Welcome to Melisa's Bears

Melisa's Bears...

...is pleased to introduce a huge brown phase black bear cub


~~~~ Adopted ~~~~

Gem - ooak black bear cub

I'm so excited to introduce my newest brown phase black bear cub, this time a 24" baby named Gem. He is a beautiful big hug of a bear and I hope you will love him as much as I do! The animation above shows many of his poses :)

Gem is a one of a kind artist bear cub completely designed and hand sewn (no machine sewing) by me, Melisa Nichols. He is very detailed and as such he is his own unique individual and can not be duplicated ~ a true one of a kind. Many, many hours went into this baby!

Because of all this detailed work, I will never be able to create another baby just like Gem. I do not work with patterns - just from photos and drawings, so there is no pattern he can be remade from.

Gem is made from gorgeous recycled wild mink fur from a vintage jacket. His inset muzzle is made from recycled white mink from a vintage jacket.

Gem's adorable face is full of detail. His face has been thread sculpted, scissor and hand shaded. He has soulful hand painted glass eyes with wired eyelids (top and bottom). I created a realistic hand shaded epoxy clay nose for him.

Gem's leather paws are thread sculpted and hand shaded. I made individual epoxy clay claws for him.

Gem is completely hand sewn and filled with polyfil, pellets (in his tummy), and an extra portion of cuddles. He has cotter pin and disk joints for all four legs and in his neck. He is fully armatured (including his tail) for lots of fun poses! 

If you have any questions or comments about Gem, please email me me... I'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to be on my mailing list, please let me know � I send out an email whenever I have a new creation ready for ebay.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of Gem's pictures. Thank you for visiting him here!


Gem will arrive with hang tags that include his birth date, a picture of him and a signed Certificate of Authenticity. He is a collectable baby bear cub made for display only - not suitable for children due to small parts.

Thank you to everyone who views and collects my soft sculptures!

All my soft sculptures are created in a smoke-free home.

***SHIPPING*** ~ I am delighted to offer Gem with free surface shipping anywhere in the world. This includes up to $1000 insurance for most countries (Canada Post will not insure to all countries). Free shipping is by surface mail which usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 weeks to US destinations and 6 - 8 weeks to overseas destinations. There is a $50 charge if you would like to use Xpresspost instead which is much quicker.

***LAYAWAY *** ~ 1/3 payment within 7 days, 1/3 - 30 days after, and the final third, 30 additional days after that. Currently, I do not charge a fee for my layaway service. Layaway payments are non-refundable. If you'd like to use this option, please email me before bidding.

***CUSTOMS*** ~ Customs fees, duties and tax will be the buyer's responsibility, according to the country's regulations, as well as delays due to customs regulations.