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Sisters Jill & Judy Sword began making bears in 1997 after taking a series of evening courses at their local quilt shop. Thus began a new chapter in our careers - retail store owner and bear makers. The ensuing years were spent operating a retail store, specializing in teddy bear supplies and teaching others the art of teddy bear making. In the spare moments a diverse range of bears were being designed and created, ranging from the traditional to the wacky and outrageous that have become ever so popular. Each bear is made from the finest German mohair and is hand sewn allowing special attention to all those features that say "please add me to your hug!" Bear making has become an international passion for the two sisters. Not only do we attend bear exhibitions and shop for materials around the world, we have also discovered a distant relative in Scotland who is also an award winning bear artist. Now we say that bear collecting/making is not an addiction, but in the genes.

To all our friends, acquaintances, customers and fellow bear collectors, we hope that you enjoy our selection of bears and find something of interest. To purchase one of our bears, simply select your shipping region listed in the PayPal button and click the Buy Now button, where you will be redirected to the PayPal site for payment. To enquire about our work, shipping etc. click the email button.

We offer a layaway option for purchases to a maximum of $500.00. Terms are a 30% immediate deposit with up to 30 days to pay the balance in a maximum of 3 further equal installments. Extensions or adjustments to the layaway period must be agreed to in advance and in writing. There are no refunds for items purchased using our layaway option.

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