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 […]
After I posted my tutorial for a tassel chain necklace last week, I started thinking about different types of tassels, and how to make them. I’ve shared a tutorial for how to make leather bag tassels and beaded tassels, but I had never made tassels from thread. So I made […]
After I went a few months without being able to go down into my basement, when I finally did make it back down there, I was dismayed by how messy it was. So I started trying to organize some of my supplies. While doing so, I came across a whole lot of random lengths of […]
Necklaces are one of my favorite things to make. They can do wonders to spice up a boring outfit, but they’re relatively quick and easy. Especially this one. The only special equipment you need is pliers, so putting this together shouldn’t be hard even for a novice DIY-er. And you can totally customize it with […]
Today I had plans to do a completely different project, but it didn’t work out because I was missing some key components (story of my life). Anyway, while I was unsuccessfully trying to find the supplies, I came across this cool spiked chain that I’d been meaning to use for some […]
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.