Duck Tape® Bead Bracelet

Duck Tape Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Yep, that’s right, Duck Tape® BEADS!  You may have read earlier this year when I re-visited the classic craft, paper beads.  I made about a gazillion of them when I was a kid.  They are simple and… Continue Reading…

Glue-and-Go Rhinestone and Leather Bracelet

Glue-and-Go Easy Rhinestone and Leather Spring Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s piece is one of those where I feel like I’m cheating. ;) How can I in good conscience tell you this is a “tutorial”?  Because you seriously just glue and go for this pretty spring rhinestone bracelet!  But I’ll show you how I made it anyway – if you have never made your own… Continue Reading…

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

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…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

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…

Ceramic Bead Layered Bracelet and an O and N Craft Supplies Giveaway

Ceramic Bead Layered Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

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…

Join Us For Crafty Hour!

Memory Wire Bracelet

Good morning!  It’s Friday and I stayed up way too late reading last night.  The weather is decidedly spring-ish, and I have a fun bit of news to share with you all about something my good friend Tara at Suburble and I have been working on!  It’s a pretty great day, overall! Oh, but first… Continue Reading…

Gold Layered Bracelet and a Pot of Gold Giveaway

Gold Layered Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So gold is hot right now.  I’m seeing gold accessories all over the place!  Which ties right into a fun little St. Patrick’s Day theme I have with some fellow bloggers for a great giveaway… it’s a Pot O’ Gold party this week with some fabulous gold projects and a chance to win some cash!… Continue Reading…

Handmade Wedding Gift Ideas: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet

Handmade Wedding Gifts: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was recently reminded that despite the snow, wedding season is fast approaching this year!  I’ve had a few people ask me about handmade wedding gift ideas already.  I actually have a really sweet gift idea for the bride-to-be (or perhaps a bridesmaid gift from the crafty bride) in this mixed media bracelet. I’m not… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Cuff

Hand Stamped Copper Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Sometimes, a little sass is all I need to perk up. Such is the case this week: sass and crafts.  It’s totally a thing.  I hammered out some stress on a new bracelet.  I think that’s the awesome thing about metal stamping – if you have your stamps, and you have a few blanks, you… Continue Reading…

Easy Curved Clasp Leather Bracelet

East Curved Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s bracelet project is another quick and easy handmade accessory, and it’s another find from Goody Beads.  I LOVE their leather supplies for jewelry making.  The specialty clasps and findings are things I haven’t seen in my local shops.  This bracelet is one of those where the clasp totally makes the bracelet.  And all you… Continue Reading…