Glue-and-Go Rhinestone and Leather Bracelet

Glue-and-Go Easy Rhinestone and Leather Spring Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s piece is one of those where I feel like I’m cheating. ;) How can I in good conscience tell you this is a “tutorial”?  Because you seriously just glue and go for this pretty spring rhinestone bracelet!  But I’ll show you how I made it anyway – if you have never made your own… Continue Reading…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well I couldn’t resist another bird-themed stamped project with Beaducation’s “Be an original” contest.  I just couldn’t.  It’s a challenge that’s metal stamping. That has Adrianne written all over it. Or maybe stamped all over it, like so. What do you think?  (If you like it, you can click to vote for it in the challenge!  I… Continue Reading…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my most popular posts here at Happy Hour Projects is actually a very early one.  With crappy photos, but it was back before anyone really read here, haha – I was still finding my style.  It’s one of my all-time favorite crafts, though: a hemp and seed bead woven wish bracelet.  Did you… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse

Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse at www.happyhourprojects.com

So it’s no secret that my metal stamping has become a bit of an obsession.  I hope you’re all still enjoying the projects.  I’m loving putting hammers to metal.  Today’s project takes metal stamping beyond jewelry with a copper sheet to embellish a craft staple: the wooden birdhouse. Before we get started, I’ve got a… Continue Reading…

Beaded Bar Connector Necklace

Easy Beaded Bar Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’m loving this necklace so much that I’ve been choosing outfits to match it so I can wear it.  Is that crazy, given how much jewelry I make??  I just love these beads, I love the colors, and I love how it came together (and in just 10 minutes).  Okay, I’ll stop gushing “love” and… Continue Reading…

Ceramic Bead Layered Bracelet and an O and N Craft Supplies Giveaway

Ceramic Bead Layered Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a drool-worthy giveaway today from O and N Craft Supplies and the how-to for a fun and easy layered bracelet made from their craft cords and Greek ceramic beads.  Layered bracelets are one of my favorites to make, and the selection of beads at O and N is really beautiful.  Tina sent me a little shipment… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers – Video Tutorial

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers - Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

I put my herb garden together this weekend (and we already raided it for Sunday dinner) and thought I’d whip up a quick set of spoon and fork garden markers to go along with it!  If you read here often, you know I LOVE metal stamping.  It’s a quick technique for personalizing all kinds of… Continue Reading…

Simple Heart Choker Necklace

I spotted these cute ceramic beads in an Etsy shop I worked with recently (I’ll bet telling you more about O and N’s ceramic beads next week – I got some really beautiful Greek beads from Tina’s shop), and knew exactly what I wanted to make – I’ve had an idea for a simple choker necklace… Continue Reading…

Arm-Knitting: Spring Infinity Scarf Video Tutorial

Arm Knit Spring infinity Scarf

Good morning!  It’s spring… well, sort of.  We still have snow falling this week.  But hey – that’s Michigan for you.  I know I’m a little biased toward northern accessories like a spring scarf (don’t laugh, all you readers down in Florida) but the truth is, a lightweight scarf like this one makes for a… Continue Reading…