LitheFider

Lithe-Fider Creatures - by Nyssa Benthin with love

Pennington, New Jersey
| 1,125 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    ♥Follow my store, craft blog, or twitter for updates♥ - Greetings from Nyssa, eclectic artisan, and designer/creator of one of a kind, handmade plush creatures, pastel polymer clay jewelry, and other unique accessories.

While my items are adorable and whimsical, most are designed for adult enthusiasts of pastel / retro aesthetic. Please read listing descriptions for disclaimer / recommend age range, especially for my plush.

I wish for all my creations to go to good homes ♥ They are waiting to meet you!
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Me around the web:
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Craft blog: http://lithefidercreatures.tumblr.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LitheFiderCraft
Instagram: lithefider.instagram.com
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♥ All handmade creations are made by me in a smoke free environment.
♥ I have a cat but he doesn't come into my studio.
♥ All creatures and accessories are one of a kind.
♥ I package everything very carefully.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 2, 2021

♥Follow my store, craft blog, or twitter for updates♥ - Greetings from Nyssa, eclectic artisan, and designer/creator of one of a kind, handmade plush creatures, pastel polymer clay jewelry, and other unique accessories.

While my items are adorable and whimsical, most are designed for adult enthusiasts of pastel / retro aesthetic. Please read listing descriptions for disclaimer / recommend age range, especially for my plush.

I wish for all my creations to go to good homes ♥ They are waiting to meet you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Me around the web:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Craft blog: http://lithefidercreatures.tumblr.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LitheFiderCraft
Instagram: lithefider.instagram.com
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
♥ All handmade creations are made by me in a smoke free environment.
♥ I have a cat but he doesn't come into my studio.
♥ All creatures and accessories are one of a kind.
♥ I package everything very carefully.

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About LitheFider

Sales 1,125
On Etsy since 2008

The evolution of Lithe-Fider Creatures

I have a long history of being artistic. I went to college for art and design and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation. I love designing characters and costume props, and bringing them to life!

I started making plush around 2002 - the same year I started cosplaying too! It began with a want to make plush of obscure characters from videogames/anime I loved, but there was no plush available to buy. I did all the sewing by hand back then!

As the years went on I started making more and more complex costumes, and my sewing skills developed. I learned to use a sewing machine to sew the main parts - looked so much nicer! At this point I'd only sold sewn accessories like clip on ears, bags, etc...but I also wanted to sell plush. To do this I had to design my own original creatures! I began designing plush that would be my own distinctive look.

After graduating in 2008 I opened an Etsy storefront at the end of that year. Starting in 2009 I began selling at Anime con artist alleys, and now attend 2-3 a year. I opened a dedicated tumblr craft blog in 2012 so people could track my creative process and see when I post new plush for adoption. I don't make a lot of creatures (I AM just one person) so it's good for people to know when new things are posted.

I finally hit the right mark in 2010 when I began making handmade wool felt, and my signature owlets were born. I love the look and feel of soft, quality wool roving, and after collecting a lot of it I kept trying to think of ways to utilize it that was not spinning or knitting (cause I do neither of those things). The unique look, texture, and colors of the handmade wool felt has become one of my trademarks, and is used in most plush I design.

I am so happy so many now follow me and love my work! I appreciate every single person. I ship my creatures all over the world (I have a lot of international fans!). When you buy my plush and other sewn creations, you are buying a one of a kind piece, lovingly designed and made by my hands, and supporting me as an artist for future endeavors!

Shop members

  • Nyssa Benthin

    Owner

    Designer and Fabricator, muti-faceted artist Nyssa Benthin! I love to design creatures and cosplay props, and make them too!

Production partners

  • Custom print company

    China

    An on demand manufacturer for my clothing items. I draw and design the prints and they print custom fabric with my art and sew together the product and ship it to me.

  • Acrylic charm manu

    China

    Makes the acrylic charms I design.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
I make one of a kind plushies and accessories that I hope are treasured for generations to come!

Please read the description on an item. I tell all the details on what materials were used and how it was made. Despite all their cuteness my items are not intended for young children. My plush dolls are carefully crafted and meant for adult collectors to display. Some simpler ones can be played with by ages 4+. Always be sure to check the description fully. Definitely do not leave alone with babies, as I cannot guarantee choking hazard safety. Thank you!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

Payment

I use Paypal or direct checkout.

Shipping

Shipping prices include a small packaging/handling fee. PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR ADDRESS SELECTED IS CORRECT / CURRENT. It isn't uncommon people have sent me an old address in the past, and sadly once something didn't get sent back from that. I am not responsible if your item is stolen or sent to a old address.

DOMESTIC items - I ship USPS first class or priority depending on what you choose.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred are your responsibility, and are at the discretion of your country's tax and import regulations. Also, I am VERY sorry for the high shipping rates :( but they are cheapest available. I really appreciate your business!

Additional policies and FAQs

"Will you remake _______ ?" I am sorry I do not EXACTLY remake my unique larger creatures. I may make similar creatures in the future, or even ones with same fabric combos if they were very popular, but part of what makes my creatures special is they are designed individually.

CUSTOM ORDERS? - I do take custom orders for clay pieces , those can be made within a week. Commissions for custom plush of my various creatures are not open right now. I announce about commission slots on my twitter and tumblr weeks in advance. Sign up is done through a Google form. Thank you!