Easy DIY Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet

Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Halloween is coming, not that I generally start getting ready for another month, but I spotted this snake clasp when I was shopping leather jewelry accessories, and I just HAD to get it.  It’s equal parts interesting, cool, and slightly creepy to me – and understated enough to wear any day.  This bracelet makes… Continue Reading…

ART*CRAFT Stamped Bar Necklace

Art-Craft Stamped Bar Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’ve been chatting a lot with some local artists – and crafters – and there seems to be a delineation between “art” and “crafts”.  I really don’t see the distinction, personally.  An artist is a craftsman (or, craftswoman?), and crafting is an artistic endeavor, too.  They go hand in hand, I believe.  So in… Continue Reading…

How To Drill A Hole In Glass: Recycled Bottle-Turned-Lamp

How to Cut Holes In Glass To Make a Recycled Bottle Lamp at www.happyhourprojects.com

So if you haven’t noticed lately, I’m all about the re-purposing lately.  I love it!  I’ve got another repurposed glass bottle project to show you today, and I’m going to show you how easy it is to cut a hole in a glass bottle with a Dremel rotary tool so that you can wire it to become… Continue Reading…

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…

Simple Dandelion-Stamped Cuff

Dandelion Stamped Cuff at www.happyhourprojects.com

When I sat down to stamp this bracelet, I had visions of making it much more fancy.  And complicated.  But I got this far and couldn’t bear to add more because I love, love the simplicity of it (and the whimsical dandelion pattern)!  So I’ll be sharing a very basic piece today, and who knows,… Continue Reading…

Glitter Keepsake Box

Mod Podge Glitter Keepsake Box at www.happyhourprojects.com

So, I LOVE glitter.  You would barely know it if you read here often, though, because I tend to avoid it when I craft.  I mean, glitter GETS EVERYWHERE.  You keep finding it for weeks.  On your clothes.  That you’ve washed.  On your kids, even though they were napping during craft time.  It’s just generally… Continue Reading…

Beaded Button Clasp Bracelet

Beaded Button Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s bracelet project is a little more on the time-consuming side (plan for this one to take most of an hour) but the offset to it is that the supplies are pretty darn cheap and you have SO many ways to make it your own!  Part of what took me so long was that I… 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…