Hi everyone, I'm logging in after far too long neglecting this forum. I love the chat and friendly atmosphere here. I love to make miniature bears but seem to struggle with too many other things getting in the way. I'm off now to read some of the posts as there's so much to catch up on. Hugs, Mandy
I was feeling a bit nostalgic about days gone by today, and thought I'd stop in and say hello.
How are things in the tiny teddy world?
I feel a little star struck! Your book 'Enchanting Miniature Teddy Bears' was the first 'how to' book I bought when I discovered miniatures. I hope that you are still making your cute little bears and thank you for helping me to improve my technique when I first started. It was after reading the tools section in the book that I purchased my hemostats - what a revelation they were! Turning tiny pieces were no longer a struggle
Mini bear hugs,
Wow! Hi Deb!
A little star-struck here too. Your book was the first one I ever bought and it totally got me hooked! As a matter-of-fact, it was the sheer frustration in finding the stuff needed for minis that got my 'little business' going!
I still recommend your book to anyone who asks. I have several but yours is the best!
I sure wish they were still being printed - would love to have them available in my shop.
I go back too, but not quite as far as you. Next year is my 20th anniversary.
I know that your birds and lampwork beads—and more than likely, several more artistic evolutions have taken place in your life—but you did set the feet of many miniaturists on this pathway in one way or another, to piggyback on each other, so that your contributions and those of many others are now layered down very far underneath the current type of work being done but are the basic beginnings of the miniature world.
It's nice to hear from you!!
I too bought the book. How to make enchanting miniature teddy bears by Debbie Kesling. I took fell in love with them from this book. The smallest one I made was 1 inch the size of a postage stamp with string joints. Can't do them again too small for my hands and eyes. I still have it and cherish it. I make mostly 3 to 5 inch bears because of the arthiris in my hands. Thank Debbie for making the book. :hug: