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 […]

“Bloom” Wire Wrapped Floral Scene Pendant

Bloom Wire Wrapped Floral Scene Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had a lot of fun making today’s pendant.  My wire wrapping is of course not flawless, but it was fun to combine elements to create an actual theme that’s meaningful to me.  I used center-drilled beads, wire, and a stamped blank to create a floral scene.  It’s actually a lot more spring-themed than what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]