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 […]

Firecracker Treats in Tube Containers

Easy Firecracker Treat Tubes at www.happyhourprojects.com

As we head into the week of Independence Day, I am putting together our plans and I spotted these treat tubes, which I thought would make for a really fun treat for the kids when we head out to the parade this weekend.  I added a little something extra  to make them special (I saw […]

“Change is Good” Butterfly Stamped Mixed Media Bracelet

"Change is Good" Butterfly Mixed Media Bracelet | A hand-stamped DIY project at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hello, friends!  I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now.  I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out.  I was thinking on the […]

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace | A mixed media jewelry tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I have been flat-out LOVING the layering trends, in case you haven’t noticed.  I’ve been making layered and multi-strand bracelets for a while now, and now that I’m seeing more and more necklaces stacked and layered… oh I am ALL. OVER. IT.  Today’s mixed media project has a boho feel to it, and it’s […]

Faux Locket Stamped Story Book Necklace

Faux Locket Story Book Necklace | Personalized with metal stamping and rivets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Every so often, I get an idea in my head that I have no idea if it will work, but I can’t stop thinking about it until I try it.  This was one of those: the faux locket.  And I’m so happy to share that it worked wonderfully!  I bound two pewter blanks together, book-style, […]

Teacher Appreciation Personalized Lockets

Personalized Teacher Appreciation Lockets | A Great End of the School Year Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys! I know I’m behind for Teacher Appreciation week, but I looked at the calendar this week to discover that my daughter only has FIVE days left of preschool this year.  What?  How did that happen?  Haha.  Anyway, I want to put a little something together for her teachers before summer break, and thought […]