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 […]

Stamped Keychain – For Writers (Or For Anyone)

Stamped Key Chain 1

Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month?  It is!  There are thousands of writers busting out novels in the 30 days of this month.  I am pretty involved in my local region – I’m not writing a novel this year, but I still help get the events off the ground – and, […]

Stamped Heart Framed Necklace Tutorial & ImpressArt Stamp Set Giveaway

Wire Wrapped Heart Stamped Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you to ImpressArt for sponsoring today’s awesome metal stamping giveaway! It’s no secret if you read here… well, ever, that I totally love metal stamping and jewelry stamping.  I’ve been sharing stamped jewelry tutorials and ideas for a few years now, and I get really excited every time I see the product line expanded […]

Riveted Flower Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have another riveted metal project for you to check out today for layering metals and creating dimension.  I made up this necklace for my daughter – who was totally thrilled with it, by the way!  There are a few techniques I am going to show you, and you can combine them in any way […]

ART*CRAFT Stamped Bar Necklace

Art-Craft Stamped Bar Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’ve been chatting a lot with some local artists – and crafters – and there seems to be a delineation between “art” and “crafts”.  I really don’t see the distinction, personally.  An artist is a craftsman (or, craftswoman?), and crafting is an artistic endeavor, too.  They go hand in hand, I believe.  So in […]

Beaded Neon Bungee Bracelets

Beaded Bungee Bracelets in Neon Colors at www.happyhourprojects.com

So if you read here often, you probably know that I’m on a couple design teams for other blogs, and today I want to share one of my favorite bracelet projects that I shared over at Crafts Unleashed a few months back: beaded bungee bracelets in fun neon colors.  If you didn’t see it over […]