The Kindhearted Koala

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Please note each piece may differ from one to the next, and to the 'The Kindhearted Koala' brooch pictured. The design features a mix of magnificent marbled resins which can differ from piece to piece, as well as several smaller parts that will feature different colours depending on the piece you're lucky enough to receive. As Pete Cromer himself says: “They are all unique souls, therefore no two will ever be the same.”

A very special collaboration with beloved Australian artist Pete Cromer, this brilliant Koala brooch has been brought to life from a combination of marbled and solid resins. She's lovingly designed, hand-assembled and hand-painted, and she is looking forward to settling down for a nap in your arms.

“$5 from the sale of each of these Koala pieces sold will be donated to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Thank you for helping us help our furry little friends in need!”

STORY

Wrapped around a gumnut tree. The sleepy, sweet Koala takes her third nap of the day

INFO

Original Design: Pete Cromer

Height 65 mm x Width 44 mm

Each piece is made from laser cut and layered resin, hand assembled, hand painted and released in limited quantities. As all of our designs are lovingly glued, assembled and painted by hand there can be finger print marks and very slight variations and blemishes from piece to piece. Due to the hand-mixed nature of the resins in our designs, it is also common and normal to find tiny flecks or bubbles in the resin layers. All in all, this just makes each piece as special and unique as you are.

Brooch clasps, necklace chains and jump rings are made from silver-plated steel. Earrings hooks and posts are made from high quality, hypoallergenic stainless steel.

CARE

Please be aware that resin is akin to ceramic and glass and therefore may be damaged if dropped or knocked. Due to the use of high quality silver-plating in our brooch clasps, tarnishing and oxidisation can occur, producing black and gold discolouration. As with all silver products, you can simply restore it using a silver cloth. Keep your Erstwilder companion neatly tucked away in this box when not being worn, avoid contact with perfumes, lotions, water and excessive sunlight and you’ll have a trusted friend for years to come.

Info
Each piece is made from laser-cut and layered resin, hand assembled, hand painted and released in limited quantities. As all of our designs are lovingly glued, assembled and painted by hand, there can be very slight variations and blemishes from piece to piece. Due to the hand-mixed nature of the resins in our designs, it is also common and normal to find tiny flecks or bubbles in the resin layers. All in all, this just makes each piece as special and unique as you are.

Brooch clasps are made from plated brass. Components have changed over time and older designs may be made with other materials. If you have any questions at all, please email the team at hello@erstwilder.com.

Designs come packaged in Erstwilder gift boxes.
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Please note: Not all bag designs are available for shipping to all International regions. Berets will only ship to Australian addresses. You will be notified at checkout if you are unable to complete an order due to shipping constraints. In these instances, please contact your local stockists to find out about availability and to order.

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Returns

We want you to love your Erstwilder purchases and know that having super easy returns is part of why you shop with us, which is why we offer a 60-day return policy for all purchases on erstwilder.com that meet the criteria below:

Items must be returned within 60 days of purchase together with proof of purchase.
Items must be in their original condition with accompanying gift boxes, story cards and swing tags.
Lucky Dips, Perfectly Imperfect and Gift Cards cannot be returned.
No refunds on Embroidery Patterns.
Earrings are not able to be returned for hygiene reasons.
For each order, a maximum of three items can be returned.

For the full policy and further details on how to return items, please visit the
Returns FAQs

Care
Please visit our Care Instructions page for a complete list of care guidelines for all Erstwilder designs and products.

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Maria (Brisbane, AU)
Kindhearted Koala

LOVE LOVE LOVE this stunning piece of wearable art. Quiet and subdued colours makes it a classic.

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Debbie (Melbourne, AU)
Wearing him today!

Good pin placement so he sits really nicely when worn. Lovely colours

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Gwendolyn C. (Pittsburgh, US)
Koala Kutie

In pre-school the “class stuffed animal” was Katie the Koala, and I’ve pretty much loved Koalas since then. So obviously, this purchase was a no brainer. My inner child couldn’t be happier with this piece!

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Jane (Auckland, NZ)
Koala by Pete Cromer

What a lovely koala- very well made and happy that my purchase has helped support those koala’s in the wild too. Thank you Erstwilder!

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Jessica H. (Adelaide, AU)
Lovely design

I love the designs and the brooches turn out as mini pieces of art

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