Thursday, May 29, 2008

Donkey finger puppet (small stuffed animal) discontinued - we have one left!

This is the last one! The adorable stuffed donkey finger puppet has been discontinued by the manufacturer. We are sad! This soft-furred animal has been a popular item for us and one we've enjoyed having in the store. We have ONE LEFT as of this posting date. You can order it online using the link above, or give us a call toll free at (888) 325-3179. Kids love these finger puppets, but remember, it's also an election year . . . donkeys and elephants are the thing!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New plastic seagull

Hey everyone, here's our new plastic flying seagull. We ordered it for a customer, and liked it so much we've stocked it in our store. Here is what Kathy wrote when her seagulls arrived:


Thank you again very much for taking so much time and interest in helping me out with the seagulls!!!!! They are just perfect!!! I am sure that they will be a big hit in our pirate scene for my son's graduation party. (We are expecting over 325 students to attend.) It is being held at our local YMCA which will be transformed into a pirate haven the night of June 6th. You helped me with a very important finishing touch! I hope to talk with you again soon.



Monday, May 26, 2008

Realistic piranha painted jewelry? Yes, indeed!

Come check out the piranha painted jewelry in our Tapir and Friends Wildlife World online store. Is this pin beautiful, or what? Learn the details and order from our site's Painted Animal Jewelry page. Or, call us toll free at (888) 325-3179. We only have a few of these wonderful fish left as of this posting.

Beautiful climbing tree frog jewelry - pins, tie tacks - striking, gorgeous, durable, and only $29.00 each

Come take a look at our stunning frog jewelry! In addition to the pieces shown here, we also have the same style of frog in dark green with small round black spots - looking something like a toad. The frogs are cast in pewter and painted by hand. The finish is hard and durable. They will not scratch. Each frog has two pins on the back that attach with pinch-clasps so the frog will not shift position once you've attached it to your lapel, hat or tie. Come see and order our frogs online! Some of these species are poison frogs from South America, one is a red-eyed tree frog, one is a strawberry poison frog. One or two are harlequins. All are absolutely gorgeous! Click on the photo for a larger view.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Back in stock and gorgeous as ever: Lobster jewelry in two styles

Some of our favorite animal jewelry in Tapir and Friends are these two brilliantly colored and detailed lobsters! Click the image for a larger view and check them out on our painted animal jewelry Web site!

Animal jewelry: Luna moth pin/tie tack (hand cast and hand painted)

This beautiful Luna Moth pin or tie tack was hand cast in pewter and painted by hand. The cost is only $29.00, and it is gorgeous! I was unable to capture quite the sparkle and dramatic coloring, but this is close. You can buy the moth jewelry online at TPF's Painted Animal Jewelry ~ Hand-painted Animal Pins or call us at (503) 325-3179 or toll free at (888) 325-3179. If you don't see it as a picture link, scroll down to the list of items with text links to the photos. See more of our painted hand-made jewelry at Tapir and Friends.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Brand new! Stuffed white or snowy owl in Tapir and Friends Store

This is the stuffed version of the snowy owl (or white owl - it has many other names, too, which are listed on its very own web page on our site). Compare pictures of the real white owl here on a Google image search! Our white owl is very lifelike and compelling! It has been discontinued by the manufacturer (which seems to be the way of some of our favorite animals - like model changes in the auto or fashion industry). So, we stocked up the other day in order to bring you this owl for as long as we can. Come see our new stuffed owl!

Animal jewelry: featuring the giant anteater!

This giant anteater jewelry comes in colors. Featuring the signature bushy tail and long nose, our stylized yet highly recognizable anteater is a symbol you can wear as a necklace (shown here), as a pin or as earrings. The necklace and earrings come with your virtually unlimited choice of bead colors in shapes chosen by our designer. For the body of the anteater, choose a color from our drop-down menu. This popular design is affordable and simple to order. Come see our anteater jewelry at Tapir and Friends Wildlife World Animal Store! You can also call us toll free at: (888) 325-3179. If you have any doubts about buying online, see our customer comments. After all these years, we're just beginning to collect them for you on our blog. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dog Jewelry - Cairn Terrier Pin or Tie Tack

This cute little Cairn Terrier hand-painted pin can be yours for only $25.00. We have just two of the Cairn Terrier jewelry pieces left! One is black, shown above, and one is metallic gold finish. The gold finish can be painted any color you like for no extra charge. Allow two weeks for painting. Come purchase the jewelry online or call us toll-free at (888) 325-3179.

Goat jewelry - painted by hand . . . maaaaaa!

Goat jewelry

These unusual pins are hand cast in pewter and hand painted in the USA. At $29.00 each, they are a unique gift for yourself or the goat lover in your life! You can buy them online in Tapir and Friends Gift shop or check out our other wonderful animal jewelry. You can also use our new toll-free number, (888) 325-3179, to ask questions or see if we have your favorite animal in stock. The bright white streaks are reflected light. These pieces are shiny and durable, coated to protect the sensitive-looking paint that captures the realistic details of these animals. The goats can also be painted any color you like for no extra cost. Allow about two weeks for painting. We have many, many other animal jewelry pieces. Come take a look!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tapir Mola Art of Panama designs now on CafePress!

Dear Tapir Fans and Friends,

We've just opened our first CafePress tapir store with the beautiful tapir mola design from Panama that you see here. We've put the design on 64 different products, including many styles and sizes of t-shirts, caps, mugs, stickers, coasters, pillows, underwear, note cards, greeting cards, a calendar and more. This is just a beginning! It's one more way you can help save tapirs and their rainforest and Andean habitats and have loads of fun shopping at the same time!

Love that plastic badger!

One of TWO plastic badgers at Tapir and Friends

Thanks so much. We received the package on Saturday and the badgers fit perfectly with what my daughter needed for her school project. And both girls are enjoying their Beanie Babies. I'm so glad I found your website.

Best wishes.


For those who like badgers, we also have a nice big, cuddly STUFFED BADGER by Hansa. And it's gray, not blue :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Plastic sea turtles make a big splash!

Sorry, I basically hate punny headlines. My fingers made me do it!

Thanks Sheryl!

The package arrived today - YIPPEE! My third grader is doing a project on the Leatherback Sea Turtle and we were thrilled when we found a site where we could buy "plastic" turtles. We are making a habitat and they are going to work out great! I will definately keep you in mind in the future as this is the first of many projects to come!

Thanks again for your prompt and professional service! It was a pleasure doing business with you!

Have a good day!


Peeper Keepers a big hit for Mothers' Day


I just wanted to take a moment to thank for u making sure I recieved My item in time for mothers day (I did) and it was a big hit My wife loved it thank u so much !!!


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Cute baby tapir animal jewelry

One of our most popular pieces of animal jewelry over the past eight or nine years has been this frolicking aluminum baby tapir, hand made by California artist Corinna Bechko. It comes in a selection of colors and can be ordered as a pin, pendant, or earrings. With the pendant and earrings you have a choice of any color bead you like. Corinna has an unusual collection of artistic beads. You choose the color and she'll find a style that looks perfect with the tapir jewelry. Aluminum is light weight and durable, and your creation will be a rare one-of-a-kind keepsake.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Animal jewelry, bird jewelry - beautiful painted parrot pins!

Hand-painted parrot jewelry

These are the parrot pins we have in stock as of today, May 9, 2008. The white streaks are not part of the pin, but are the reflection of the light I used to take the photo. The highlights emphasize the high gloss, durable finish of these pieces. Yes, when you buy your parrot, you will be able to see the eye without the reflection! These bird pins measure 1 1/2 inches tall, and are packed with detail and charm. Cast in pewter and hand-painted, they are made in the USA. The detail in the feathers is created by the relief of the cast metal and the paint that settles artfully in the lower areas of the casting, such as between each feather. At $25.00 each, these parrots are a treasure to keep or to give to a friend or loved one. Please visit our painted animal jewelry site for ordering details. If you don't immediately see the photo of these birds, never fear - scroll down and type the info into the order box. You can click on the photo above for a larger view and/or click the "Parrot" link on the painted animal jewelry page of the web site. We have MANY animal pins to choose from. They also come in gold plate, silver plate, bronze plate, and natural pewter for $10.00 each.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What fun! Plastic giant squid and more . . .

Hi there, our parcel arrived this morning, my little boy is SO EXCITED with all his new sea creatures, he loves them all but he's especially taken with the giant squid! Thanks for the spinner too, that was so kind of you to include that. . . . It has been a real pleasure doing business with you, I'll put another order in as soon as the sea otter with the starfish is back in stock.

I showed my children where the parcel had travelled from on Google Earth this morning, Astoria looks fantastic with all that water around you.

Thanks again for all your help and for such wonderful service,


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bird and animal jewelry: Hummingbird jewelry - beautifully painted by hand

We have two of these beautiful hand-painted hummingbirds left. We also have the same design in the cast pewter finish and plated in gold, coppery-bronze, and silver. When these are gone we can get any remaining metal-finish pieces painted. Since each one is an individual piece of art, each will be somewhat different. You an also order custom colors. See our animal jewelry web page for details.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

She loves our animals!

Here's another letter that made our day:

Dear Sue, thank you for the Opossum, the meerkat, and the tazmania devil. Your a very nice person. your the best stuffed animal maker in the world. Thank you so very very much. you are a kind person.
From Teryn

Thanks, Teryn. You make our work a total delight!

Sheryl and Sue

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