Welcome to Melisa's Bears





Melisa's Bears...

... introduces a special little owl ...

"Snuggles"

~ On a 7 day Auction ~



I'm very pleased and excited to introduce Snuggles, a tiny baby owl, to you! It was the obvious name for him because he loves to snuggle in your hand.

Many, many hours went into this baby baby owl.  Snuggles was so much fun to create and photograph - I hope you love him as much as I do!  



Snuggles is a one of a kind artist baby owl completely designed and hand sewn (no machine work) 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 creation! Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another owlet just like Snuggles. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Snuggles is hoping that you will find a special place in your heart for him!


 

Snuggles is made from wonderfully realistic synthetic fur.  He is so soft and cuddly!  

Snuggles is such a sweet baby owl, poseable, and full of personality, that you'll have a hard time putting him down! 

 

 

Snuggles has a lot of detail in his sweet little face.  His face has been scissor sculpted. He has premium black glass eyes which are so dark & soulful.  He has ultrasuede eyelids which are moveable.  They add so much personality!  His eyelids can be posed so he can be wide awake, asleep or anywhere in between.

Snuggles has a realistic baby owl beak that I hand sculpted from epoxy clay without the use of any molds. It has been shaded and sealed.

 

 

Snuggles is has full wire armature for posing. His wings, legs and each individual toe are individually wired for posing. His tiny claws are wire and epoxy resin.

   

 

 

Snuggles is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets and an extra portion of cuddles.  Snuggles can pose in almost any way a real baby owl can.  He is so fun to pose!

 

 

Snuggles stands at about 2.5 inches tall. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you've enjoyed viewing Snuggles! Thank you for visiting his auction!

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Snuggles 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 owlet 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!

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 Snuggles 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.


***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.