My sister has borrowed 101 bears to make by Nancy Tillberg from our local library and today I looked through it, amazing book with lots of lovely bears but one in particular fascinated me it was a bear with 3 or 4 ( can't remember how many) changeable heads. Does anyone know how this is done, how they attach and stay on???? I love the idea of making one of these after all the head is the most fun part to make, I get a bit bored putting the bodies together. Lol.
I have only skimmed through the book, looked at the pictures, so it may of metioned how it was done but I thought I would ask as I know some of you have this book. Ta
The bear you are referring to in the book is called "What Fun, Four Heads in One" by Edie Barlishen. I'm not sure what technique she used to create her bear, but I used to teach an online class called Fabulous Faces which had 3 heads and one body. We made a bear head, bunny head and puppy head. The body is built with a neck 'stump' and the heads have a liner that ties securely around the stump. Planning to release it as an ebook this year. It's scheduled to be book 4. Currently Elf, and Belle are released, and the next one will be 'Smile- open mouth bears.' The Belle ebook is bonus material on the 101 Bears to Make ebook CD which is available on my website.
Yes, I am the one who made that bear set pictured in Nancy's book. That was my first one and since then I have done many more and some of them have had different animal heads and accessories. I have used snap fasteners on all of the ones I have done so far but have also thought that the rare earth magnets would work really well too. I am a doll collector so got the idea from seeing sets of dolls with interchangeable heads. They are a lot of fun and as you said, making the head is the most fun part! Here's a picture of another one I did in a smaller size - I think this one was about 3" tall.