URSA Awards 2017

12th Annual

"Reach Beyond The Stars"

Category 3

Medium Bare Bear or Bud - 6" to 12" -  Undressed. Any materials.

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Aelfweard’s name comes from the Anglo-Saxon ‘Ælf’ meaning elf & ‘weard’ meaning guardian. Ælfweard is a 12” tall faux fur one-of-a-kind bear. Hand-painted blue glass eyes and a large needle-felted nose. White felt paws have needle-felted and hand shaded. 5-way jointed, has a wobble neck and is filled with heavy polyester fibre and steel shot. Ælfweard wears a hand made wire wrapped crystal pendant.

Kat Hartley
Brierley Bears - Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK




Crewel Bear is 7.5" (19cm) high. Made of German wool felt. Glass eyes. Not jointed. the arms were connected with thread and can move. Eyes are enhanced with embroidered eye shadow. Her front body, forehead and ears are embroidered with different kinds of thread with Czech glass beads with silver lining and crystal beads. The crewel embroidery is done with wool yarns in traditional fashion with numerous modern yarns. Stuffed with Polyester fiber and glass pellets.

Gloria Chan
Gloria Handicraft Studio - Kowloon, Hong Kong






Romeo is made from a soft grey synthetic fabric and he is 12” tall.  Scissor sculpted face with shading and puffy cheeks.  Romeo has black German glass eyes and his nose is done in a bright red Perle cotton.  Ultra-suede paw and foot pads with pulled toes.  He wears a velvet red bow around his neck.  5 way-jointed and stuffed with poly-fil.

Jane Blowes
Mo Bear Designs - Redcliff, Alberta, Canada





Daisy  is  12" tall and an OOAK. Made with Hedgehog  Schulte mohair,  cream Tissavel faux fur. Black German glass eyes and a brown nose hand sculpted with polymer clay. Paw pads are hand stitched with cream cashmere.

5-way -jointed, double cotter pin neck. Arms can be posed.

She is stuffed with steel balls, plastic pallets in her tummy, wool, poly-fil. Daisy wears a hand made head piece.

Annalisa Taddei
The Tuscany Bear Maker - Marina di Piza, Tuscany, Italy




Fiala is a 12" bear made from dyed Tibetan lamb and alpaca fur. Scissor sculpted face, glass eyes, with eye accents. Embroidered paw pads on ultra-suede. Shaded around ears and eyes. Armatures in her arms.

Diana Watts

DiBears - Naples, Florida USA

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