Hand Stamped Jewelry | Tiny Brass Disc Charm Necklace

Hand Stamped Jewelry | Tiny Brass Disc Charm Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I’ve seen a whole bunch of tiny disc charm necklaces recently – they’re a hot accessory this fall!  So, of course, I have to make one for myself.  The minimalist design of this piece means that it’s really simple piece to make.  It can be done in 10 minutes or less, which makes it a […]

How to Make a Hand Stamped Necklace | The Basics

How to Make a Hand Stamped Necklace | The Basics at www.happyhourprojects.com

My daughter and I are headed out of town this weekend on a girls’ getaway (well, I’ll be doing some work, too, but it’s mainly a weekend to play!) and part of our emergency plan is talking this week about what she should do if we get separated.  It’s also part of our plan for […]

Simple Hammered Brass Earrings

Simple Hammered Brass Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

You guys all know that I *love* hammering on metal.  I am a huge fan of metal stamping, but there are some really pretty techniques you can use that don’t require many specialty tools – like hammering metals like brass to add texture.  It’s quick, it’s satisfying, and it’s probably a lot less intimidating than […]

Stamped and Enameled Great Lakes Necklace

Great Lakes Stamped & Enameled Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I went mixed-media crazy the other day, and made up a stamped and enameled necklace inspired by my home state (shout out to my fellow Michiganders)!  This is a really special piece to me made of all my favorite things!  It’s jewelry, it’s stamped, riveted, cold enameled, AND it’s my beautiful home. I […]

Stamped and Enameled Family Washer Necklace

Cold Enameled Family Stamped Washer Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week I shared some tips about stamping on washers, which is a really nice way to personalize a piece.  Personally, though, I’m always playing around with what else I can add, or what I can combine to come up with a mixed-media style that I love.  So I played with a technique called cold-enameling […]

I’ll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace

I'll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com | A tutorial for hand-stamping your own washer necklace

Recently, my cousin talked to me about  a hand-stamped washer necklace she wanted (you know, one of those not-so-subtle hints for her family?) and together, we designed a piece that was really special to her using a quote from the book she read to her son ever since he was small.  It’s probably one that you […]

DIY Etched Metal Earrings

Etched Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com | Use paper crafting techniques on metal blanks for a great mixed media look.

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun project today that lets you add texture to metal blanks creating a great boutique look – with your Sizzix Big Shot!  That’s right – we’re going beyond paper crafting today to create these textured dangle DIY earrings. In addition to your Sizzix Big Shot, you’ll need some jewelry tools, and […]

Turquoise Bead Ladder Necklace

Turquoise Bead Ladder Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got a fun turquoise necklace I want to share with you guys today, as I hit the road to Chicago this weekend (and I’m totally wearing it).  I typically share totally beginner-friendly projects, but since this one was a personal piece, I’m going to classify it as intermediate.  I’ll still share a bit of […]