THIS IS A LITTLE PEEK INTO MY DAILY LIFE AS A TEDDY BEAR DESIGNER & CREATOR. I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR VISIT.
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Thursday, 28 October 2010
LOOK WHAT'S DOWN MY ALLEY!!
This is Wiscus a new design of wacky Kat from the Trash Can range, it is great fun making this new range as your imagination can run wild. Normally I produce pretty, fluffy Kats with either a soulful look or a grumpy one :-). So to make one that looks like it has been out on the tiles and upto no good is fun.
Wiscus is 14 inches tall and a One of a Kind Kat with a very long stretched body.
Wiscus is made from a antique style, golden tan coloured German mohair, which looked scruffy before I had a hand to it. His inner ears, paw pads and face are made from a beige coloured cashmere fabric.
Wiscus's muzzle and paw pads have been heavily needle sculpted and detailed with chocolate brown airbrushed detailing. His ears are slightly blushed with a touch of pink, one even has a bit of fake repair work to hide one of his wounds.
This Trash Can Kat has orange hand enamelled glass eyes with beige cashmere eyelids and a big black, thread bare hand embroidered button like nose.
Poor Wiscus looks like he has been in many a scrape and rummaged through a lot of bins, but also looks as if he has not always been top cat and has the scars and a bandage on his tail to show for them.
Wiscus is off to live in California where I am sure his new owner will feed him well and tend to his wounds. I bet it won't be long before he is back to his old habits.
I hope Wiscus has made you smile.
If you would like to see a some of the other Kats I have produced click on www.jacqlynbears.com and go to my Kats page.
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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