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 […]

Simple Hammered Brass Earrings

Simple Hammered Brass Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

You guys all know that I *love* hammering on metal.  I am a huge fan of metal stamping, but there are some really pretty techniques you can use that don’t require many specialty tools – like hammering metals like brass to add texture.  It’s quick, it’s satisfying, and it’s probably a lot less intimidating than […]

I’ll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace

I'll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com | A tutorial for hand-stamping your own washer necklace

Recently, my cousin talked to me about  a hand-stamped washer necklace she wanted (you know, one of those not-so-subtle hints for her family?) and together, we designed a piece that was really special to her using a quote from the book she read to her son ever since he was small.  It’s probably one that you […]

“Change is Good” Butterfly Stamped Mixed Media Bracelet

"Change is Good" Butterfly Mixed Media Bracelet | A hand-stamped DIY project at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hello, friends!  I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now.  I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out.  I was thinking on the […]

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, […]

Stamped Spoons for #SundaeSundays!

Stamped Sundae Spoons for Sundae Sundays at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s post celebrates #SundaeSundays, and is sponsored by Hershey’s Syrup. I think I speak for everyone when I say, I LOVE WEEKENDS.  Even though I work from home now, weekdays are work days.  It’s errands, writing, cleaning – you know the drill!  But on weekends, we all come together and finally get a chance to […]

Your Hand Stamped Wedding Free e-Book

Your Hand Stamped Wedding Free eBook Download at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning, friends!  Well, I’m trying something new today, and I’ve got a free e-Book available as an instant download for everyone subscribed to the Happy Hour Projects mailing list.  This is the first time I’ve tried something like this, and putting it together was a lot of fun!  I’m glad to have a way […]