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Introducing Milo, hand sewn from contrasting long pile dense alpaca, in deep chocolate brown with dark tips and beige alpaca.
Measuring 28cm seated, locline spine/arms,
Needle felted face, nose and eyelids using Australian merino wool, fur on face has been re-rooted so Milo has a natural grizzly bear look. Nose has been sanded and sealed for a realistic look. Paw pads individually crafted from beige ultrasuede and tinted using dry brushed oil paints.

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NIKKEL BEARS by Margaret Burke

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As a self-taught soft sculpture artist, I am proud to have created many award-winning bears since 2007.
Located on the beautiful and pristine south coast of NSW, Australia - I spend a lot of time and thought designing my creations to ensure each one has its own unique personality, from the smallest detail in hand-painting glass eyes, using advanced techniques and creating unique and original costumes - each one is a joy for me to create as a one-of-a-kind original piece for you to love and cherish.



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COBALT

by NIKKEL BEARS by Margaret Burke

Size: 25cm Seated-28cm Standing


Price: $ 285.00
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This listing is available for layby for a deposit of: $ 150.00
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This show has ended but the item may still be available. Please contact the artist for more information.

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Cobalt is hand-sewn from soft, dense pile ivory coloured Shulte mohair.
I have spent a lot of time on his face, from the custom-hand painted English glass eyes in deep sapphire with sparkling highlights, to his needle felted face, using quality Australian merino wool in a warm beige colour. I have also needle felted his eyelids and his nose, which is then sanded and sealed multiple times to create a realistic look.
Cobalt's paws have also been needle felted in the same warm beige merino wool, which also is sanded and sealed.
I have shaded Cobalt using a combination of dry-brushed oil paints and pastels to create a wonderful depth of light and shade, especially around his expressive eyes.
He is filled with polyester and a little steel shot for weight.
Cobalt's removable collar is also hand-made by me, using faux fur in a vibrant sapphire colour to match his eyes, lined with felt and tied with satin ribbon, each end decorated with faux black pearls and a diamantè rondel. The front of the collar is intricately beaded with faux pearls and beads in varying shades from black and white pearls, to deep sapphire and aquamarine coloured glass beads.
As a Nikkel Bears original OOAK, Cobalt will arrive to you beautifully gift-boxed, with his Nikkel Bears tush tag and Certificate of Authenticity.
Please be aware that as Cobalt is an adult collectable, and contains small pieces, he is unsuitable for small children.
Cobalt's price includes shipping/insurance, and I will email you with his parcel tracking number once lodged with Australia Post.
Please note that there may be disruptions to delivery services globally due to the Covid-19 restrictions, however I am happy to hold your bear until you are ready for me to ship him to you - just let me know at the time of purchase if you would prefer this option.


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MILO

by NIKKEL BEARS by Margaret Burke

Size: 28cm Seated


Price: $ 350.00
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This listing is available for layby for a deposit of: $ 150.00
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This show has ended but the item may still be available. Please contact the artist for more information.

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Designed to sit, baby bare cub Milo has been hand-sewn from realistic long-pile, silky Shulte mohair in deep chocolate brown with black tips, and his chest and face are sewn from lattè coloured alpaca.
Milo has hand-painted German glass eyes, and I have spent a considerable amount of time on his face, firstly by needle felting and then re-rooting short-pile mohair over the whole face, similar to how a real baby bear cub would look. His eyelids are also needle felted and sealed, and his nose has been needle felted in a quality chocolate brown Australian Merino wool, which I then sanded and sealed to create the realism of a natural look.
His paw pads are created from neutral coloured ultra suede, which I then shaded using dry-brushed oil paints finished with pastels to create a depth of light and shade. Each of his toes and 'fingers' has been individually crafted before being applied to the paws and feet.
His ears also feature contrasting furs in the same shades as his face/chest and these too have been shaded using dry-brushed oil paints and pastels.
Milo is filled with polyester and steel shot for a nice weighty feel, and has a loc-line skeleton through his body/neck/head and arms and is fully posable.
To compliment the complex techniques used to make Milo, he is adorned only with a simple mint coloured silk wired ribbon around his neck, which is removable.
As one of my original OOAK creations, Milo will arrive to you beautifully gift-boxed, with a Nikkel Bears tush tag and his own Certificate of Authenticity.
Please note that Jasper is a collectable only and contains small pieces, and is unsuitable for small children.
I am pleased to let you know that Milo's price includes shipping/insurance, and I will email the parcel tracking number to you once lodged with Australia Post.
Please note that there may be disruptions to global delivery services due to the Covid-19 restrictions, so I am happy to hold Milo for you once full payment has been received, until you are happy for me to send him to you. Just let me know at the time of purchase, if you would prefer this option.


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JASPER

by NIKKEL BEARS by Margaret Burke

Size: 25cm Seated-28cm Standing


Price: $ 265.00
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This listing is available for layby for a deposit of: $ 150.00
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This show has ended but the item may still be available. Please contact the artist for more information.

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Introducing Jasper, a baby bear cub hand sewn from the softest dense pile alpaca in a neutral lattè colour.
Face and paw pads have been needlefelted using quality Australian Merino wool.
His nose has also been needlefelted in a toffee colour merino wool, which is then sanded and sealed many times to create a realistic look.
Jasper's German glass eyes have been hand painted, and he has been shaded using a combination of dry-brushed oil paints and pastels in soft, neutral shades.
He has a locline skeleton through his body/neck/head and arms and is fully posable.
Filled with polyester and a little steel shot for weight.
He wears a delicate jewelled choker in leaf green tones, which compliments his colouring.
As a Nikkel Bears original OOAK, Jasper will arrive to you beautifully gift-boxed with a Nikkel Bears tush tag, and his own certificate of authenticity.
Price includes shipping/insurance, and I will email the parcel tracking number to you once lodged with Australia Post.
Please note that there may be disruptions to global delivery services due to Covid-19 restrictions. If you prefer, I am happy to hold Jasper for you once full payment is received, until you are ready for me to ship to you - please just let me know at the time of purchase if you would prefer this option.


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WINTER

by NIKKEL BEARS by Margaret Burke

Size: 30Cm Seated


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Introducing Winter, designed and named for the season of crisp, cold mornings and sparkling white snow - this polar bear has been hand sewn from 25mm long pile Shulte mohair - arctic polar bear white with a black backing in a realistic style pattern.
Winter has German glass hand painted eyes, and I have spent a lot of time needle felting his face, eyelids and mouth to give him an appealing, winsome look. His nose is also needle felted in black Australian merino wool, which I have sanded and sealed multiple times.
I made his paw pads, including individually crafted toes/fingers, from slate coloured leather which were then appliquéd to the paws.
Winter has a loc-line skeleton through his body, head, neck and arms and allows him to be fully posable. He is filled with polyester and a little steel shot for weight.
He is shaded using dry-brushed oil paints.
Winter is simply adorned with a removable wired wreath, hand-made by me, with winter-style snow drops, crystals and pearls.
Like all original OOAK creations, Winter will arrive to you beautifully gift-boxed with a Nikkel Bears tush tag and a Certificate of Authenticity - but please be aware that he is meant as an adult collectable and is not suitable for small children due to having small pieces.
Winter's price includes shipping/insurance, and I will email his parcel tracking number once lodged with Australia Post.
Please note that there may be disruptions to global delivery services due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, if you would prefer, I can hold Winter for you until you are ready for him to be shipped - just let me know at time of purchase if you would prefer this option.