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April 2014 Teddy Bear Webzine

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Sponsors of the Annual URSA Awards Competition
Bears&Buds is a Green Magazine!

Valerie Rogers

Publisher/Executive Editor


Introduction from the publisher

Special Thank you’s go to all who contribute to Bears&Buds; our artists, collectors, readers, advertisers, cub reporters, writers and digital imaging creators. And to all of you who keep this hobby exciting, on the cutting edge, fun, friendly and thriving.

Bearhugs, Valerie Rogers

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Sellers of mohair, plush, fabrics, stuffing, eyes, ribbons, labels, packaging, buttons, joints, beads, etc.

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We no longer offer appraisals

Meet our Members

Put a face with a name. Links to the artists web sites too.

Bucket's Adventure

Blog - follow him and see where he has been and where he is going next!


World Record Setting Teddy Bears

By the Michauds

Our members celebrating

achievements and

doing the Happy Dance!

Learn to make a little crochet bear. Chantal's patterns are now available!

Direct from Cooper Bears Brian the BearComplete pattern or DVD instructions!

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First 100 days of Pandas Mei Lun and Mei Huan
URSA Awards Competition entry forms, for world wide teddy bear artists, available March 15th

Visit the Online

Bear Shopping Mall

Open Day and Night

Book Published

Children's book tells how Bucket's world adventures began.
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Black Bear with Rare White Cub

A Visit to Bear Country. Travel from the comfort of your home and enjoy this bear adventure.

10 Facts About Bears

Each cover is art in itself and a trip down memory lane for all of us. See how we've changed over the our 7 years!

Past Articles. In the archive you can enjoy all the published features so you haven't missed a thing!

Meet Dave Stack the

developer of BearPile.

Search for a new hugs!

Classified Ads

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Global Directory and Buyers Guide Find teddy bear artists and suppliers by searching our directory.

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Photography How to get the best photos of your bears using the latest techniques.

For the new bear maker entering the world of teddy bears!

About Mohair

Where does it come?
By Mohair Council of America

Have you hugged your bears today?

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2013 URSA Awards Competition

Meet the winners of the 8th Annual URSA Award Competition


Read their own words and see their awards

See the

2013 results URSA Award



Who Won?

A very special thank you

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URSA Awards sponsors. Please visit their web sites.

View all the URSA awards and prizes that the artists are vying for this year!

URSA Awards Competition 2012 Winners

Meet the 2012 URSA Award Competition Winners plus see past 7 years' winners too!

Meet the 2012 URSA Award Competition Winners!

Congratulations to

all who entered

The 2012 URSA Awards Competition

and to all who won!

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Bears&Buds' readers for your votes!

Contributing Writers

Terry and Doris Michaud talk about teddy bears.

You'll find a large archive of their past articles for you to enjoy.

Ken Yenke wrote many articles for us.

On March 19, 2014 he passed away.

He left is knowledge with us. RIP Ken.
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Cindy McGuire writes informative articles and explains more about

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Kay Cooper asks:

What Makes People

Love Your Bears?

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Michele Seraphim teaches you about working with real fur in her online blog!

New articles each month.

Monica Spicer

Award winning artist from Australia teaches

how-to-do in her

web tutorial.

Neysa Phillippi's

step by

step instructions in three continuing chapters
Hooked on Felting

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Bobbie Ripperger  features include detailed articles that will educate and inspire you. Some articles require a B2B password.

Airbrushing Learn techniques for accenting your bears/buds with links to airbrushing sites.

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How to identify Steiff Bears
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Fiber Dyeing

Orata's adventures in the fiber arts.

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Tea Dyeing Ever wonder how to use tea to dye fabrics?

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