THIS IS A LITTLE PEEK INTO MY DAILY LIFE AS A TEDDY BEAR DESIGNER & CREATOR. I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT.
If you would like to take a look at my website Jac-Q-Lyn Bearsyou will see my latest creations.
Friday, 27 November 2009
I have been working with some very rich looking, red fur this week, and it has drove me crazy! How can such a lovely looking fabric create so much of a mess, that I have been finding red hairs everywhere. When I moved away from where I was working I left a red trail behind me, to be fair though it has been worth finding red bits in my drinks...yuk!!! as I have managed to make a 10 inch Toy-Box Treasure Elephant called Festivity and a 20 inch traditional style bear with a large hump called Ebenezer.
Tomorrow I am going to finish off a very large Grog, I am looking forward to that.
It looks like we are due a little snow this weekend, so that will make a nice change from all the rain we have been having :-)
My name is Jacqui Ellerton and I trade as Jac-Q-Lyn Bears.
I have been designing and making bears for over 15 years. My bear craze has turned in the last 13 years from an addictive hobby into a fulltime passion. I am probably best known for my wacky style of bears which have my usual tell tale signs eyelids, enamelled eyes, sculpted faces and paw pads, embellished with airbrushing and not forgetting droopy ears.
Bear making has enabled me to travel to Japan demonstrating bear making within a large department store.
In 2009 I was fortunate to win an URSA AWARD for one of my Toy-Box Treasures Jessie and in 2010 I won another URSA award for my Urchins Jellie & Bean. In 2011 I won an URSA award for Prestbury a Toy-Box Treasure, and this year I am very proud to say that in 2012 I have won another 3 URSA awards with Tobias Crumb a Toy-Box Treasure, Podge a wacky bear and Old Friends a pair of Toy-Box Treasures. I have been featured in numerous teddy bear publications throughout my bear making career and also commissioned to make a bear for a TV advert for a very large American company.
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