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 […]

Easy Kids’ Crystal Riveted Bracelet

Kids Magnetic Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So as I’m going through my daughter’s backpack, I pull out the October calendar to discover, today is “green” day.  At her preschool, every Thursday there’s a color the kids are supposed to wear.  She owns zero green things, because she’s 3, and it’s meltdown-inducing to even suggest an article of clothing that is not […]

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal and Leather

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal on Leather at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you read here often, you know I love working with metal.  I layered a bunch of pieces together to make today’s bracelet design, and it’s a really awesome piece (if I do say so myself).  There’s a few different metal and jewelry techniques in this piece so I’m going to call it an intermediate […]

Easy DIY Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet

Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Halloween is coming, not that I generally start getting ready for another month, but I spotted this snake clasp when I was shopping leather jewelry accessories, and I just HAD to get it.  It’s equal parts interesting, cool, and slightly creepy to me – and understated enough to wear any day.  This bracelet makes […]

Simple Dandelion-Stamped Cuff

Dandelion Stamped Cuff at www.happyhourprojects.com

When I sat down to stamp this bracelet, I had visions of making it much more fancy.  And complicated.  But I got this far and couldn’t bear to add more because I love, love the simplicity of it (and the whimsical dandelion pattern)!  So I’ll be sharing a very basic piece today, and who knows, […]

Leather Eyelet Bracelet

Leather Eyelet Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was in the mood for a little leather and metal when I sat down to make today’s project.  I’ve really been enjoying adding eyelets to my projects and so I thought I’d take it a step further… and add a lot of them!  This leather cuff really doesn’t require any skills beyond hammering! I’ll leave […]