Stamped and Riveted Floral Layered Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I liked the floral riveted earrings I designed last week so well that I decided to make them part a matched set!  I stamped up this layering necklace to go along with it, adding a personalized banner blank to the mix.  I stamped my name on it (I guess I was feeling all self-centered that […]

Last-Minute Grandma Gift: Kids’ Handmade Clay Ornament

Clay Snowflake Ornament at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you’re looking for a project to keep your kids busy these last few days before Christmas, or if the Grandma in your family is like my mom and expects something handmade (works for me!) – we made this sweet ornament yesterday as a last-minute gift.  There are lots of options to personalize it, but […]

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 […]

Riveted Flower Necklace

Stamped and Riveted Floral Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have another riveted metal project for you to check out today for layering metals and creating dimension.  I made up this necklace for my daughter – who was totally thrilled with it, by the way!  There are a few techniques I am going to show you, and you can combine them in any way […]

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal and Leather

Mixed Media Bracelet: Stamped and Riveted Metal on Leather at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you read here often, you know I love working with metal.  I layered a bunch of pieces together to make today’s bracelet design, and it’s a really awesome piece (if I do say so myself).  There’s a few different metal and jewelry techniques in this piece so I’m going to call it an intermediate […]

Stamped Butterfly Necklace

Butterfly Stamped Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So you may have seen last week that I got into setting eyelets.  And yeah, I am hooked.  I thought it would be a great addition to this necklace idea that I have had in mind for a little while.  I wanted a wide charm, but attaching the chain directly the blank doesn’t allow it […]