Probably well over a year ago, I was excited to find a cool candle holder at a thrift store. After I got it home, I realized that it took a non-standard candle size. Smaller than tapers, but bigger than birthday candles. Maybe it’s standard elsewhere (in Northern Europe? The design could be Scandinavian), but not in the […]
These copper and marble candleholders represent a couple of my weaknesses. One is reusing materials or items that would otherwise be discarded. Before I can get rid of anything, I ask myself whether I could somehow use it. Recently I’ve been saving eggshells for my garden, avocado pits for a future blog project […]
The classic primary red and green Christmas colors just don’t do it for me. In the past we’ve had a tree with only white and silver decorations, and last year I made geometric paper ornaments in pastel pink, blue, and teal. Now that I look at them, I realize that the pink and blue are […]
As I’ve said many times, I’m a big fan of rocks and minerals (evidence: my geode jewelry box and crystal curtain tiebacks). One type that I particularly like is agate slices. So when I saw an overpriced vase with agate slices on the side, I knew I had to […]
Recently I became really intrigued by the combination of thread and brass. I don’t think it was any one piece that inspired me, it was more a slow accumulation. But after I started making tassels for my basket, I realized that I wanted to try another take on tassel earrings. And so these babies […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.
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