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Alpackins
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Published: May 15, 2013
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Alpackins for sale in my Etsy, £16.50 + P&P (works out at $32 including shipping for US!)

I've been working on batch processing and getting stuff made fast and efficiently but well! Getting lots of stuff done in a short amount of time means I can keep costs down for you guys :) The furkins I uploaded a while ago were a super fast test, but I've had time to tweak and refine and I'm super happy to announce the release of the first furkin creature: Alpackins!

Alpackins are curly furred balls with resin, handpainted alpaca faces and little felt ears. They are about 4" diameter, weigh 100g each and are filled with dried split peas and fluff.

They are handsewn and the original alpaca face was sculpted in polymer clay, then moulded and cast in resin. They have been painted with acrylics and then varnished several times, so they can be dropped and shouldn't scratch, although they are not indestructible. They are a limited run with a maximum of 20 being made, this is the first batch of ten!

A very small run because I made a latex mould for them and it breaks down quickly with rapid cure resin. Latex moulds also mean the resin pull needs more cleanup, so it takes a little more time, but latex is a VAST amount cheaper than silicone!

The hedgehog furkins will be released next but I have to wait for the fur to get here. It's great, the fur is perfect and the little hedgehog face is so cute, you guys are going to love them :D
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henhackleHobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG







my heart exploded
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YaxsBarqueroVStudent Interface Designer
so adorable :3

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hikarirose13Student General Artist
Oh my goodness.

So cute.
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Thunderchicken42Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness. These are like Tribbles but better! These are adorable.
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Hehe staring alpaca tribbles!!
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Sparrow-FeatherHobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are such an inspiration!
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Gosh thank you :love:
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ZeitzeuginHobbyist General Artist
That's adorable! <3
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EviecatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Omg too cute! The fur looks a lot like it's authentic too!
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
I had someone ask what type of wool it was after they bought it heh, I had to explain it was artificial. oops, should have mentioned that in the etsy description XD
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EviecatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
I used loose shaved mohair for a unicorn a while back, biggest. pita. ever. lol Good to know there is a really good looking faux sub out there for the future :)
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AndharianStudent General Artist
but they're just... heads
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TreekamiHobbyist Digital Artist
GAHHHH so cute and FLUFFY!
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LuxDaniHobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't even get over these. We own two alpacas, so I reached at the computer screen with grabby want hands.
Their cute little faces and 'paca smiles YEEEEEE I LOVE THESE
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Alpacas are great, I've only met them at farm shows though!
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DragonTygressHobbyist Traditional Artist
The fur you used on these guys is so perfect! I had to double check the description to see if you had used real alpaca fur. xD
They're very cute too! I love their little faces; they may be alpaca-faces, but they look like they're smiling.

If you didn't say anything about this fur yet you say the hedgehog one will be 'perfect', then I'll certainly can't wait to see how they come out!
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yeah when I got the alpaca idea I was like "ah I have the perfect fur for that", then when I was looking at photos I realised how it actually is almost bang on alpaca fur XD
Haha! Can't help but sculpt things smiling!! I have to make a real effort to make stuff frown and even then people say it's cute.

There's a pic of the hedgehog in my scraps, the fur really is excellent on them ;)
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ElreniaGreenleafHobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

*runs around and flails*

The little huddle of them! *flails more*
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
haha!! I kinda want to make an alpackin wreath for my studio door >_<
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ElreniaGreenleafHobbyist General Artist
LOL, do eeeeeet!
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Oh. My.... They are SO adorable! They way you sculpt if amazing, you're a genius!
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MagwenoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks so much!
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