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…

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet and $70 Target Giveaway

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning, friends!  Today a group of blogger friends and I teamed up to share a collection of projects with a bird theme.  I’ve got a fun technique to show you for embossing metal blanks to design your own metal charms.  If you thought embossing was just for paper – think again: This two-tone metal… Continue Reading…

Wire Wrapped Faux Stone Polymer Clay Pendant

Wire Wrapped Faux Stone Polymer Clay Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you know my style, you know I love the organic look.  Wood, stone, bone, hammered metals – that’s my style.  I combined a couple of mediums today to create this wire wrapped faux stone pendant – and the pendant is one I made myself, from polymer clay!  It’s not nearly so heavy as stone… Continue Reading…

Hammered Wire and Leather Bracelet

Hammered Wire and Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week I showed you a quick pair of hammered wire earrings, and promised I’d have more to match this week.  I incorporated a little bit of leather cord into this bracelet to match with the organic look of the hammered metal, and I couldn’t stop at just one cord!  Take a look today, and I’ll… Continue Reading…

Simple Hammered Wire Earrings

Basic Hammered Wire Earrings Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

T.G.I.F.  Seriously.  This week has been a killer!  But it’s slated to be a gorgeous weekend around here, and I also have a fabulous new accessory to show you how to make today.  All this craziness in my household has translated to MUST USE HAMMER.  I’ve been playing around with a few hammered wire designs… Continue Reading…

Fathers Day Gift Idea: Hand Stamped Golf Ball Marker

Fathers Day Gift Idea: Hand-Stamped Golf Ball Marker at www.happyhourprojects.com

Is the dad in your life a golfer?  My husband is.  We aren’t good or anything, but we do love to get outdoors and lose a few golf balls. ;) We just got out last weekend for our first 9 of the season, tried a new course, and it was awesome.  I didn’t get to… Continue Reading…

What Does Your Font Say? (And an ImpressArt Metal Stamp Kit Giveaway!)

What Is Your Font Saying? An ImpressArt Metal Stamp Set GIVEAWAY at www.happyhourprojects.com

Get ready, friends, because today’s post is going to be a lot of fun. I’m partnering with ImpressArt Metal Stamps on an awesome starter set giveaway, and we’re going to be talking FONTS! See here’s the thing about most hobbies… when you find something you love, you begin amassing a lot of accessories for it…. Continue Reading…

Sparkle & Shine Stamped Double-Pendant Necklace

Sparkle & Shine Stamped Double-Pendant Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’ve had my eye on a double-pendant necklace for a while now, and I decided to make one up this week.  I was chatting with Tara from Suburble about metal stamping, and since we were on the topic I wanted to get my supplies out and hammer on stuff to make it pretty.  It’s… Continue Reading…

Stamped Metal-Wrapped Stone Pendant

Stamped Metal-Wrapped Stone Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I have a piece to show you today that’s a little more advanced than the normal one-hour tutorials I share, but I had an idea over the weekend that I just had to run with.  I’m still going to give you a brief how-to,… Continue Reading…