Hankie Bears by Jean Clements
HankieBears are cuddly artist teddy bears designed and made by Jean Clements-Macak from Seattle, Washington USA. They are created in the traditional style, with a touch of whimsy. They range in size from 6" (15 cm) to 21" (53 cm). Each HankieBear is constructed in a smoke-free environment, of the highest quality materials such as imported mohair, alpaca, merino wool, Ultrasuede®, and perle cotton. And...each is accompanied by its very own hankie. I'm also proud to say that all HankieBears are lead-free. To read about the dangers of lead shot, please click on the "I'm no Leadbelly!" picture at the bottom of the links page.
For years Jean had been devoting her creative time to a stained glass window design business. Suddenly, she developed an intense interest in teddy bears. She began as a collector, first of manufactured bears, and then of artist bears. Naturally, her interest led her to design and create. The glass business was now cast aside in favor of a softer pursuit. Jean has been designing and making teddy bears since 1998. She is an award winning artist with her creations living in homes all over the world. Hankiebears are created in the traditional style with the hump on the back. Her signature style includes stitched claws and eyebrows. Jean often picks the face, revealing the backing material.
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