New Orleans Flavors: Muffuletta Dip and Cajun Bloody Mary

New Orleans Inspired Muffuletta Dip at www.happyhourprojects.com

With Mardi Gras wrapping up today, I though a couple of recipes inspired by the flavors of New Orleans would be fun to share!  Once a year, I start getting hungry for the New Orleans classic: the Muffuletta.  It’s a huge sandwich with olive salad, salami, ham and cheeses.  But this year, I put a […]

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 […]

Ultimate Coffee Lover’s Handmade Valentine Card

Coffe Lovers Handmade Valentine Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love coffee.  I love people who love coffee.  I mean, I also love people who *don’t* love coffee, but there’s a certain camaraderie over a cup of joe… do you relate?  If you do, then I’ve got a fun design to share with you today, a Valentine card I recently sent to one of […]

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 […]

The Way to Her Heart Is Chocolate: 12 Chocolate Recipes

The Way to Her Heart Is Chocolate: 12 Great Recipes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Valentine’s Day s nearly here, and with that comes all things chocolate.  Or, at least in my house.  I can’t speak for every woman out there, but it’s good for a large percentage of the ones I know: the way to her heart is, in fact, chocolate.  Are we on the same page?  Good – […]