Sandra Marie is known as a soft sculpture artist who has been designing award winning, one-of-a-kind, handmade, collectible artist teddy bears.
Her bears are created using high quality faux fur and mohair.
All of her patterns
are designed from either
a sculpt of clay or her own sketches and each bear is an original, authentic collectible artist bear.
Her bears are known for their vibrant colors, expressive faces and their intricate details.
She describes her bears as “definitely contemporary”, using both quality faux fur and mohair, and her favorite material to work with is faux fur.
She puts a lot of detail into each and every one of her original creations. “The face takes many hours to needle and or scissor sculpt, as each one has to be absolutely perfect before I move onto the body."
Bear noses are most always embroidered, but you may see an occasional needle felted
or sculpted polymer clay nose.
All her bears have pulled feet and paw pads with shading. Some larger ‘toddler-size’ bears have wired arms so they can be posed and give gentle hugs. All bears and animals are filled with premium polyfill and are weighted with steel shot or plastic pellets.
Sandra Marie is passionate about her work, and she loves creating bears that bring joy to her collectors. She believes that teddy bears are more than just toys; they are symbols of love, friendship, and comfort. Her bears have been adopted by collectors around the world.
Sandra has won numerous awards for her bears over the years, including a first place USRA Award Competition for her bear Peter in 2018 and an Excellence in Bear Artistry: ”Judges Choice” and “Public’s Choice Award” for her bear Lil Max in 2019.
She has also been featured in numerous magazines and is a Professional Artist Member of Bears&Buds. (See the list below).
Cyberspace has become her storefront where you can find Sandra Marie’s latest creations on her Facebook page, on BearPile and exhibiting in all eight of Bright Star Promotions’ Online Teddy Bear Shows.