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susana fung hong kong
Posts: 304

hello friend,
i usually put medium size glass bead over my bears' tummy for a nice hand feel of weight.
and want to try to put over their arms and legs too...
what do you think?

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
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I have done that a few times, Susana, mainly when I make a saggy, floppy type bear.

BootButtonBears BootButtonBears
Posts: 2,837

Hi Susana, 

Weighting the bears arms and legs can add to the lovely weighted feel and it is especially good if you are trying to obtain a real slouchy look.  Beads in the tips of the toes can also aid turning the feet outward to get the look of an old bear with splayed feet.  Weighted feet can also help a bear to stand if that is the look you are after.  Enjoy experimenting.   :dance:

Dreli-Bears Dreli-Bears
Posts: 720

I use to put glass beads into the feet only just to give my bears the possibility to stand alone without any help - it's also fine for sculpturing the feet

karenaus Melbourne
Posts: 694

I also like to use glass beads in the feet even for sitting bears. I love the extra weight it gives.

Linda Benson Bears
Posts: 562

Susana, I cram as many glass pelletes into some bears as I can so that they have a good weight when held. Into arms , legs and body. Just make sure you have fibre over the joints.  bear_original

susana fung hong kong
Posts: 304

thanks girls :clap: , i haven't think much on the visual possibilities instead of the physical sensation. next, i will try on the toes to see the result and still need to explore on balancing the heavy feet in order to make him stand well.
and Linda, you exactly point out my problem, the joint!


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