hand cast and hand painted holiday
decorations and magnets back in 1989. Our
wildlife keepsakes could be found at Michigan art
and craft shows and also specialty stores like Bronner's Christmas Wonderland and a few wildlife
The process is the
same now as it was back then. Each keepsake begins
with a ball of clay and a photo or line drawing.
My sculptures take from 6-10+ hours to
complete. When the
original has been completed, I hand apply a mold.
From these molds, we make our Christmas decoration
castings. Each casting is hand cast in a somewhat
flexible, opaque, vinyl-type material.
trimmed and each is hand painted with acrylic
paints. Finally, each is finished as a Christmas
ornament and packaged in a gift box.
Due to the hand painted
nature of these items, patterns and
Important Information: Our OES
keepsakes are for decorative use only. They are not toys
so keep them out of the reach of children and pets.
All decorations are flat one side. Because of the
opaque nature of this casting medium, finished
decorations are not suitable for backlighting. Avoid excessive
heat or ornaments will become more flexible. Storage:
Wrap each ornament individually in tissue paper and
store in a dry place.
NOTE: If more than one
ornament is ordered, the shipping method will be via
US Priority Mail and any over payment compared to
the actual Priority fee will be credited. You can
see Old English Sheepdogs helped by customer's
purchases at the address below.
For the most recent Old
English Sheepdogs assisted
and those helped over the years, please click here.