personal piece, I’m going to classify it as intermediate.  I’ll still share a bit of […]

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, […]