Nests: the Art Elements themed challenge reveal

Happy Spring!

Welcome to the first in our monthly themed challenges! (We have had these seasonally occurring in the past, but have recently switched to all themes, every month. ) Cathy stars us off with the theme: Nests. Her original post was filled with inspiration for jewelry, fibers, all sorts of mediums.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do… ever since this tutorial was released at Sarafina Fiber Arts, I have been thinking of nests. The timing was perfect for Spring and this challenge – and I do so love the colors and textures of the curly dyed sheep’s locks! ( Not to mention I work there part time, and find all the products, colors, textures very inspiring!


The first one – a little wild and unruly. 


Natural colors, mostly… and a scrap of suede.

Sara of Sarafina Fiber Arts shares her tutorials on You tube – you can find the nest tutorial here. When I first saw the nest samples I wanted to fill them with earthy polymer goddesses. So I did:


This is what I originally imagined. 


Under the sea

My stash of curly locks *may* lean heavily to greens, teals, and earthy forest colors – but that works well for an underwater themed nest too.


The river rock balances out the coral as it was a bit heavy. 

And any color works – I made a candy fluff Easter nest for my Mom – including 3 polymer  eggs! This was great fun to do – and I have other nest ideas for my art journal that I just didn’t get completed in time.


One of these things is not like the others….

Please join us on the blog hop today and see what my talented team mates and out guests have created. 

Happy Spring! 

Guest Participants-










AE team members-




Jenny (you are here)






15 thoughts on “Nests: the Art Elements themed challenge reveal

  1. Kathy Lindemer says:

    I bet your mom is going to love the fluffy Easter nest that you made for her –so special. My personal favorite is the underwater themed nest. It is so sweet with the coral and seahorse in it.


  2. cathysmendola says:

    Now I need to make more nests!! I just adore these nests with the curly fibers. What a great idea of filling your nests with goddesses and treasures! And those polymer eggs….LOVE them!
    Fabulous fiber nests;-)
    Thanks for playing along this month.


  3. Kym Hunter says:

    Love your wonderful nests and the treasures you’ve nestled in them! You have definitely made me want to explore using the curly fibers!


  4. Claire says:

    I love your nests with all the found objects! They give the idea that they are actually some random assemblages created by crows or magpies 🙂

    And the last nests with your poylmer clay eggs is so cool with the bright colours, it just made me smile!


  5. niky sayers says:

    Oh YES! I love your nest and you filled them with treasures, this idea really appeals to the magpie in me! These are just beautiful and so very you Jenny, they are just perfect!


  6. Lindsay M Starr says:

    Oh man, these are all great but I really love the underwater nest. At first I thought it was a mermaid nest, but there are all kinds of fishes that make “nests” of various kinds! Brilliant!


  7. Rosantia Petkova says:

    An underwater nest? There’s no limit to creativity, indeed! This fiber medium is so inspiring! I like the first nest, it looks alive with those pods peeking like eyes from the wool 🙂 And each of your creations is so unique!


  8. lesleyhw says:

    Your nests are gorgeous and just my colours to as you knoW! I love the way you created different themes within the main theme…it could go on forever!


  9. Sarajo Wentling says:

    What a fun collection of nests you’ve created!! I love the ones that you’ve added fun goodies to.
    Sorry to be finishing up hopping so very late!


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