...is pleased to introduce a Miniature Recycled Mink Kermode Bear Cub
~*~ on a 5 day listing ~*~
I'm so pleased to introduce my newest recycled mink Kermode bear.... Tixwa! His name is the Haisla word for “black bear”. The Haisla are the First Nations people who live in part of the area where Kermode black bears are found in the wild. It is very close to where I live and we have seen a few of these amazingly beautiful bears in their natural habitat.
Tixwa is a one of a kind artist Kermode 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 of love and effort went into this creation!
Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another Kermode bear cub just like Tixwa . I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.
Tixwa is 4” tall.
Tixwa is made from soft and luxurious recycled off-white mink fur from a vintage coat.
Tixwa 's adorable face is full of detail! His face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded. He has soulful black glass eyes with eyelids that can be posed open or closed, or anywhere in between.
Tixwa has an epoxy clay nose that I hand sculpted free form (no molds), painted and sealed.
Tixwa 's leather paws are thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded.
Tixwa is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. He is fully armatured for lots of fun poses!
If you have any questions or comments about Tixwa , 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 Tixwa 's pictures. Thank you for visiting his auction!
Tixwa 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 Kermode bear cub made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts. Any props I may use in the photos are not included in the auction unless otherwise stated.
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.
***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Tixwa 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. I do not charge a fee for my layaway service. Layaway payments are non-refundable. If you'd like to use this option, or would like to arrange an alternative layaway plan, 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.
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