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 […]
One of my favorite elements to use in my home is rocks. Which doesn’t sound very attractive, but I’m not talking about any old piece of earth. I prefer chunks of marble, fossils, minerals, and crystals. Mostly they just sit around and look pretty, but these particular rocks have a job to do: holding back […]
After I made my geometric himmeli gems, I couldn’t decide quite where to put them. This one went over a plant on my bookshelf, and I knew that I wanted to dangle the other two from the ceiling, but I couldn’t make up my mind where. Clearly what […]
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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