Friday, October 23, 2009


I've been busy this week, finishing up Hallowe'en projects before it's too late. I don't make many black bears, but I decided that Hallowe'en would not be complete without one, so I'm pleased to introduce Ciaran, the Hallowe'en Teddy! The name Ciaran means "little black one" in Gaelic.

Ciaran is 4 inches tall and is made from hand dyed German Shulte mohair. He is stuffed with excelsior and stainless steel shot, is fully jointed and has amber, German glass eyes and a sparse, slightly waxed nose. Ciaran has slightly distressed mohair, with a few tiny bald patches and distressed ultra suede paw pads, with small holes in them, so little bits of excelsior shows through.

Ciaran comes with a cream molded hat, decorated with black pompoms and a ruffle around his neck, both made from wool felt. They are removable. He also comes with his own hand-made Hallowee'en altered art, soldered ornament, made from vintage Hallowe'en graphics and decorated with glitter. It could also be worn as a pendant, if hung on a ribbon. As all of my pieces, this is designed and made entirely by me, Brenda Power, and is a collectible, not suitable for children. It will come with a signed hang-tag. Thanks for peeking at Ciaran and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.


heidi said...

Sweet! love his accesories,i always think its nice when a lot of thought is put into their names it makes them even more unique.

Brenda said...

Thanks, Heidi. I think this one deserved a special name!



Kelly said...

I just want to cry that I missed yet another one. I have been trying to get a bear from you for two years...and I think I finally give up. You do beautiful work.


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Oh!!!! Ya snooze ya loose! What a sweetie. . . . I want one! Maybe his twin can be magically walk my way :) Your best~est neice ever . . . Karen :)

Brenda said...

Hi Kelly,
I feel badly that you missed him and thank you for the kind words about my bears - I will keep you in mind, when I make another black bear.



Brenda said...

Thanks Karen! Wonder how Fi and Megan feel about you being my bestest niece ever LOL! Talk to you soon.



Louise Peers said...

He is beautiful Brenda ,missed him before ,something special about black bears isnt there ! Happy Halloween !
Louise x