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'Faith B. Strong'

'Faith B. Strong' is the first 10.5" La De Da' Breast Cancer Cure/Awareness Artisan Bear. Her legs/feet are a modified hockey stick design. Her long arms hang gracefully and tight to her sides and are wired for posing options. She is created in a matted, sparse, hand dyed petal pink mohair. She has been treated and hand tinted in shades of gray, blush and lavender then blended for a watercolor effect around the eyes and for an aged, vintage appeal throughout the body. She is very well loved, plucked, weathered and worn to look like a bear from yester-year. Center seam head design. Her face has been needle sculpted to create a slightly upturned nose and petite defined chin. Her eyelids are leather, giving her imported glass eyes more depth and emotion. She is stuffed with poly, copper shot (belly) and lavender buds, imported from Provence, France. I am adding lavender to all of my bears for a distinct signature element and to enhance the "hug" experience with a gentle, therapeutic natural scent. Squeezing the buds helps release the is very mild. She is a lovely, "hug me" weight, just under one pound. Faith has an embroidered nose and painted mouth and eye detail. Her arms and legs are thread jointed and her head is wobble jointed for movement making her nod more for a shy, "pick me up" appeal. She wears a wonderful bit of lovely "haute shabby" hand dyed ribbon with a three faux crystal pins for a bit of la de da' flair. Her name "Faith" is engraved on an antiqued brass medallion around her neck. She can not stand on her own but can be propped. Part of the sale of Faith B. Strong will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. Please remember to take preventative measures monthly. All of my designs are one of kind, no two bears are alike. From my heart to your hand....I hope the La De Da' Bears bring you a smile.
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