Adner Bears by Brenda Desroches
How I Began Making Teddy Bears.
Having always been crafty and having always loved Teddy Bears it was inevitable that sooner or later I would try making a bear. I made my first teddy bear in 1985 from a pattern I found in a magazine. For a number of years I continued using this type of pattern. It wasn't until 1993 that I discovered the world of artist bears and knew I had to try designing my own bears. In 1996 my business "ADNER Bears" (The uppercase letters read backwards spell Brenda) was born.
About My Bears
My bears range in size from about 2 inches to 27 inches. Each bear I sell is entirely hand crafted by myself from my own designs. Miniature bears are made from upholstery fabric. Bigger bears are made from mohair, alpaca or synthetic. Most of my bears are one of a kind, although I also make a few limited editions, and occasionally open editions.
Bears 6 inches and over have a wooden heart, signed and dated by myself, inserted into their chest before the final opening is closed.
Awards and Nominations
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1994 - Golden Teddy Award Nominee - "Just One More Story, Please?"
1995 - Golden Teddy Award Winner - "Can't A Girl Have Some Privacy?"
1995 - Golden Teddy Award Nominees - "Murray" and "Little Lady In Red"
1996 - Toby Award Nominee - "Waiting For Santa"
2000 - Golden Teddy Award Winner - "Joy"
2002 - Golden Teddy Award Nominee - "Hungry Baby"
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