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Details about  OOAK Mink Fur Baby BROWN BEAR CUB teddybear ~ by artist Melisa of Melisa's Bears

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OOAK Mink Fur Baby BROWN BEAR CUB teddybear ~ by artist Melisa of Melisa's Bears

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Mar 20, 2012 15:25:48 EDT
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US $620.00
Approximately C $674.84(including shipping)
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Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
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recycled fox fur

Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears... pleased to present a sweet baby Brown Bear cub...


I am excited to introduce Gitxsan (pronounced Git / san) to you!  I've given him the name of our local First Nations people. This name means “people of the river of mist” - it is such a beautiful name.

As a special for all of you who enjoy my work, I've decided to offer Gitxsan on ebay with a start price of $500 with no reserve.  His "retail" (for want of a better word) is $2000, so this is a chance to get him for much less.  I am not doing as many mink bears lately, they are so labor intensive, so if he wins your heart I hope you will bid on him.

Gitxsan was so enjoyable to create – he is just a bit over 7” inches tall, so I've included some photos of him in my hand.

Gitxsan and I had a great photo shoot. He is so fun to pose that it was hard to stop taking pictures! He is one of those special bears, so soft & full of personality, that is so hard to put down.

Gitxsan is a one of a kind artist bear cub completely designed and hand sewn (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.

Gitxsan is made from gorgeous vintage recycled mink fur. My 13 year old son found this fur (a beautiful, but damaged coat) for me at a local thrift store – he has a good eye for great finds :o)

Gitxsan's adorable face is full of detail. He has an inset muzzle of off white recycled mink. His face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and carefully hand shaded. He has soulful glass eyes which I hand painted in dark brown. He also has moveable eyelids (top and bottom) so he can be posed awake or asleep. I created an adorable black leather nose for him. The inside of his ears is suede which I have hand shaded. I've also given him an open/close mouth with a thread sculpted tongue and epoxy clay teeth. Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another bear cub just like Gitxsan.

Gitxsan's leather paws are thread sculpted and hand shaded. I hand made tiny epoxy clay claws for him which have been shaded and sealed.

Gitxsan is completely handsewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. I have left the area around his neck loosely stuffed to allow for freer head movement. He is fully armatured for lots of fun poses!

If you have any questions or comments about Gitxsan, 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 Gitxsan's pictures!


Gitxsan 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 collectible baby bear cub made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.

Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures for your appreciation and support in my art!

All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.

Please visit my ABOUT ME page to see a sample of the packaging that will come with your creation and for more information about my creations.

All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.

***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Gitxsan with free surface shipping anywhere in the world. This includes up to $1000 insurance (this is the maximum that Canada Post will insure for). Surface delivery usually takes around a week and a half to two weeks within Canada and the United States. Surface delivery to overseas destinations usually takes 4 to 8 weeks (sometimes a little longer), so if you would prefer air delivery, this can be arranged at an additional cost (I will still pay the amount that I would for surface shipping and only charge you for the extra).

***LAYAWAY *** ~ 1/3 payment within 7 days, 1/3 - 30 days after, and the final third, 30 additional days after that. I do not charge a fee for my layaway service. Layaway payments are non-refundable. If you'd like to use this option, please email me before bidding.

***CUSTOMS*** ~ Customs fees, duties and tax will be the buyer's responsibility, according to the country's regulations, as well as delays due to customs regulations. Please do not ask me to mark as gift or to lower the declared value.

***FEEDBACK*** ~ I strive to do my best to make each auction a 5 star one - a five star rating is very important to me. Please consider giving me 5 stars in each area if you are happy with your purchase. Please be aware that I am in northern Canada and ship from a small town, so while I will get your package to the mail within 3 days of payment, I am not responsible for shipping delays - please rate my shipping time star based on my keeping my word as to my handling time. If you feel that you can not give me 5 stars, please contact me so I can do my best to fix any problem or address any concerns you may have.

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Item location: Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada
Shipping to: Worldwide
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Will usually ship within 3 business days of receiving cleared payment[newWindowTxt].

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I want you to be delighted with your "adopted" creation. If you are not, please email me to arrange a return.

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Free shipping is by surface mail which usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to US destinations and 6 - 8 weeks to overseas destinations. Please contact me for a quote if you would like to use Xpresspost instead which takes about 3-5 days to US destinations and about 6 days to overseas destinations.
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