One of the side effects of being a DIY blogger is that I’m always looking for ideas for new projects. So I try to stay on top of trends, and one I came across recently that seems like it would be perfect for the holiday season is circle barrettes. Simple and elegant, it […]
I’ve been wanting my own black-and-white slogan tee for a while now, but I could never find one with a saying I liked. So of course the answer was to make my own. You can buy iron-on letters, which would be the easier way to make this tee, but I couldn’t find any […]
Pattern from here.
Last week I got a new phone , along with a new case to help keep its screen crack-free. Aside from being super slow, my old phone did have a slightly cracked screen, but considering how many times I’d dropped it, it was pretty […]
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 […]
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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