The Original Online, Teddy Bear Magazine

Reaching thousands of bear collectors worldwide!


Together we achieve the extraordinary!

August-September 2017 Teddy Bear Magazine

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

Valerie Rogers

Publisher/Executive Editor of the original online teddy bear magazine, since 2005


Introduction from the publisher

Welcome to the wonderful world of teddy bear making, collecting and reading our online teddy bear magazine!


We extend a very Special Thank you’s to all who contribute to Bears&Buds; our artists, collectors, advertisers, cub reporters, and digital imaging creators.


And to all of you who keep this hobby exciting, on the cutting edge, friendly and thriving.


Focus on the Bear News

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URSA Winners Announced in the next issue.

What has Sandy Czaja been creating over the last 10 years?


Find out as we revisit her this month.

See the latest creations and buy from the What's New page by contacting the artist personally.

Kay Cooper, Cooper Bears,
launched her new story book  where Dud, the abused and battered bear, helps others with their recovery.


  Order your copy today.

Artists often have other hobbies.


Check out what Erin Roy is doing in her spare time!


Ever wondered about the life of your beloved old bear?


Online appraisal offer you the bears history along with its current value.  Ask Brenda!

Keep abreast of current bear happenings.


Enjoy the videos and bear reports. 


Free to read.

Newsy articles about teddy bears and live bears too!


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Meet the artists at teddy bear  shows around the world.


Find one close to you!

Stop in - see the bears!

Meet many of the Bears&Buds and Bright Star Promotions' artists in each of the 7 yearly shows.


Buy bears online is fun!

Professional Artist Members login and learn more about operating your business, bear making techniques, copyright laws explained and more.

What are other artists doing?


Let them spark your imagination!

Past Articles Featured in Bears&Buds


You'll never miss a thing when you go to the archive to enjoy all the past featured articles

  Congratulations . . .

  to all who entered
  and to all who have won!


A very special thank you goes to all our
URSA Awards sponsors.
Please visit their web sites.


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Meet Dave Stack the developer of BearPile.

Search for a new hugs from his site.


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Artists and Collectors!

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We have always been a "green" magazine, by being an online magazine and not a printed publication which helps our planet's environment.

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mission statement
The articles, features, products and links found on Bears&Buds do not constitute endorsement or guarantee of artist's workmanship or merchandise quality. The informative articles are designed to enrich the reader's knowledge and to introduce the many talented and varied artists-members that make up the teddy bear world. Bears&Buds is not responsible for errors or omission. If you find a broken link, please email us.
Let your dreams be your north star!

Bears&Buds is an electronic publication and not a paper printed publication. Circulation is world-wide and available online 24/7.



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