I have to share these bears with you!
I have a client who had quite a lot of furs that had belonged to her mother and various aunts but the issue was: what to do with them? After a bit of hunting around on the internet I found Danni at Barrel Bears in the Midlands who turns unwanted furs into these wonderful bears.
Danni has to take the lining out of the fur to make sure it’s in good condition and hasn’t dried out. She then makes the bears by hand, so they’re all hand-stitched and the limbs are jointed. She uses traditional English glass for the eyes and the nose is a polymer clay. Each bear is personalised and comes with a name. The end result: a wonderful heirloom bear and a very happy client!