Hand Stamped Gift Ideas | Stamped Wine Stopper

Hand Stamped Gift Ideas | Stamped Wine Stopper at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Well, if you’re like me, you’re on the lookout right now for handmade gift ideas.  I spotted a wine stopper with a blank bezel recently, and I knew that I wanted to stamp a metal blank to add my own special message! I’m an ImpressArt blogger who is always trying to think up […]

Double Charm DIY Hand Stamped Necklace

Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle | Hand Stamped Necklace Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So not too long ago, I saw a mantra tacked to someone’s corkboard that I just loved.  When you are your own business, you’re always chasing leads, checking messages, and when you’re in the creative business you’re even jotting ideas down straight out of the shower sometimes (ahem).  So when I sat down to stamp […]

DIY Hand Stamped Jewelry | Fall Leaf Earrings

DIY Hand Stamped Jewelry | Fall Themed Leaf Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Is it Friday yet?  No?  Well, if we’re not there yet, then let’s at least have a little fun making DIY hand stamped jewelry today.  I am getting so excited for the best parts of fall – the cooler notes, the smell of leaves, jackets and boots, and all the colors of autumn! […]

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 […]

Altered Art Bracelets | A Mixed Media Project

Altered Art Bracelets | A mixed media jewelry project using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® to create tiny, wearable works of art at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I hope you’re all having a fantastic week.  School starts this week in my neck of the woods, so we are finally settling down into that autumn routine.  I had a chance to spend some time in the studio this week playing with a new product that today’s sponsor, Faber-Castell, sent me from […]

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 […]

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 […]