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,… Continue Reading…

Leather Charm Bracelet

Leather Charm Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s fall, and oh leather, how I love thee when the weather turns cooler. ;) It was my mission to make a simplified version of a wrap bracelet, bet even though I really liked the look, I thought it was still a little plain.  So when leather looks plain, you dress it up with metal,… Continue Reading…

Leather Eyelet Bracelet

Leather Eyelet Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was in the mood for a little leather and metal when I sat down to make today’s project.  I’ve really been enjoying adding eyelets to my projects and so I thought I’d take it a step further… and add a lot of them!  This leather cuff really doesn’t require any skills beyond hammering! I’ll leave… Continue Reading…

Stamped Butterfly Necklace

Butterfly Stamped Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So you may have seen last week that I got into setting eyelets.  And yeah, I am hooked.  I thought it would be a great addition to this necklace idea that I have had in mind for a little while.  I wanted a wide charm, but attaching the chain directly the blank doesn’t allow it… Continue Reading…

Stamped Charm Bangle, and How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks

Stamped Charm Bangle & How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks at www.happyhourprojects.com

Fair warning, friends: I just tried adding eyelets to my jewelry projects last night.  You probably know where this is going… get ready to see eyelets on all kinds of things now.  Seriously, how am I just now trying this??  It’s SO easy, and it finishes punched holes in blanks such a professional-looking way!  An… Continue Reading…

Spiral Hammered Wire Earrings

Hammered Wire Spiral Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you’ve been keeping tabs on my jewelry projects lately, you know I’ve been hammering wire a lot!  I’ve really been enjoying the flexibility of form and the textures and finishes you can create by hammering.  The hardest part of today’s tutorial is getting your two pieces to match to make an earring set, but… Continue Reading…

Soda Pop Tab Upcycled Bracelet Tutorial

Soda Pop Tab Recycled Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So the classic geographic question in the states: is it soda, pop, or Coke where you live?  I had a hard time trying to decide what to call this one today.  I asked on Facebook last week, and most of you said when you open a can of indulgent bubbly beverage, it’s a soda.  (Though… Continue Reading…

“Rocco’s Heart” Standing Wire Name Form

"Rocco's Heart" Standing Name Wire Form at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Kevin and I are going to a charity golf outing today.  I can’t decide if my heart is light or heavy about it.  Some friends of ours lost their son Rocco a little over 6 years ago to HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), and their foundation organizes an annual outing.  I think the longer… Continue Reading…