Melanie Clark

Thanks for Visiting My Site

Here's a bit about me. I started designing and creating bears in 1992 at the age of 14. I still can't believe that it has been that long! Making bears and other critters is my Passion! I am a self taught maker and have never taken a class or had any professional teaching in Bear making. Everything I have learned has been on my own through trial and error... and lots of needle poked fingers on my part ;).

I grew up in the City Known for it's Monster Shopping mall... the city of Edmonton (in Alberta, Canada Eh ;) ). A few years ago we decided to leave the city to get away from it all. Now I live on a quiet Acreage near the Picturesque town of Stony Plain, with all my wonderful pets. I Love animals and have a my own menagerie! Four wonderful dogs, 2 very hairy Maine Coon Cats, a Loud but Loveable Blue Front Amazon parrot, one very Adorable Chameleon, 3 Turtles I've had forever, Japanese Koi fish, which stay out in the pond during our short Summer. AND last but not least..... I left the Scary pets till last... I also have 7 Tarantulas! Most people don't understand my adoration for my 8 legged buddies.. I think you have to keep one to see their intrigue :) :)

Okay back to the bears.... All the bears and other Creatures are designed and made by myself one at a time. My full sized bears My bears are always made from quality Mohair or Alpaca... Maybe the odd synthetic will creep in from time to time. Miniatures are made from Mohair or Quality new or Vintage upholstery Fabric.
The bears have either glass or shoe button eyes whenever possible. Some Minis receive Onyx or glass bead eyes when glass eyes ones are just . Stuffing will usually vary in each design. Typically I use: Polyester, Excelsior, Plastic pellets, Glass pellets, or steel pellets
My bears and other Creations can be found in collections all over the world and have been featured in many Magazines. Including: Teddy Bear Review, Teddy Bear and Friends, Teddy Today, Mary Beth's Teddy Bears and More, and Teddy Bear Club international.

Many of my bears are one of a kinds but I have open and limited editions also available

If you would like to see some photos of my wonderful pets please visit my Pets page!
Always feel free to email me with any questions or comments! I love to hear from you! Bear Hugs! Melanie

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