Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 GOLDEN TEDDY NOMINATIONS

Sugar Bear and Indy have been nominated for 2009 Golden Teddy Awards.  Sugar Bear was featured in a pattern article in a 2008 issue of Teddy Bear and Friends magazine.  Indy has been featured in Teddy Bear Review an Teddy Bear Club International magazines.  Both have been adopted.sugar-bearindy-01

posted by Judi at 8:10 am  

Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 TOBY INDUSTRY’S CHOICE AWARD

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” won a 2009 Teddy Bear of the Year (TOBY) Industry’s Choice Award.  The bear, lamb and costuming are original designs.  This set was created for the 2008 Christmas edition of Teddy Bear and Friends magazine for a special article showing bears representing Christmas Carole’s.

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posted by Judi at 8:04 am  

Friday, August 29, 2008

SNOW BEAR PRINCESS up for adoption

snowprincess300dpi-04.jpg I am so pleased to be able to offer my Snow Bear Princess and her two Bunnies for adoption.  First I would like to share with you something very special about this set.  Snow Bear and her Bunnies have won several awards, the most recent being a 2008 Golden Teddy Award.  Along with this they have won a 2008 TOBY Industry’s Choice Award,  a First Place British Bear Award Vignette Category, a Second Place British Bear Award Artist of the year.  For the British Bear awards this set was examined up close in person by several judges.  Every seam was inspected before a winner was chosen.  It is very difficult for me to part with this set but I have new designs I am working on right now.   Snow Bear Princess is  16″ tall and entirely sewn by hand from tipped German mohair and alpaca.  Her arms contain Loc-Line armature for posing and she is fully jointed.  Facial details are extensively needle sculpted, leather nose, airbrushed paw pads.  Her costuming is also an original design hand made from rich velvet with detailed embroidery, soft white furry trim and polar fleece lined.  her tiara is Austrian crystal.  Her two bunnies are also hand sewn from German mohair and alpaca and one has an open mouth with sculpted front teeth.  Both are 10″ tall and have wired ears, and are fully jointed.  They can be positioned in a sitting or standing pose.  Adoption fee for this three piece set is $2,500.00 which includes shipping.  Please email with any questions. FOR MORE PHOTOS OF THIS SET PLEASE GO TO www.luxembears.blogspot.comsnowbearprincess300-20.jpgsnowbearprincess300-19.jpgsnowprincess300dpi-15.jpgsnowbearprincess300-21.jpgsnowbearprincess300dpi-11.jpg

posted by Judi at 6:57 pm  

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Airbrushing, Before and After

Here is an example of what one of my “big cats” looks like before I do the airbrushing. This cat is called Sarabi and she is a leopard. I made her from two lengths of German mohair and she is 18″ tall. She is 100% airbrushed in five different colors. Total airbrush time was 3 hours. She has two days left on an ebay auction. Search: Luxembears.Here is an example of what one of my “big cats” looks like before I do the airbrushing. This cat is called Sarabi and she is a leopard. I made her from two lengths of German mohair and she is 18″ tall. She is 100% airbrushed in five different colors. Total airbrush time was 3 hours. She has two days left on an ebay auction. Search: Luxembears.sarabi-before-airbrush.jpgsarabi-15.jpgsarabi-18-1.JPG

posted by Judi at 9:13 am  

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Recycled Fur Coat

This is Furanda. She has been happily adopted by Buffy Kirby. Furnanda was created from a recycled fur coat and is over 24″ tall. Her muzzle area is needle felted and her teeth and claws are hand sculpted. She is an original design by ….me.furnanda-14.jpg

posted by Judi at 9:00 am  

Saturday, February 16, 2008

British Bear Artist Awards

This has been an exciting year for me.  I am very happy to share my news that I have won Three British Bear Awards.  “Chocolate Thunder” won First Place in the large undressed bear category.  “Snow Bear Princess” won First Place in the groups-of-bears category, and Second place in the Artist of the Year category.  Both bears are pictured in the post below this one.

posted by Judi at 3:42 pm  

Monday, February 4, 2008

TOBY 2008 Industry’s Choice Awards and Golden Teddy Nominations.

Hello. I am pleased to announce that my “Snow Bear Princess” and “Happy” bears have been awarded a 2008 TOBY Industry’s Choice Awards.

Also, I have four 2008 Golden Teddy Nominations:  “Siberian Girl” , “Chocolate Thunder” , “Snow Bear Princess”,  and “Happy.”chocolatethunder-rez.jpg“Chocolate  Thunder”

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“Happy”

Snow Bear Princess

“Snow Bear Princess”

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“Siberian Girl”

posted by Judi at 5:11 pm  

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

King Tut

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Here is a photo of the latest creation by Luxembears. His name is King Tut and he is 15″ tall. All of his costuming is original and made by hand by the artist.

posted by Judi at 8:18 am  

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Welcome to Luxembears

Hello. I am very excited to be able to blog and share news with you all. This is very new to me and I will try to keep this updated with any new happenings. I will start by posting a photo of the cover of Teddy Bear Review magazine, Feb 2007 issue with my bear, Little Red Riding Hood.

Teddy Bear Review magazine cover Feb 2007

This is the first time I have ever had my work on a full cover and it’s is wonderful feeling and such a honor.

Feel free to send me comments and I venture into this new internet world of blogging. Thank you. Judi

posted by Judi at 1:20 pm  

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Greetings From the Webmaster

Welcome to Judi’s brand new Blog. 

Please visit again later, so that she has a chance to start posting!

For all your web design needs, and for special pricing on artist web packages,  please contact me at bears135@shaw.ca

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