Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet

Bird Nest Stamped and Braided Hemp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well I couldn’t resist another bird-themed stamped project with Beaducation’s “Be an original” contest.  I just couldn’t.  It’s a challenge that’s metal stamping. That has Adrianne written all over it. Or maybe stamped all over it, like so. What do you think?  (If you like it, you can click to vote for it in the challenge!  I… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse

Stamped Copper Roof Birdhouse at www.happyhourprojects.com

So it’s no secret that my metal stamping has become a bit of an obsession.  I hope you’re all still enjoying the projects.  I’m loving putting hammers to metal.  Today’s project takes metal stamping beyond jewelry with a copper sheet to embellish a craft staple: the wooden birdhouse. Before we get started, I’ve got a… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers – Video Tutorial

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers - Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

I put my herb garden together this weekend (and we already raided it for Sunday dinner) and thought I’d whip up a quick set of spoon and fork garden markers to go along with it!  If you read here often, you know I LOVE metal stamping.  It’s a quick technique for personalizing all kinds of… Continue Reading…

Stamped Spoon Teacher Appreciation Tea Set

Stamped Spoon Teacher Appreciation Tea Set at www.happyhourprojects.com #CraftLightning

I’m playing a round of Craft Lightning today, with a 15-minute-or-less teacher appreciation-themed project!  If you haven’t heard of Craft Lightning before, it’s a themed collection of quick crafts that my friends at The Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts organize, so be sure to stop by this week to get LOTS of great teacher… Continue Reading…

Handmade Wedding Gift Ideas: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet

Handmade Wedding Gifts: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was recently reminded that despite the snow, wedding season is fast approaching this year!  I’ve had a few people ask me about handmade wedding gift ideas already.  I actually have a really sweet gift idea for the bride-to-be (or perhaps a bridesmaid gift from the crafty bride) in this mixed media bracelet. I’m not… Continue Reading…

Hand-Stamped Copper Cuff

Hand Stamped Copper Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Sometimes, a little sass is all I need to perk up. Such is the case this week: sass and crafts.  It’s totally a thing.  I hammered out some stress on a new bracelet.  I think that’s the awesome thing about metal stamping – if you have your stamps, and you have a few blanks, you… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped Spoons

Hand-Stamped Spoon Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you read here regularly, you already know my love for hand-stamped jewelry.  It’s such a fun way to personalize pieces!  I’ve written a beginner’s jewelry stamping tutorial and shared several stamped projects, but it has been quite a while since I really talked technique, or showed you any new products.  That’s kind of the best… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped and Framed Charm Necklace

Hand Stamped Framed Mommy Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, so I’m sure it’s obvious that I spent some quality time over the weekend with my jewelry stamps and made some stamping projects, haha.  I shared one mommy necklace on Monday, and I also made up a second and totally different style as well.  (Because when I’m in the mood for something different, it… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped and Riveted Mommy Necklace

Hand Stamped and Riveted Mother and Child Mommy Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my favorite pieces of jewelry was a necklace I had stamped after Raya was born with our family’s names on it.  But as you know if you read here often – we had an addition this summer, and I needed to update my very favorite piece with another name!  I made up this… Continue Reading…