Layered Leather Beaded Bracelet

Layered Leather Beaded Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love layered bracelets.  It gives you the look of several beaded bangles, but you’ve got the convenience of a single clasp.  They don’t take many beads, and you can mix colors, finishes and sizes for a look that’s totally personal.  I’ll show you today how to make a beaded leather bracelet in spring colors […]

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 […]

DIY Layered Leather Beaded Watch

DIY Layered Leather Beaded Watch at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, show of hands: who still wears a watch?  I guess I am old school, because my smartphone hasn’t replaced my watch just yet.  Typically, it’s not one of my favorite things to put on, though, because I am a bracelet-a-holic (a fact that’s evident, if you read here often).  So I thought if I […]

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 […]

Winterberry Woven Bracelet

Winterberry Woven Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Woven bracelets are one of my favorite things to make.  They’re easy, they’re inexpensive, and they have such an organic feel to them.  The mix of red seed beads and waxed linen in this piece reminds me of winterberries on a branch – which is one of the prettiest things about winter, in my opinion. […]

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 […]

Embossed Beaded Bracelet

Embossed Beaded Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s no secret that I love working with metal, and trying different effects.  Today I tried my hand at using alcohol ink to color my metal blank for this bracelet.  I have some other ways I’d like to try it, but for a first try, I’m really encouraged and I’d like to play with the […]

Etched Glass Bangles from Recycled Wine Bottles

Etched Glass Bangles at www.happyhourprojects.com

All right – today’s project is not the most practical piece I’ve ever made, but I had so much fun making these etched glass bangle bracelets that I’m going to share anyway.  All I’m going to suggest is that if you make them for yourself, I would not recommend wearing them if you’re going to […]