Welcome to Melisa's Bears



Melisa's Bears...

... introduces "Pippin"

an Adorable Baby Duckling...

~*~     on a 7 day listing     ~*~

I'm thrilled to introduce Pippin ~ a baby duckling who I just finished today!

Creating and photographing Pippin 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!

Pippin is a one of a kind artist baby baby duckling 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 or molds - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Pippin is made from very soft and luxurious vintage recycled blond mink fur from a vintage stole. Pippin has been completely lined as are all my recycled fur creations. He is about 5 inches tall.

Pippin'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 this detailed work has so many variables, I will never be able to create another baby duckling just like Pippin.

Pippin has realistic feet with individually wired toes and webbed feet – they can be posed in different ways. I've given him epoxy clay claws which I hand sculpted and hand carved to give them extra realism. They've been shaded and sealed.  His wings are armatured as well.

Pippin 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!

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

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Pippin 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 duck 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!

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 Pippin 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.