Thursday, May 14, 2009


I've been playing with a few new techniques and I found one that turned out just the way I wanted it to, which is always exciting LOL! I am enjoying making collector boxes for my bears, but I wanted a really special one, so I made a thin layer of Fimo, to fit the box lid, and then sketched a young girl and her teddy into it, and after it was cooked, I painted it with indelible inks. It was attached to the wooden box with solder, which I antiqued.

Lukas, the teddy that accompanies the box, is 4 inches tall, and made from aged and over-dyed, German shulte mohair. He is fully jointed and filled with excelsior and stainless steel shot and granulate, for an old fashioned feel. He has german glass eyes, a waxed nose and shaded features, to give him a vintage appeal. He is adorned with a simple vintage silk ribbon and bell.

If you want to check out his auction, just click on my "Ebay Lisings", under "My links" on my blog, and I'd love to hear feedback!


Peng Peng said...

exquisite little bear and box!

Brenda said...

Thanks so much, Peng Peng.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Love the detail on that box Brenda! Always something new up your sleeve. Teddy is adorable :)


Vicki said...

Amazing work as always hun

I have also popped over to pass on a blog award to you. You can see the details on my blog

Vicki xx