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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Wednesday, 20 October 2010
SAY HELLO TO SAMUEL!
Samuel with his friend Ruben.
Samuel is one of my smallest Toy-Box Treasures, who is 8 inches tall and a One of a Kind traditional style bear. Samuel is made from a traditional golden yellow (an original teddy bear colour) very short pile German mohair, his little paw pads have been made from a traditional golden brown German wool felt, his paw pads have also been given black embroidered claw detailing, this sad bear has the odd spot of black darning, especially where his fur has worn away, poor thing did not have much fur to start with. Little Samuel has all my Toy-Box Treasure characteristics, long hockey stick shaped arms, straight legs and even a little hump. Samuel has matt black, aged glass eyes and a black embroidered thread bare "D" shaped nose which has been slightly waxed. This Toy-Box Treasure is fully jointed and firmly filled with a heavy weight stuffing, but in his body he is softly filled with pellets for a beautiful squashy feel and a little stuffing. Around his neck he wears a black antique lace bow sadly which looks a little worn. I don't think he feels to sad about being left behind in the Toy-Box as he seems to have a sweet little smile.
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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