Melisa's Bears... pleased to introduce a huge brown phase black bear cub


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I'm so excited to introduce Barrett, my new bear cub! At 24”, he is a huge hug of a bear :) He is such a sweet baby and I hope you will love him as much as I do!

Barrett was so enjoyable to create and photograph – so much fun to pose!

Barrett is a one of a kind artist 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 went into this baby!

Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another baby just like Barrett. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Barrett is made from gorgeous recycled pieced martin fur from a vintage jacket. This martin fur is a lot like mink, only with longer fur. All of this coat was used in Barrett, so he is definitely one-of-a-kind!

Barrett's adorable face is full of detail. He has an inset muzzle of recycled blonde mink fur and his face has been thread sculpted, scissor sculpted and hand shaded. He has soulful hand painted glass eyes. He also has moveable eyelids (top and bottom) so he can be posed awake, sleepy or sleep. I created a realistic hand shaded epoxy clay nose for him.

Barrett's leather paws are thread sculpted and hand shaded. I made him individual epoxy clay claws, painted and sealed them.

Barrett is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. Barrett is 5 way jointed with cotter pin and disk joints and he is fully armatured (including his tail) for lots of fun poses! 

Eye detail close up :)

Barrett is completely lined as are all my real recycled fur creations.

If you have any questions or comments about Barrett, 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 Barrett's pictures. Thank you for visiting him here!


Barrett will arrive with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable baby bear cub made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.

Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures!

All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.

***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Barrett 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. 

***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.