PawprintsbyKristina

Your place for lovable artist bears & friends

122 Sales

PawprintsbyKristina

Your place for lovable artist bears & friends

122 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(53)
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Kristina

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Announcement   Here are fun and lovable Artist Bears, Dragons, and other critters handmade with care for you. These are big kid collectibles for the little kid in all of us. All are limited editions or one-of-a-kind. Each piece is made with care and quality to be cherished today and for many years to come.

Announcement

Here are fun and lovable Artist Bears, Dragons, and other critters handmade with care for you. These are big kid collectibles for the little kid in all of us. All are limited editions or one-of-a-kind. Each piece is made with care and quality to be cherished today and for many years to come.

Kristina

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Kristina

Hoot the Owl, soft sculpture brown owl
US$29.00
Toby - miniature bear on wheels
US$44.00
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5 out of 5 stars
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Kellie DeCarteret

Kellie DeCarteret on Oct 10, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful little sapphire-blue dragon. He fits in well alongside my other like-sized dragons. Shipped quickly and packaged with care, plus a complimentary bookmark. Thank you, Kristina. I'll have to order a friend for him at some point. :3

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About

A love for animals and art lead to a bear and much more.

Hello, I love animals and art. As a child I tried out pretty much every type of art and craft possible. It was my desire to bring my sketches and photos to 3D life that led to my first bear. Soft sculpture gave me the poseablity that clay couldn't, and was a lot more huggable.
I enjoy using a variety of materials when creating my work. Most of the work is done by hand, though I will use my sewing machine on some of the larger pieces. All of the pieces are one of a kind or very small limited editions so that they stay fresh and I can work on the next idea in my head begging to be brought to life. My creations all have a story to tell about themselves which I include on their handtags, usually as a short poem. These fun tidbits help you learn a little about their personality and the inspiration behind their creation.
Past accomplishments include having some of my bears included in articles by Teddy Bear Review and Teddy Bear & Friends magazines. In 1999, my polar bear Iggy, was nominated for a TOBY award.
My pieces are created in a smoke-free, pet friendly home. I try to do my part to be green as much as possible. This includes recycling boxes from my day job for shipping as much as possible and using unbleached tissue paper made for recycled paper for packing.

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Last updated on February 4, 2016
Welcome, thank you for visiting Pawprints by Kristina. I believe in offering quality handmade artist teddy bears and friends. From laughing bears, playful bunnies, and daring dragons I'm sure you'll find a new friend to match your tastes and personality. Please take a moment to review the shop policies and enjoy your visit.
NOTE - These are collectibles, not toys. While made with quality construction, they are not meant to be played with, especially by small children. Many contain small parts or wired bodies.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment by Paypal, credit card, or Etsy gift cards. Sales tax is included on orders to the state of Michigan. Payment due when ordering, item(s) will be shipped upon receipt of payment.
Shipping
Items are shipped via USPS upon receipt of payment. If you need an item shipped to a different address or express shipping please convo me for more info and details.

Most items are shipped within 1 -2 business days. Custom orders take longer, usually 2 - 3 weeks to complete. Please contact for timelines if not specifed on item.

I make every effort to ship to wherever you are. Prices can vary greatly depending on location. Please contact me for rates to ship to your country if it isn't listed in the posting.

For international orders, all custom fees, taxes and/or tariffs are the responsiblity of the buyer and are not included in the listed shipping amount.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are dissatisified with your purchase for any reason please contact me so we can work out a satisfactory resolution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Requesting a custom order is simple.
*First, say you want to order a dragon. Just select the item and order the quantity wanted.
Then go to "convo seller" and let me know what color you want it to be and any other custom features you are interested in.
If you are looking to order something unique not actually offered in my shop, say a dinosaur, unicorn, or green and purple under the bed monster...just go straight to the "convo seller" and let me know what you are interested in.
*Next, I will receive your order/message and review your request.
* I will message you back to let you know that your request as been received. At this time I will let you know if I have anymore questions, like what photos I need for a custom portrait piece. And I will confirm when it should be completed by. Or, if it something beyond my abilities, I will let you know what I would be able to do to try to meet your idea request.
*Then the creation process begins: Creating/modifying patterns, selecting materials, cutting out the pieces, sewing pieces together by hand, assembling the pieces, jointing, armatures, stuffing, adding the eyes and all the other finishing touches.
During this process I will keep in touch with you. Letting you know how things are going and whether I have any questions regarding details - like what color harness your horse usually wears. Should you have any questions/ changes please feel free to message me also.
*Once your piece is completed I will send you images to review. if you have any last minute touched to add/change, I will see about doing them and update the images. Upon your approval your new creation will be shipped out to you to enjoy.