Embossed and Stamped Leather Bracelet

Embossed and Stamped Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I hope you’re not getting tired of jewelry made with leather, because I’ve really been enjoying all the things I have discovered I can do with it.  You know what that means, don’t you?  I’m dying to show you something new!  I figured out how to emboss leather with a pattern using regular paper crafting […]

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a lot of you really seemed to like last week’s video tutorial where I shared how to make wire wrapped beaded bangles.  Well, the style allows for so much versatility that today I added an embossed copper blank to the mix, and made up an earthy copper design.  You don’t have to know how […]

Stamped and Riveted Floral Layered Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I liked the floral riveted earrings I designed last week so well that I decided to make them part a matched set!  I stamped up this layering necklace to go along with it, adding a personalized banner blank to the mix.  I stamped my name on it (I guess I was feeling all self-centered that […]

Stamped and Riveted Floral Earrings: Beginner’s Video Tutorial

Stamped and Riveted Floral Earrings - a Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you love the look of stamped metal and riveting, but find it too intimidating to get started, I’ve got the perfect project for beginners today.  Really!  I made this 8-minute video tutorial for you guys to show you how to stamp jewelry and how to rivet jewelry to make a beautiful and unique pair […]

DIY Riveted Leather Bracelet

Riveted Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love leather for jewelry making, but it’s not often I attempt to cut it myself.  It’s just SO hard to get a clean cut with a straight edge, and if it’s not straight, my critical eye can’t stand it, haha.  So I’ve been playing around with die-cutting some bracelet blanks, and I whipped up […]

Hand-Stamped Butterfly Journal

Hand-Stamped DIY Leather Journal at www.happyhourprojects.com

Lately, I’ve really been looking at metal stamping as more than a way to make jewelry. It can also be a fun and beautiful way to personalize all kinds of items.  You may have seen last week’s music box locket project as an example of what I’ve been playing around with (okay, that WAS jewelry, but […]

Recycled Tin Music Box Locket

Recycled Tin Music Box Locket Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, I know this is two music box necklaces this week, which is probably at least twice as many ideas as any one person needs in this particular category, but I’m just so excited about how this little locket came together that I had to share with you today!  (If you missed the other one, […]

Always Be A Unicorn Stamped Cuff Bracelet

Always Be A Unicorn Stamped Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

There is a phrase going around (or maybe it’s just going around in my circles) that I am totally in love with.  Always be yourself.  Unless you can be a unicorn, then, always be a unicorn.  I mean… it just sums up how fabulous and rare any person being true to themselves can be!  So […]