I made my first bear in November of 1997 as a
present for my little boy. Others that saw his bear wanted one also, so I
started making bears almost full time. And then came Blackbeary Enterprises. I
was bitten by the "bear making bug" and started experimenting with my own
patterns. The bears have just designed themselves after that! Usually they take
on the appearance of someone close to me or the person for whom they are being
Special requests have comprised the majority of bear creations
with an emphasis on bears as Christening gifts. One of my favourites: the
Bearaphim (instead of Seraphim) has been keeping me very busy.
of bear varies; 7" to 23" bears are the most frequently desired. The materials
range from the finest mohair to old fur coats to synthetics and felts. Stuffed
with everything from excelsior to glass beads, the bear gets what ever achieves
the look to fit his/her personality.
Hummingbird (the Bearaphim)
is a fully jointed 13" bear made from
mohair. She has ultra suede paws, glass eyes, German growler and hand stitched
nose. She is stuffed with excelsior, polyfil and glass beads. The dress comes
with or without wings and is limited to availability of supplies.
13" mohair bear has ultra suede paws, amber child
safety eyes and hand stitched nose. A German growler completes this bear.
Stuffing includes excelsior, polyfil and glass beads. Limited to the
availability of supplies.