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Erika Catellani Hand-Carved Wooden Dolls Arriving Soon at Beacon's Glow Collectibles

What makes an Erika Catellani doll more special than other collectible dolls? They are hand-carved by Erika and each outfit is hand-made as well.

Austin, TX, February 22, 2014 --( Beacon's Glow Collectibles, an online gift and collectibles retail store specializing in dolls, teddy bears, and collectible figurines (, is excited to announce that they are now carrying heirloom collectible dolls by Swiss Doll Artist, Erika Catellani. (Erika named her company Swiss Dolls).

More than thirteen years ago, and after attending a plethora of doll-making courses and seminars, Erika Catellani began her journey in the creation of hand-carved dolls. Using a high-quality mountain maple wood, she formed the original and at that point a woodcarver stepped in to sculpt the design. Erika then intricately fine-tuned the facial features and designed her own arms and legs as well. At this point in the process, a bronze mold was created to permanently capture the design.

Made in Switzerland, each one of a kind (OOAK) doll has a delicately hand-painted face full of child-like expression. And each has hand-painted fingernails and toenails as well. Their bodies are soft and padded and contain a wire armature so that they can be posed. Their joints are incorporated into the doll's body for additional pose ability.

Every outfit is hand-made and oftentimes features smocking and lots of embroidery. Each doll has a mohair wig and dolls are created in 6, 8 and 10 inches in height.

Erika has won numerous awards for her incredible dolls throughout the years. Sometimes referred to as a modern-day Geppetto, she has won the coveted Eurodoll Award three years in a row. (The critera for this international doll contest is so very strict that there have been years when no Eurodoll prize has been awarded.)

Each hand-carved doll comes from a very limited edition of only 15-20 pieces worldwide. An Erika Catellani collectible doll is surely destined to become a treasured heirloom for generations to come.

About Beacon’s Glow -
Beacon's Glow Collectibles offers both their US and International customers many fine lines of collectibles. Predominant bear and plush animal manufacturers include: Charlie Bears; Steiff Bears, GUND, Boyd's Bears; Bearington and OOAK Minky Bears. Predominant doll manufacturers include: Madame Alexander Dolls; Helen Kish Dolls; Heidi Plusczok Dolls; Brenda’s Reborn Nursery Dolls, Lorella Falconi Dolls and Adora Dolls. They also carry the very popular Jim Shore Figurines, as well as Snowbabies by Department 56.

Browse their site at ( Collectors of all types will be pleasantly surprised at the wide variety of manufacturer's lines and products offered at Beacon's Glow Collectibles.

They also have an impressive pledge to their customers and firmly stand behind it – “All orders are guaranteed to ship by 6:00 p.m. the following business day, (but 80% of orders ship same day).” This is certainly welcome news for collectors of all types.

Beacon’s Glow Collectibles is committed to offering customers a wide variety of collectible dolls, bears, and figurines at competitive prices, as well as exceptional customer service. This company guarantees their customers total satisfaction.

All major credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover). Paypal is also accepted as a method of payment as well as personal checks and money orders. Site security is ensured with Volusion’s SSL Certificate through encryption. The company also respects their customer’s right to privacy, and ensures that it will never be compromised.

Layaway plans are available, and they are willing to work with customers on an individualized basis to find a plan that best suit their needs.
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Beacon's Glow Collectibles
Brenda Mize

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