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…

Jewelry In Candles Giveaway!

Jewelry in Candles Giveaway at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s giveaway is for something really fun: a candle with a jewelry surprise!  I love candles (who doesn’t?) and you all know I LOVE jewelry – so this has been a wonderful treat to enjoy this week.  I got the chance to try out this hazelnut coffee scented candle from Jewelry in Candles, and got… Continue Reading…

Simple Heart Choker Necklace

I spotted these cute ceramic beads in an Etsy shop I worked with recently (I’ll bet telling you more about O and N’s ceramic beads next week – I got some really beautiful Greek beads from Tina’s shop), and knew exactly what I wanted to make – I’ve had an idea for a simple choker necklace… Continue Reading…

Mod Podge Ring

Mod Podge Ring at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a fun paper craft project that I shared over at the Crafts Unleashed blog earlier this year – and in case you missed it, I wanted to show you today how to make a ring from just Mod Podge and paper!  I recycled one of my favorite books that I killed the spine… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped Lucky Penny Charm Necklace

Hand Stamped Lucky Penny Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I think I could use a little luck and positive energy today, so it seems like a fitting day to share this fun lucky penny necklace with you.  This piece is hand-stamped, but if you aren’t into stamping, you can still make a non-stamped version of your own!  I’m going to give tips… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped Spoons

Hand-Stamped Spoon Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you read here regularly, you already know my love for hand-stamped jewelry.  It’s such a fun way to personalize pieces!  I’ve written a beginner’s jewelry stamping tutorial and shared several stamped projects, but it has been quite a while since I really talked technique, or showed you any new products.  That’s kind of the best… Continue Reading…

Year In Review: Best of Happy Hour Projects

Best Of Happy Hour Projects

Happy new year, friends!  Well, nearly.  Today, I want to take a moment to look back on 2013 at some of the most popular projects here at Happy Hour Projects, and thank you readers for coming by and spending a little bit of your day here with me!  If you missed any of these projects… Continue Reading…

Easy Turquoise Statement Necklace

Easy Turquoise Statement Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a VERY easy and beautiful piece to show you today!  If you’re still looking for handmade Christmas gift ideas, put this on your list of projects to try.  Even jewelry beginners can make this simple turquoise statement necklace in less than ten minutes.  It’s also a great piece for a friend with a… Continue Reading…

Glass Bead Macrame Bracelet

Glass Bead Macrame Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Monday!  I have a fun jewelry project for you this morning that uses simple macrame and beads.  In fact, it’s a pretty common design, but if you’ve seen the look and wondered how to do it, I can show you! What you will need: 20 lb. Hemp (you can also use cotton, jute, bamboo… Continue Reading…

Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet

Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s project is a fun wrap bracelet that adds a little bling! I have shared a few beaded wrap bracelets before, and this technique is very similar. I am going to categorize this one as an intermediate jewelry project, but if you’ve ever done any weaving, you will find this to be more simple than… Continue Reading…