Saturday, July 23, 2011

Time to Meet Juno from Juneau!


Another sunny day in Juneau means my most recent creation, Juno, gets to pose outside in her natural habitat here in Alaska.


Well, natural habitat meaning under our deck or sitting in the rocks … it’s good enough!


She was great fun to create. I dyed some white mohair this stunning gray, airbrushed a little around her eyes and ears, used my Alaskan Grizzly pattern, and she’s ready to go.


I’ve listed her for sale on eBay and thank you for the visit.

Hugs, Vicki and Juno

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Why do I do it?


I honestly can’t tell you. But it drives me crazy when I do… and a month or so later, I’ll just do it again.

What is “it” you ask?


See this, this is “it.”


One of those teeny, tiny, hand-held little critters that I almost have to wear magnifying glasses to create.


It is difficult to describe the process and the hours it takes for me to make one of these guys. And this particular bear, I HAD to make those silly little clay footpads that I’ve been adding to my bears of late.


His face must have taken me two hours to do… at the very least.

He had three different sets of eyes, before I finally settled on the onyx beads.


He is tired. I am tired. But here we are again… ready to introduce my latest bear, my mini named Smitty.

I know after this almost week long project that I won’t soon get the urge to do “it” again any time soon, but trust me, I will….


….I just don’t know when.

Heavy sighs, yawns and hugs from Vicki and the mini bears.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Time to Meet Martin!


Introducing Martin, birthday yesterday, made from beautiful 5/8” mohair and standing tall at a whole 9” (22.86 cm). I used a combination of white and honey tan mohair for this guy, and made him a little bead collar, of which he is proud to wear!


I’m having a lot of fun making paw pads for my bears. I make them out of polymer clay and securely glue them onto the clipped mohair.


He is currently available on eBay!


Thanks for dropping by! Vicki

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Introducing Molly!


OK, I did it…. I ordered another yard of that beautiful white mohair from Intercal Trading Group (thought I’d give them a little plug here) and have begun the process of creating a new crew of bears.


Molly is the first to appear. She is 12” (30.48 cm) tall and lightly airbrushed a chocolate brown.


She is currently listed on eBay and hopes to find a good home very soon!


Thanks for stopping by, Vicki and the Bears