...is pleased to introduce an Adorable Black Bear Cub...
I'm excited to introduce my newest baby bear to you. Her name is Jewel and she is a sweet black bear cub who hopes you'll love her as much as I do! I decided to go with a 10 day auction so her listing would end on a Sunday (April 8).
Jewel and I had a great photo shoot! It was easy to capture her sweet babyness.
Jewel is 8" long and 5” high when standing on all four legs.
Jewel is a one of a kind (OOAK) artist black bear completely designed and hand sewn (no machine sewing) by me, Melisa Nichols. She is very detailed and as such she is her 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 her.
Jewel is made from black short pile faux fur that is sooooo soft!
Jewel's adorable face is full of detail. Her face has been carefully thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and shaded. Her inset muzzle is made from a beige faux fur that has a touch of needle felting just on the top of her muzzle. I used reverse felting needles to add “fur” to this area and shaded it to blend into the rest of her muzzle.
She has soulful black glass eyes with moveable eyelids. I hand sculpted and painted her realistic epoxy clay nose, then sealed it.
Jewel also has an open/close leather mouth with a thread sculpted tongue. I hand sculpted and carved her epoxy clay teeth.
Jewel's detailed leather paws are thread sculpted, sanded to give them a more realistic look, and shaded. I hand sculpted and sealed each of her little claws.
Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another black bear just like Jewel. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern she can be remade from.
Jewel is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in her tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. She is armatured for lots of fun poses!
If you have any questions or comments about Jewel, 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 Jewel's pictures. Thank you for visiting her auction!
Jewel will arrive in a special box with hang tags that include her birth date, a picture of her and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. She is a collectable baby black 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.