The Christmas Treasures Show Preview has begun!
Come see an exciting and festive sampling of the bears that will be available during our Christmas online show. You'll see incredible bears handmade exclusively for this event by 75 juried artists from 13 countries! It's the biggest online show in the world featuring some of the industry's top bear makers!
Come see what all the excitement is about and VOTE for your favorite bears in the Collector's Choice Awards!
Participating artists include:
Alexis Young Alexis Bears
Alison Holmes Alison's Bears
Amy Thornton Mutz\'s Tootsz Bears and Buds
Andrea Maria Mazzitelli-Kohler Dreli-bears
Anita Timmers AE Miniatures
Anna Long MadebyAnna
Ann-Marie Dodd BearMeToo
Armella Dana Bears 'n Buds by Armella
Barbara K. Burke BB Wuv "N" Cuddles
Becky Chase Dangerbears
Berta Hesen-Minten ThReAdTeDs
Beth Diane Hogan Some BEARS and other beasts
Bonnie Foster The Kids and Teddy Too
Brenda Pollock-Smith La De Da' Artisan Bears
Brenda Power Duffyantiques
Claudia Schlue Minkitzbaeren
Connie Hindmarsh Connie's Cuties Inc.
Corinne Locher Huwyler Huwibears
Daphne Towle Blau Back Road Bears
Dawn James Hugs Unlimited
Di Paulovich Woollybuttbears
Diana L. Watts Dibears
Donna Griffin Donna and the Bears
Donna Hager Hager Bears
Emma Nicholson Emma's Bears
Ines Kretzschmar Baerenkinder
Isabella Hoffmann Bearly Collectibles
Jane Mogford Pipkins Bears
Jane Woodard Heir Bears
Jeanette Dancey Dreamweaver Bears
Jeannette Bashore JRB Creations
Jessica Felton Jessica Lee's Little Creations
Julie & Betty Guiver Ju-Beary Bears
Karen Alderson Karen Alderson
Kelly Dean Kelly Dean and Company
Kim Basta Wild Thyme Originals
Kim Endlich Friends "Fur" Life Bears
Kim Zeman BearLuvr Creations
Laura Lynn Matthews Teddies by Laura Lynn
Lisa Bunting Thoms q.D.paToOtieS
Liudmyla Bodnar Lusechka
Lori Ventimiglia Lori Bears-Midnight Creations
Lynne Farmer Jack & Lilia
Marjoleine Diemel Art & Stuff
Martha Burch Martha's Bears
Mary Dowd Mary Dowd Bears
Melanie Clark Melbear's Quality Collectibles
Michele Seraphim Seraphim Bears
Michelle Nunnery Little Bittie bears
Natalja Fjodorova Brusja Bears
Natascha Sabo LeftyBears by Natascha Sabo
Olga Sobol Avateddy
Pam Pontious Pamda Bears
Paula Carter All Bear by Paula Carter
Pearl Hamilton Pearl's Bears
Robyn Roe Mima's Bears
Roxanne Propp Bear Paws by Roxanne
Sandra Hobbs Sally Anne Bears
Sarah Savage Sarian Miniature Bears
Sheryl Morrow Gone to the Dogs USA
Sue Jennings Teddybuys
Susan Leigh Bearleigh Bears
Susan Pryce Scruffie Bears by Susan Pryce
Susan Williams Beary Lovely Bears
Susie Strong Susie's Bears
Suzi James SuziBear Designs
Tami Eveslage Tami Eveslage Original Teddy Bears
Tatiana Scalozub TS mini bears
Tatyana Moshkina Tatyana Moshkina
Tina Jensen Tinybear
Tracey Smith Bears by Tracey
Tracy Lee ThimbleBeary Originals
Wanda Carson Carson Creations
Wendy & Megan Chamberlain Essential Bears
Wendy Cosford Wanda Jaye
Phew! Quite an impressive list, eh?
Come see their preview bears and vote for your favorite now!
It is a very impressive list, Daphne and it took me a long time to decide who to vote for...
I am sure it is going to be a magnificent (and very tempting ) show! :dance:
Peter & the bears
"The person who creates a bear creates love;
The person who adopts a bear perpetuates it." Ted Menten (The world according to Hug, 1984)
Oh my . . . how do you make a decision on the wonderful creations in both categories? Love ALL the offerings!
Always look ahead . . . there are no regrets in that direction. (unknown)
It looks great, Daphne!! I've voted a couple times. Need to go back now and make my final votes. . . . . Soooooo difficult to decide, such wonderful pieces!!!
Last edited by Daphne (Nov 14, 2011 10:48 AM)
very difficult to place a vote as they are wonderful, good luck TTers.
I have been making contemporary style alpaca and mohair bears since 2008. Being passionate about antique things and illustrated kids books. I wish to incorporate their charm and love in design.
Alpaca is my favourite fabric to work with as it is fluffy and woolly which make a softer cuddlier bear.
I voted though it was extremely hard to narrow it down to just four per category. Too many delightful creations (which is a good thing, am I right? )!
The Winners for the Collector's Choice awards have been determined. This is the list I received from Daphne (thank you Daphne):
The winners for the Under 5 inches category are:
1 - Anita Timmers
2 - Jane Mogford
2 - Berta Hesen-Minten
The winners for the 5 inches and over category are:
1 - Liudmyla Bodnar
2 - Brenda Pollack-Smith
3 - Tami Eveslage
Congratulations to Anita and Liudmyla, Jane, Brenda and Tami. I am exited to have received a shared 2nd place or the 3th place if it is a typo and the 2 needs to be a 3..no matter.. I am to happy with the result!! Thanks so much to everyone who voted!!
The show is going now and busy busy.. many bears did find new homes already so please pop in and take a peek and/or adopt one of those lovely bears at:
Thanks Daphne !!
Wow it was hard to choose who to vote for, all of us here chose a bear and voted and had fun...... and I've adopted a bear too Couldn't resist one in particular although if money grew on trees I'd have many more lol