Custom Mink Heirloom Teddy Service from your mink stole

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Custom Mink Heirloom Teddy Service from your mink stole


*** Please do NOT try to purchase any of the teddies in the photographs. They are just examples of my work. These teddy bears are just examples of what I have created with vintage mink stoles. (These teddies have all been adopted already). ***

Note: I currently have an extensive backlog of custom order requests so if you want to send me your mink garment to transform into teddies you will just need to be patient because each teddy is precious and takes many hours of hand crafting.

Do you have a vintage family mink stole hiding in the back of your closet? Maybe its grandmas old mink stole that she treasured...but you don't know what to do with it. For over 20 years I have been turning family furs into Family Heirloom Teddy Bears. These teddies can be shared with everyone in your family....a memory of grandma in the form of a lovable teddy bear.

I have been a professional Teddy Bear Artist since 1988....thats over 25 years! My bears have been nominated and awarded The Golden Teddy Award by Teddy Bear Review magazine. My teddies and other animals have also been well published on a regular basis in Teddy Bear Review magazine, Teddy Bear and Friends magazine, and Teddy Today magazine. I was the featured artist (and my panda was on the cover) of the October 2011 issue of "Teddy Bear Review" magazine. I was also one of the featured artists in the Aug/Sept issue of "Teddy Bear Times" magazine. My bears have also been featured in two books: Tribute to Teddy Bear Artists Series 2 and The Worlds Most Lovable Teddy Bears.

For the first 10 years as an artist, in the 1990s, I was primarily an heirloom artist (creating custom bears from your family fur) and selling at Teddy Bear shows. Then for the a few years, in the early 2000s, I concentrated on my One Of A Kind (OOAK) Artist Bears and sold mainly on eBay. Some of my pandas reached high bids on eBay for over $2,000.00! Now that is exciting!!!

I have a large following of very loyal collectors which leaves me little time to create Family Heirloom Custom Teddy Bears. But I do still receive inquires about making bears from a family vintage mink. If you are interested you can find more information about my bears on my websites and blog: ... to see the Galleries of my past work ... to see my most recent works offered for adoption ... this is my Blog where you can see my most current work

The teddies on this page are examples of my work. If you have a good quality vintage mink stole, coat, or collars and you would like me to create an OOAK artist teddy for you, I will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. You can email me through Art Fire, my website, or directly at

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I always knew that I was meant to be an artist...I just never knew that I was destined to become a Teddy Bear Artist. I have an Art degree and in my quest to find a creative career I stumbled upon the very new and growing field of Artist Bears in the late 1980s. I am totally self-taught in this field. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, I was only one of a handful of nationally recognized artists that worked primarily with recycled vintage furs. Still today, I only work with recycled vintage mink stoles, coats, or collars.

Materials Used

recycled vintage mink, glass eyes, ultrasuede, leather

Product Attributes

Color: Blue

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United States
First Item: $ 15.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00


In the USA I ship by fully insured USPS Priority Mail including tracking.

Internationally I ship by USPS Global Express that includes $100 insurance an tracking. At your request I can increase the insurance for an additional charge.

I always ship "insured" because once I ship the package I can no longer be responsible for delivery. After 20 years of shipping I have never had a package lost or damaged by USPS.

My international collectors need to be aware that their country may add on Duty Fees to their package. I have no control over these additional charges.

Return Policy: For the past 20 years I am delighted to say that my collectors have always been very happy with their Vintage Mink Teddy Bears or other animals that they have adopted from me. But if anyone should be disappointed in their adoption for any reason I will be happy to accept a Return for Credit toward another purchase (not including shipping costs). The item must be returned in original condition with all of the paperwork and original packaging within one week. Please contact me before shipping any returns.


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