...is pleased to introduce a Sweet Lifelike Fantasy Bear Cub...
I'm so excited to introduce my newest bear to you! His name is Ebri which is an Ottoman Turkish name meaning “cloud” - I thought that suited him so well since he is so fluffy! This time I've created a fantasy bear with realistic details... much fluffier than a real bear :o) Ebri and I are both hoping you'll love him as much as I do!
When standing, Ebri is 8" tall.
Ebri is a one of a kind (OOAK) artist bear completely designed and handsewn (no machine sewing) by me, Melisa Nichols. He is very detailed and as such he is his own unique individual and can not be duplicated ~ a true one of a kind. Many, many hours went into this baby! I am no longer doing special orders and will not be creating another one like him.
Ebri is made from recycled fox fur from a vintage coat. This fur is extremely soft & fluffy! He does have a little bear tail, but it is hard to see with all that fluff. I limited my scissor sculpting to his face and paws so that he would keep most of his super soft long fur.
Ebri's adorable face is full of detail. His face has been carefully thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and shaded. He has soulful glass eyes which I handpainted in brown and black to look like real bear eyes. He also has moveable open/close eyelids – they can completely shut. I hand sculpted his realistic nose from epoxy clay, then carefully painted and sealed it so that he has a matte finish on the outside of his nose and a wet-look finish inside his nostrils. His closed mouth is thread sculpted and shaded.
Ebri's paws were very time consuming. He has leather paw pads which I thread sculpted and shaded so he would have cute baby bear paws. I've also given him claws which I sculpted from epoxy clay, hand painted and sealed. Then I added some extra shading for realism to the rest of his paws.
Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another bear just like Ebri. I work from drawings and do not make a pattern, so I do not have a pattern that I can remake him with.
Ebri is completely handsewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. He is cotterpin jointed (5 joints) and has wire armature in his arms and legs for lots of fun poses!
If you have any questions or comments about Ebri, please email me me... I'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to be on my mailing list, please let me know – I send out an email whenever I have a new creation ready for ebay.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of Ebri's pictures. Thank you for visiting his auction!
Ebri will arrive in a special box with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable baby bear made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.
Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures! You've made every auction such a fun & enjoyable experience and I truly appreciate your appreciation and support!
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All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.