Saturday, April 16, 2011

MALACHY, AN EASTER BEAR

I've been missing in action for the last few weeks, trying to get organized after a holiday to Florida.  I'm listing "Malachy, An Easter Bear", the first bear in a while.  He's a little late, since Easter is next weekend, but he really wanted to get in on the celebration.  I hope you like him.

Malachy is 6 1/2 inches tall and made from hand dyed, curly black German mohair.  Malachy is fully disc-jointed, stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot and has amber German glass eyes, a sparse waxed nose and distressed ultra-suede paw pads.  He has been both aged and distressed and is missing small bits of mohair.  Malachy wears a removable, hand made antique style bear collar.  It has also been aged for vintage appeal.

The tiny bunny figurine, made from one of my antique molds. It is made from apoxy sculpt and is 2 3/4" tall. Apoxy sculpt is a very durable medium. The bunny is hand painted with acrylic paints and is signed on the bottom. The bunny figurine fits inside a wooden collector box ( 31/4" x 2 1/3"). The top of the box is covered with an etched sheet, decorated with a bunny and 4 hearts - it has been antiqued to look very old and is attached to the box top with solder.

 The glass ornament contains a reproducion of a beautiful German postcard illustration of two bunnies with a lamb.  The image has been re-sized to 1.5 x 2.5  inches, meticulously decorated with glitter and silver foil swirls and sealed between a piece of beveled glass and heavy acid free art paper, using lead free solder. The ornament has been strung with organza ribbon and is signed on the back.  It has also been aged to look like an antique ornament.  Postage is $15.00.  
SOLD








8 comments:

Margaret said...

I will take him Brenda.
I just couldn't resist him!!

Thanks....Maggie

Brenda said...

Thanks so much, Maggie! I'm mark him sold and send an invoice :o)

hugs,

Brenda

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, what a sweet set up

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

I can not tell you how much I love the aging you have done on this fellow. He really looks right out of the attic. I am such a fan of black bears and his fur is gorgeous. I love the whole set. I can certainly see why it did not last long. Happy Easter!

Brenda said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, Katy :o)

Brenda said...

Thank you, Joanne! I really appreciate you lovely comment :o) Happy Easter to you, too!

customteddys said...

He is wonderful! I really do admire the way your bears truly look like they have been absolutely loved and are ready for more. Hope you had a good time in Florida! Hugs, Vicki

Brenda said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on Malachy, Vicki! Yes, we had a lovely time in Florida and when I get my pictures sorted, I will post some :o)

hugs,

Brenda