Copper + Glass Artist Bracelet Tutorial

Copper & Glass Artist Bracelet Tutorial | happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got an easy bracelet tutorial to share with you today that lets you express yourself in all kinds of ways.  Alphabet beads are fun for kids, but today I’ll show you how they look all grown up, with glass, copper, and metal patina paints.  Unleash your inner artist or wear your own […]

Copper and Pearl DIY Earrings

Copper & Pearl DIY Earrings | happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got another fun DIY jewelry project for you to check out today!  These copper and pearl DIY earrings are simple to make and suitable for beginner makers who enjoy working with wire.  This project is instant gratification – you can make these earrings in under ten minutes! – and they’re a great […]

Hearts On Fire Hand Stamped Necklace

Heart On Fire Stamped Necklace at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’m mixing metals in today’s tutorial showing you how to make a hand stamped necklace. I’m keeping the techniques simple today, and show you how layering different metals and adding charms can give even simple designs depth and character.  If you’ve read here before, then you guys already know how much I LOVE metal […]

Copper + Agate Gemstone Necklace

Copper + Agate Gemstone Necklace | Free Tutorial at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Today’s copper and agate gemstone necklace tutorial is brought to you by Happy Mango Beads and designed by your favorite jewelry blogger (AHEM, that’s me, right?  Haha.)  I’m going to rate today’s design as an intermediate DIY jewelry project, but it does make up quickly!  If you know your way around your pliers, […]

So Charming! Chain and Charm Bracelet

Stamped charm and chain bracelet - So Charming! at happyhourprojects.com

Charms, chains, metal, stamping, beads… oh how I love them all.  Do you like mixed media jewelry?  A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and suddenly, you’ve got something one-of-a-kind.  I designed this stamped charm and chain bracelet to look a little bit industrial and a little bit vintage (what a combination, […]

Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

Handmade Christmas Card Ideas at www.happyhourprojects.com | Embossing can make up a special-looking card in minutes - perfect for those last-minute ones you still want to give!

So… I’m a slacker this year.  I mean, I’m really trying to get ready for Christmas, but my daughter’s birthday was last weekend and our basement flooded and… the list goes on.  I didn’t send a big batch of cards this year, and instead, I’ve opted for making cards especially to send back to the […]

“Change is Good” Butterfly Stamped Mixed Media Bracelet

"Change is Good" Butterfly Mixed Media Bracelet | A hand-stamped DIY project at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hello, friends!  I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now.  I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out.  I was thinking on the […]

Better Than a Card | Copper Tree Framed Art

Stamped and Framed Copper Tree Art at www.happyhourprojects.com | Better Than a Greeting Card

Happy Earth Day!  This is a special day to me, because it was Earth Day 8 years ago that I heard my (now) husband laugh while I was out with one of my girlfriends.  He has a laugh you can recognize instantly… distinctive and also kind of infectious, haha.  But one thing I can say […]