“Dad Rocks” Stamped & Riveted Leather Father’s Day Keychain

"Dad Rocks" Stamped & Riveted Leather Father's Day Keychain at www.happyhourprojects.com

Are you thinking ahead to what you’re going to make for the dad in your life for Father’s Day this year?  Handmade gifts are my favorite, but I’ve got to be honest – I draw a blank when it comes to gifts for guys, most of the time.  I’ve been doing a lot of mixed […]

Dragonfly-Themed Stamped Cuff Bracelet | Video Tutorial

10-Minute Dragonfly-Themed Stamped Cuff Bracelet | Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s 10-minute jewelry project is sponsored by ImpressArt. Happy Friday and happy May!  I don’t know where April went, but hey – we roll with it, right?  I’ve got some fun new products to show you from ImpressArt‘s new line, and it’s the perfect project for jewelry enthusiasts who haven’t made the leap into metal […]

Better Than a Card | Copper Tree Framed Art

Stamped and Framed Copper Tree Art at www.happyhourprojects.com | Better Than a Greeting Card

Happy Earth Day!  This is a special day to me, because it was Earth Day 8 years ago that I heard my (now) husband laugh while I was out with one of my girlfriends.  He has a laugh you can recognize instantly… distinctive and also kind of infectious, haha.  But one thing I can say […]

Etched Peacock Cuff Bracelet

Etched Peacock Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | a 10-Minute Jewelry Project

Hey guys, I’ve got a project for you today that’s both fun and easy!  This etched cuff makes up in minutes with your Sizzix Big Shot (or any of the manual machines) and you can even add a hint of color with alcohol ink.  The possibilities are really endless as far as themes you can […]

DIY Spring Charm Lockets

Spring Stamped Charm Lockets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my favorite things to give when I make jewelry gifts are charm lockets.  People LOVE them because they’re so personal, and they’re a beautiful way of expressing yourself!  New charms can be added, they can be changed for the season or for the occasion, and I’m going to show you today how to add […]

Stamped Floral Scene Bracelet

Floral Scene Stamped Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s 20-minute stamped bracelet project has been sponsored by ImpressArt. I love metal stamping.  If you read here often, you know this is true.  I have been stamping for 3 1/2 years now, and I think it’s just getting more and more fun – especially as new products and patterns are released!  I spied the […]

Embossed and Stamped Leather Bracelet

Embossed and Stamped Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I hope you’re not getting tired of jewelry made with leather, because I’ve really been enjoying all the things I have discovered I can do with it.  You know what that means, don’t you?  I’m dying to show you something new!  I figured out how to emboss leather with a pattern using regular paper crafting […]

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle

Embossed Tree Wire Wrapped Bangle at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a lot of you really seemed to like last week’s video tutorial where I shared how to make wire wrapped beaded bangles.  Well, the style allows for so much versatility that today I added an embossed copper blank to the mix, and made up an earthy copper design.  You don’t have to know how […]