Welcome to Melisa's Bears



Melisa's Bears...

... introduces "Branwyn"

an Adorable and Rare White Raven Chick...

~*~     on a 7 day listing     ~*~

I'm thrilled to introduce Branwyn ~ a white raven chick! White ravens are very rare and beautiful! I've named this little raven chick Branwyn, a combination of two Welsh names: “Bran”, meaning “raven”, and “Wyn”, meaning “fair, white”.

Creating and photographing Branwyn was so much fun! He is such a warm bundle of fluff and is so hard to put down! I hope you love him as much as I do!

Branwyn is a one of a kind artist baby raven chick 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 do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Branwyn is made from very soft and luxurious vintage recycled blond mink fur from a vintage stole. Branwyn has been completely lined as are all my real fur creations. He is about 4” inches tall.

Branwyn's sweet baby face is very detailed. His face has been scissor sculpted and thread sculpted. He has soulful black glass eyes and moveable eyelids - he can be posed awake, sleepy or asleep (his eyelids close as far as shown in the photos). I hand sculpted a one of a kind realistic epoxy clay beak for him which I hand shaded and sealed. Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another raven chick just like Branwyn.

Branwyn has realistic feet with individually wired toes which he can use to grip your finger or a branch. I've given him epoxy clay talons which I hand sculpted and hand carved to give them extra realism. They've been shaded and sealed.  His wings are armatured as well.

Branwyn is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. He is armatured for lots of fun poses!

I hand knit Branwyn's toque (knit cap) and it is included in his auction. He loves to cuddle in it!

If you have any questions or comments about Branwyn, 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 Branwyn's pictures. Thank you for visiting his auction!

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Branwyn will arrive with his toque in a special box with hang tags that include him birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable baby raven made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts. Any props in the photos are not included.

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!

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 Branwyn with free surface shipping anywhere in the world. This includes up to $1000 insurance for most countries (Canada Post will not insure to all countries). 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.


***LAYAWAY *** ~ 1/3 payment within 7 days, 1/3 - 30 days after, and the final third, 30 additional days after that. For auctions over $1000 alternative layaway plans can be arranged. 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.