Meet Ash,the grizzly cub.
This is the way (at least for a while) I will be selling the bears. The more elaborate bears will still go to eBay. I hope this will work, it is the fairest way I can think of to sell them.
If you click on the photos they will expand.
Ash is about 17-1/2” tall standing, (he does not stand alone) 13” sitting.
He is made of Tissavel, which is a luxury faux fur. It is a beautiful tipped fur, lighter at the base with warm brown tips. This type of tipped fur is not easy to work with. I do a lot of trimming and shaping on the bears. When the fur is cut away what is left is light fur, I have done a good bit of shading with an airbrush and inks to put the color back into the fur. His fur has stayed very soft.
His face is needle felted, after the felting is done I unravel the fur strands from a piece of the same fabric, and with the felting needle I root it back into the face, strand by strand. It gives a very natural look.
His nose is also needle felted, it is done as one piece as I work on the muzzle. The nose is sealed and sanded many times to give it a realistic look. I then add layers of paint sealing in between to add depth.
His eyes are glass doll eyes, they are from a taxidermy site, and are beautiful and realistic.
His paws are leather, his claws are sculpted of resin clay.
Ash has nine joints. He has no neck joint, instead a spine made of plastic armature that goes from his head to his tail. It can be bent over and over without the worry of it breaking. He also has the same type of armature in his arms.
His legs have joints inside the fur. He has a joint at his knees and ankles. It allows for a deeper bend of those joints.
He is filled with polyester, wool, soft silicone pellets and some bbs for added weight. He is softly stuffed to allow for ease of movement.
Ash comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, a picture hang tag, and his honey pot, which I made for him.
His adoption fee is $1,350.00 + shipping.
Shipping will be Insured Priority Mail. A signature will be required for delivery.
Shipping in the US is $25.00, Shipping cost is determined by location, so if it is less I will refund the extra.
International Shipping is $45.00.
International Customers: Because I ship fully insured I must declare the full price on the customs forms. Any taxes that your country charges are your responsibility to pay. I cannot devalue the bear or mark the item as a gift.
Please feel free to ask questions about Ash. You may leave them with your email address in the comment section and I will get back to you, or you may click on the letter on the right hand sidebar and an email will pop up.