My excitement over the rose rings I made last week inspired a new idea. A ring with a tiny nest and teeny, tiny eggs.
So cute and so small...
I needle felted the nest and leaves.
The nest is made with a natural brown wool that has a few shades of brown and some white fibers. It gives it a more natural, nest-like look.
I tried to give the leaves some extra shaping and dimension so they wouldn't look flat.
The tiny eggs were made with polymer clay. They were really tricky to bake because of their tiny size. The first set burned and turned brown almost instantly. On the second try, I had to play around with oven settings and turning the oven off soon after I put them in and then just let them sit in the heat. I had to do that a couple of times to get them to harden but not burn. I love how they turned out. The blue is perfect and I like the subtle marbling.
I attached it all to a ring blank for a cute and whimsical accessory.
I love birds and nests but there's something about teeny, tiny things that make them extra cute.