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Alpackins by Magweno Alpackins by Magweno
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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:iconxxbunnyrabbitxx:
xXBunnyRabbitXX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG







my heart exploded
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:iconmaryshaa:
MaryShaa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student
So cute!
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YaxsBarqueroV Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Interface Designer
so adorable :3

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hikarirose13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness.

So cute.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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:iconthunderchicken42:
Thunderchicken42 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness. These are like Tribbles but better! These are adorable.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe staring alpaca tribbles!!
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:iconsparrow-feather:
Sparrow-Feather Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are such an inspiration!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gosh thank you :love:
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:iconzeitzeugin:
Zeitzeugin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's adorable! <3
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Eviecats Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Omg too cute! The fur looks a lot like it's authentic too!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional 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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Eviecats Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
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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:iconandharian:
Andharian Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
but they're just... heads
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:icontreekami:
Treekami Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAHHHH so cute and FLUFFY!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist 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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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Alpacas are great, I've only met them at farm shows though!
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DragonTygress Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General 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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Magweno Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional 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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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

*runs around and flails*

The little huddle of them! *flails more*
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha!! I kinda want to make an alpackin wreath for my studio door >_<
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, do eeeeeet!
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:iconkareu1:
kareu1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Oh. My.... They are SO adorable! They way you sculpt if amazing, you're a genius!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, thanks so much!
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:iconkareu1:
kareu1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
* is. Curse this keyboard!!
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:iconmaxrunn:
Maxrunn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aw man sold already?????? I work with alpacas and wanted to get one for the owners!!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:( Would have been a perfect gift, sorry! They went really fast! I'm not sure when I'll do the next batch but it won't be for a while, I've got hedgehogs, platypuses and highland cows to do first :)
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axemsir Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
so fluffy :3
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very fluffy, and soft too!
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:iconbrlim:
Brlim Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Artist
Cute
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yuggleganesh Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
i absolutely love them!!!!!,you are solo clever
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
hahah thanks!
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:iconimaginary-alchemist:
Imaginary-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Alpacas are great! :D They're so cute!!! Good job.
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Imaginary-Alchemist Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
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Silversong-Rain Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute :D
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:iconrach-hells-dollhaus:
Rach-Hells-Dollhaus Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the lil faces are so realistic =D
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe thank you
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:iconanimalartkingdom:
AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, these are the most adorable little creatures ever! Such a creative and well done idea :)
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah thanks so much!
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:iconkitaronicus:
Kitaronicus Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh..oh god. This is too cute!
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: Wait and see the hedgehogs I'm working on... :D
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:iconkitaronicus:
Kitaronicus Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Ohhhh can't wait!!
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Those are actually a little creepy... especially in packs. O_o
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:iconmagweno:
Magweno Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can hear them chanting from the studio... "one of us... one of us..."
Thankfully they're being split up soon and going all over the globe, so hopefully their evil powers will be too weak to cause any lasting damage to our planet.
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or you're helping them to spread out and initiate their plan for world domination.
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Magweno Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
>_> <_< Shhh
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:iconamaterasushiranui:
AmaterasuShiranui Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
True... But it's also cute and fluffy! xD
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Never trust the cute and fluffy ones!
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AmaterasuShiranui Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Hahaha. XD This made my day!
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