Recycled Tin Music Box Locket

Recycled Tin Music Box Locket Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, I know this is two music box necklaces this week, which is probably at least twice as many ideas as any one person needs in this particular category, but I’m just so excited about how this little locket came together that I had to share with you today!  (If you missed the other one, […]

Always Be A Unicorn Stamped Cuff Bracelet

Always Be A Unicorn Stamped Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

There is a phrase going around (or maybe it’s just going around in my circles) that I am totally in love with.  Always be yourself.  Unless you can be a unicorn, then, always be a unicorn.  I mean… it just sums up how fabulous and rare any person being true to themselves can be!  So […]

How to Give a Personalized Locket Gift

How To Give a Living Locket Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

So as much as I love personalized lockets – because they are personal – it can be a really hard gift to give to someone you don’t know really, really well.  I mean, my locket has all kinds of details about me inside.  But for most of my friends, there’s really only one or two […]

How to Make Personalized Serving Utensils

Hand Stamped Canape Knife at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had so much fun with today’s idea, guys.  It was one of those light bulb ideas after having seen some serving utensils where you could add your own beads – I picked up a canape knife knowing I wanted to do something with it, but not quite sure of what.  I saw some new […]

DIY Heart Clasp Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love it when a project comes together just how I want it to.  I’m so excited to share this one with you today – as I was doing some wire wrapping for another design, I had an idea.  And 10 minutes later, I had this sweet heart-clasp wire bangle!  It requires basic wire wrapping and […]

Stamped Keychain – For Writers (Or For Anyone)

Stamped Key Chain 1

Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month?  It is!  There are thousands of writers busting out novels in the 30 days of this month.  I am pretty involved in my local region – I’m not writing a novel this year, but I still help get the events off the ground – and, […]

Stamped Heart Framed Necklace Tutorial & ImpressArt Stamp Set Giveaway

Wire Wrapped Heart Stamped Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you to ImpressArt for sponsoring today’s awesome metal stamping giveaway! It’s no secret if you read here… well, ever, that I totally love metal stamping and jewelry stamping.  I’ve been sharing stamped jewelry tutorials and ideas for a few years now, and I get really excited every time I see the product line expanded […]

“Bloom” Wire Wrapped Floral Scene Pendant

Bloom Wire Wrapped Floral Scene Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had a lot of fun making today’s pendant.  My wire wrapping is of course not flawless, but it was fun to combine elements to create an actual theme that’s meaningful to me.  I used center-drilled beads, wire, and a stamped blank to create a floral scene.  It’s actually a lot more spring-themed than what […]