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 […]

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, […]