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Gary a Custom Bear

Introducing a custom 10" La De Da' - Haute Shabby - Artisan Bear. He views the world through imported glass eyes with sculpted leather eye lids with "wet" accents for a magical gaze. His legs/feet are a modified hockey stick design and long arms that hang gracefully and tight to his sides and slight concave chest to resemble a long loved bear whose stuffing is a bit worn from many hugs. He is created in a matted, sparse, hand dyed in two tones of scarlet and deep gray dye. He has been treated and hand tinted/painted in multiple shades of clay, black and blush pink then blended for a watercolor effect around the eyes/cheek area and for an aged, vintage appeal throughout the body. He is very well loved, plucked, weathered and worn to look like a bear from yester-year. Center seam head design.His face has been needle sculpted to create a slightly upturned nose and petite defined chin.He 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, so you get a little bit of relaxation with every hug. He is a lovely weight, just under one pound. His handsome nose is hand sculpted and stained. His mouth is painted and his ears are "chubby" and stuffed for a round full effect. He sports a loosely coiffed, curly mohair tuft of "hair" for a manly distinguished look. His arms and legs are disk jointed and his large head is wobble jointed for movement making him nod more for a shy, "pick me up" appeal. He wears a hand dyed, shabby chic tie with the collectors retirement pin around his neck for a bit of la de da' flair. He can not stand on his own but can be propped. 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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