The story behind Essential Bears

 

We have been designing and producing our individual creations under the Essential Bears label since 1992.
All our tiny creations are stitched entirely by hand using a wide variety of the finest materials including vintage

fabrics. We use delicate details and finishes on our bears drawing on our extensive experience in beading

and embroidery to create unique and distinctive miniature teddy bears. This, together with the intricacy

of design, has become a trademark of our work.

Awards & Publications

Awards

 

Megan
International


Teddy Bear Club International magazine
Miniature Bear of the Year, Professional Category
Timothy - 2" 1996 2nd place
Custard - 2.25" 1998 3rd place
Katya 3" with Mishka the cat - Tea for Two - 2002 3rd place
Linda's San Diego Fair
3rd place, Other Animals Category - 2001
3rd place, Miniature bears undressed - 2002
TITA 2002 Nomination
Category D - Dressed under 14cm - Briar the Rose Fairy
Linda's San Diego Fair
3rd place, Other Animals Category - 2003
Linda's San Diego Fair
2nd place, Miniature Bear Undressed Category - 2004
Teddy Bear and Friends TOBY 2004 Industry's Choice
Miniature Artist Bear - Undressed

Teddy Bear's Tea Party 2012

Winner - miniature category

Teddy Bear Extravangza 2013

Best Dressed Bear

 

South Africa
9th Annual Bear Fair, Durban, 2001 - Miniature Bears
1st prize - miniature bear
Best on Show
Buitenverwachting Bear Fair
Special Award for the Bear Person of the Year - 2001
Teddy Bear Fair at Stellenbosch, 2001
2nd prize - miniature category

Wendy
International


Teddy Bear Club International magazine
Miniature Bear of the Year, Professional Category
Adam - 3" 1997 2nd place
Zarya - 3" 1999 1st place
Themba 3" and Mosi the meerkat 2.25" 2001 1st place
Faramond and Floranthe 2003 1st place

British Bear Artist Awards 1999 Nomination
Linda's San Diego Fair
1st place, Miniature bears dressed - 2002
TITA 2002 First Place
Category G - Tableaux - Astra the Moon Fairy
Linda's San Diego Fair
1st place, Miniature bears undressed - 2003
2nd place, Miniature bears dressed - 2003
2nd place - Multiple entry - 2003
Linda's San Diego Fair
3rd place, Multiple entry - 2004
2nd place, Miniature bears dressed - 2004
Teddy Bear and Friends TOBY 2004 Industry's Choice
Miniature Artist Bear - Dressed/Costumed
Artist Vignette - Miniature

 

South Africa
9th Annual Bear Fair, Durban, 2001 - Miniature Bears
2nd prize - miniature bear
Teddy Bear Fair at Stellenbosch, 2001
1st prize - miniature category
Teddy Bear Artist of the Year

Publications


Japan Teddy Bear Fan Club Vol 20 - July/August 2002
Nederlandse Teddy-Beer Club No. 44 - August 2002
Teddy Bear & Friends, mini bear issue, 1998, 1999, 2000,2001
Teddy Bear & Friends, friends issue 2000, 2001
Teddy Bear & Friends, Christmas issue, Dec 2000 and Dec 2001
Teddy Bear & Friends, Family matters Dec 2001
Teddy Bear & Friends, bruins'n buddies, June 2002
Teddy Bear Review, Bear Garden, July/Aug 2001

Teddy Bear Scene
Issue 42 May/June 2000
Issue 54 February 2002
Issue 56 April 2002
Issue 68 April 2003
Teddy Bear Times Japan Issue 43
Teddy & Co Mini Teddys 2000
Making and Dressing Miniature Teddy Bears by Julie K Owen
Miniature Bear Collection by Julie K Owen
Teddy Bear Club International - several issues
Australian Bear Creations - Volume 6, No 8
Wonderful World of Teddy Bears, issue No 46
How to Make Award Winning Teddy Bears by Michela Rae and Janet Viveros
Nederlandse Teddy-Beer Club No. 44 August 2002
Teddy Bear Scene March 2005
Teddy Bear Scene May 2005
Teddy Bear & Friends June 2005
South African Bear Quarterly June 2005
Teddy Bear & Friends Winter 2010
Teddy Bear Times April/May 2011

Australian Bear CreationsVol 18 No. 6 2014

Dandy Cat 3.75" - This special little kitty is the proud winner of the Alfonzo Bear Artist Award 2017 presented at the Woburn Teddy Bear Festival.

Teddy Bear & Friends - 1999

Teddy Bear & Friends - 2010

Australian Bear Creations

Teddy Bear Times

This website, photographs & its contents are copyright to Wendy & Megan Chamberlain,

Essential Bears©2018. All rights reserved

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