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Jillyjewel Roseraie a Paris Rose Garden Bear

'Jillyjewel Roseraie' is a 9" mohair La De Da' Parisian Rose Garden, Shabby Artisan Bear. Sculpted clay nose (no mold, free hand), sculpted leather eye lids with "wet" tear accents around her glass eyes for a magical and dimensional 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. Her torso is made entirely of ribbon roses which have been gently aged. She is created in a matted, sparse, two tones of hand dyed blush colored mohair. She has been treated and hand tinted/painted in multiple shades of blush pink and clay 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 and hand detailed french text with designs of crowns, birds, butterflies, shabby ribbon on her head for a bit of la de da' flair. She can stand on her own with a little help in a cute 'pigeon toed' stance giving her a certain whimsy. The inspiration for Jillyjewel is from my own passion for roses. My husband and I grow about 300 rose plants for competition and enjoyment in our garden. I am also an award winning rose photographer and use roses in my digital painting/art often. Naturally, roses have made an appearance in my bear designs :-). 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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