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'Ambre MonAmi' 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 for a realistic gaze. Her mouth is hand painted. 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, white and amber hand dyed mohair. She has been treated and hand tinted/painted in multiple shades of clay and sepia 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, scorched, crinkled shabby style ribbon styled with a faux crystal hat pin on her head and a vintage style cameo around her neck for a bit of la de da' flair. She can not stand on her own but can be propped or used in a stand. 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. Merci!
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