I’m not sure how it happened, but in the last couple of years I fell hard for marble. Its muted tones and natural patterns seem elegant and luxurious. So when I would occasionally see marble rectangles attached to discarded trophy bases at thrift stores, it seemed like a shame that they were going to waste. […]
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 […]
I picked out the thread for the tassels on this basket to match a rug in my bedroom (this one from Ikea), but when I was putting it together I realized something weird: each one almost perfectly matches a color that features prominently in my […]
Yesterday I wrote about wanting some summer whites in my wardrobe, and now I’ve fulfilled my craving for a white skirt. I didn’t use a pattern for this one, I just made a waistband (based on what I learned making this one), and gathered a 60″-wide piece of fabric to fit. It only […]
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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