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'Trésor (Treasure) Sweetday' is a 6.5" mohair La De Da' Parisian Inspired Artisan Bear. Sculpted clay nose (no mold, free hand), sculpted leather eye lids with "wet" tear accents around her glass eyes and a touch of glitter around the lids for a magical gaze. The glitter is much more subtle in real light, the studio lights made them much brighter in the photographs. She is a center seam head design, hand shaded. Her arms and legs are thread jointed and her head is wobble jointed for a little movement making her nod more for a shy, "pick me up" appeal. She has extra long arms that hang gracefully and tight to her sides and somewhat of a concave chest to resemble a long loved bear whose stuffing is a bit worn from many hugs. She is created in a matted, sparse, two tones of aquamarine, hand dyed mohair. She has been treated and hand tinted/painted in multiple shades of gray, blush pink and aqua pigments then blended for a watercolor effect around the eyes/cheek area 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. 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 scent....it is very mild.
She wears a hand dyed bit of lovely textured and crinkled pale gold ribbon styled with a faux crystal pin for a bit of la de da' flair. Her vintage gold colored treasure chest charm around her neck inspired her name. She also comes with a sweet perfectly coordinated hand embellished Parisian "vintage letter" pillow filled with poly and lavender. The pillow coordinates perfectly with the colors of the mohair, head ribbon and overall vintage/Parisian feel. She can not stand on her own but can be propped or used in a stand (included). She has a cute 'pigeon toed' stance when standing giving her a certain whimsy.
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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