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Glass Map Necklace at
Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers - Video Tutorial at
Simple Braided Bead and Hemp Bracelets
Wish Bracelets at
Wire Wrapped Tree

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet at

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…

Reminder: Crafty Hour is Tomorrow and a Giveaway!

Join Us For Crafty Hour and Win Free Craft Supplies!

Did you catch the first Crafty Hour 2 weeks ago?  Tara and I had a lot of fun for our debut session making memory wire bracelets and cosmopolitan martinis!  If you’re just hearing about Crafty Hour right now, we invite you to join us for a live craft-along every other Friday night.  If you tune… Continue Reading…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at

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…

April Showers $500 Cash Giveaway!

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Good morning!  I’ve got a great giveaway for you today – you can enter to win $500 cash!  Who couldn’t use some pennies from heaven right now… well, or anytime, obviously.  But if I’m going to embrace “April Showers” I’d love for it to rain down cash.  *sigh* I’ve teamed up with a bunch of… Continue Reading…

Jewelry In Candles Giveaway!

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Today’s giveaway is for something really fun: a candle with a jewelry surprise!  I love candles (who doesn’t?) and you all know I LOVE jewelry – so this has been a wonderful treat to enjoy this week.  I got the chance to try out this hazelnut coffee scented candle from Jewelry in Candles, and got… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse

Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse at

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…

Vacation Day: Butterfly Outing

Family Butterfly Outing at

So I took a vacation day this week to handle some family business, to paint in my daughter’s room, and to spend time with my favorite people.  No, not you guys, sorry. ;) These guys: We took a trip to the butterfly exhibit that runs every spring.  You’ll notice miss Raya can’t even put her… Continue Reading…

Beaded Bar Connector Necklace

Easy Beaded Bar Necklace at

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

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

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…