Posted 4 years ago
I not only collect bears, I occasionally make them as well. The first photo is Natasha (after one of my favorite literary characters, Natasha Rostova). She is comprised of mohair and felt, embroidery thread and glass button eyes. She is jointed four ways and stuffed with fiber fill and steel pellets (for weight). The little one sitting with her is made from a wire armature covered with polymer clay, which was then baked and covered with mohair snippets. The second photo is of another bear made from mohair and felt, glass eyes and embroidery floss. He is jointed five ways, is stuffed with fiber fill and has a floppy quality about him.
I added the last bear today. He is Pasternak, made for a friend about five years ago. Mohair, felt, antique button eyes, embroidery floss (waxed nose), and stuffing + steel bearings.
Thanks for looking at my crafts!