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Delartful Bears Delartful Bears
Australia
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Oh Kim, what a cutie.  Can I have him??  I think he is so adorable! 

Danni

bearsbybeesley bears by beesley TM
Tofield Alberta Canada
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Great job Kim! I have not tried my hand at real fur and to be honest, I am scared too. You brave girl you. You did a very nice job!

Hugs Louise

Tammy Beckoning Bears
Nova Scotia
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Kim, your bear is adorable.  You did an awesome job for a 1st real fur bear ! 

I feel like you Louise ,except that I only make fur bears and am afraid to try Mohair. bear_ermm

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
Chico, California
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I just finished my first real fur bear and found it more complex to work with than mohair.  Also, it's much harder to trim evenly -- for me, anyway.  Tammy, if you've mastered real fur already, mohair will be a cinch, I think!  And Louise... don't be scared, but do be informed.  It took me twice as long, and then some, to make a real fur bear.... even after asking lots of questions, reading Nancy Tillberg's TEDDY BEARS WITH A PAST (a VERY useful reference book), and getting lots of inquiries answered by Nancy herself -- along with other real fur wonders like our own Judi Paul -- on Nancy's NORTH COUNTRY TEDDY BEARS SITE.  It was hard work and very frustrating at times, but worth it.  I like the result a lot; real fur is just so glossy and wonderful.  Give it a try!

Tammy Beckoning Bears
Nova Scotia
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Oh Shelli can we see pictures.  I know your bear will be amazing.   They are much more time consuming, but are so nice from the real fur I think.

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
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Great bear KIM !!!!! she is truly cute bear_laugh did you use
glass nose or wax ? her nose is so cute too.

Hugs/Marie

Daphne Back Road Bears
Laconia, NH USA
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Yes, Shelli, please get that bear to your photo closet and let us see.... it's fun that so many of you shared pics of your workspace, I can picture you all there!:D

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
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scruffyupclose.JPGscruffynew.JPGhannahnew.jpgMacintoshnew.JPGmacintoshupclose.JPGnewbear2.JPGMarie - the nose is fimo clay that has been lacqured (so it shines and protects the fimo)

I dont know what to name this guy.... The one in the top left corner (he is Winnie the Pooh colored with a satiny teal bow)

Daphne Back Road Bears
Laconia, NH USA
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Oh, Kim, that white furry guy is amazing. Love the nose, great idea!!!

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
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Thank you... his nose is three different colors of embroidery floss (dark brown, med brown and a beigy brown) and then I lacqured and shaded around it I need to do more fun colored noses like his bear_original maybe i will do a bright pink bear with purple, green and pink nose... hmm..... the wheels are turning!

Delartful Bears Delartful Bears
Australia
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Yes, I have to agree, Love em all Kim, but I especially love scruffy!

Danni

Mo Beary Mo Bear Designs
Redcliff, Alberta, Canada
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128-2885_IMG.JPG128-2890_IMG.JPGHere is Sophie who is 18 inches tall.  She will be going into the Sunflower Festival this weekend for sale and if she doesn't sell there she will probably go on ebay!  Although I really enjoy working with mohair she is made out of a synthetic fur.  I love a lot of the textures you get in synthetic.

Jane

Shelli SHELLI MAKES
Chico, California
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Pretty!

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
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Wow, Jane . . . such a nice color!  Hope she sells at the festival . . . good luck!

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
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Jane,   Sophie is beautiful ! bear_laugh I like the color of synthetic fur. very nice !

Kim:Oh nice picture !!  I can see the bear face. they are all so cute!!! 
       Thank you for sharing the secret of nose! bear_laugh I learned new thing * lacqured*.
       And can I ask you again ? what is the lacqured ?? can you buy them at
      craft store ? I found a fimo clay in local store so love to try them !
      Sorry for asking too many questions..... :P
 

Hugs/Marie

bearsbybeesley bears by beesley TM
Tofield Alberta Canada
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Jane! What a beautiful color and sweet sweet baby bear.

Hugs Louise

Delartful Bears Delartful Bears
Australia
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Good luck Jane, my fingers will be crossed for you. I'm sure she'll sell though, she's very pretty!!

Danni

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
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Yes, lacquer is in a craft store... sometimes right next to the fimo clay

doodlebears Doodlebears
UK
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More wonderful bears for us to drool over. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Jane.

Shari Nova Scotia,Canada
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Here's my latest bear,Russer.I just listed him on ebay.He's about 23" and made from quality imported faux fur.
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Now let's see if that worked bear_laugh
Hugs,Shari.

Delartful Bears Delartful Bears
Australia
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Oh Shari, your work amazes me! Just beautiful.... Oohhhh amazing..

I am inlove.. yet again!
Danni

Just Us Bears Just Us Bears
Australia
Posts: 940

Wow Shari..he's fantastic! You do great open mouths and teeth!! Tell me..are they applied open mouths or slit ones?

clare14 Country Bears
England
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Shari, amazing bear!!  I wouldn't know where to start with the mouth - please tell!!:)

Marie_ Kiprie Bears
Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 2,735

Shari !
Another great bear :D
Russer is so gorgeous !!!!
with the open mouth
and teeth and sculpt toes ! I think he will
gone from your side so soon , you better give
him more hug now. bear_tongue

Hugs/Marie

Eileen Baird'sBears
Toronto
Posts: 3,873

Shari, Russer is gorgeous. I love teeth. What's your source for those beautiful faux furs?

Eileen

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