Easy Embossed DIY Earrings

Easy Embossed DIY Dangle Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun accessory I want to share with you today that’s delicate and understated, with a hint of texture and your favorite beads.  These DIY earrings make up quickly, and because they’re embossed, they look anything but homemade! Today I’ll be sharing two techniques for working with wire and metal.  Don’t […]

Hand Stamped Gift Ideas | Stamped Wine Stopper

Hand Stamped Gift Ideas | Stamped Wine Stopper at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Well, if you’re like me, you’re on the lookout right now for handmade gift ideas.  I spotted a wine stopper with a blank bezel recently, and I knew that I wanted to stamp a metal blank to add my own special message! I’m an ImpressArt blogger who is always trying to think up […]

Double Charm DIY Hand Stamped Necklace

Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle | Hand Stamped Necklace Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So not too long ago, I saw a mantra tacked to someone’s corkboard that I just loved.  When you are your own business, you’re always chasing leads, checking messages, and when you’re in the creative business you’re even jotting ideas down straight out of the shower sometimes (ahem).  So when I sat down to stamp […]

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 […]