Bradley Thread Bear Esq. A little 2.5inch tall, polymer bear with a big personality.

Bradley Thread Bear, Esq. a fully jointed, polymer bear.
Bradley Thread Bear, Esq.
a fully jointed, polymer bear.

Say hello to Bradley.  Bradley is a scamp of a bear who loves to sit on a shelf and watch you as you go about your day.

Made from Polymer Clay, and jointed so that his arms and legs move.  His joints are made by the use of gold wrapped elastic.

Bradley with his miniature cotton reel
Bradley with his miniature cotton reel

Introducing him has obviously worn him out.  He’s had to sit down!   In width, at his widest point, Bradley is roughly 3cm wide (which is 1.18 in inches)

Bradley ...  what a lazy boy!
Bradley … what a lazy boy!

Oh, it must be nap time.  Shhhh… he’s sleeping.  Can you hear him snoring?   I’ve taken the opportunity to do a cheeky height measurement, and as you can see, he’s roughly 2.5″ tall.  (that’s 6.35 centimetres for those who work in ‘new money’. lol)

Bradley .. moving the furniture around?
Bradley .. moving the furniture around?

Well that was a quick nap.  We seem to be on the move again …  probably off to find some honey!

This little bear was made from Polymer Clay, and then ‘dusted’ over with some really beautiful gold acrylic paint – which sadly doesn’t show up at all well in the photo’s but if you look carefully you can just about spot it here and there.  The hardest thing about making Bradley was threading that gold covered elastic through the holes I made for his joints.  You have to get the tension just right, otherwise a limb(s) will hang, or if you get the tension too tight, the limb(s) will kind of fan out and not work properly.

Because bears like Bradley are quick to make I will use them as removable card adornments for older children.  Obviously with a note that they’re not a playing with toy, but an ‘ornament’. But I’ve also put them into adult cards too and they seem to go down very well with the folks who receive them.

Bradley Thread Bear, Esq. a fully jointed, polymer bear.
Bradley Thread Bear, Esq.
a fully jointed, polymer bear.

Bradley, however, is my bear.  He sits on a shelf in my craft room, mostly laughing at me when I swear under my breath as I drop something for the hundredth time and have to scrabble about trying to find whatever it is – before I roll the castors on my chair over ‘it’.

Thank you so much for visiting.  Please have a look round the place while you’re here.  There’s plenty to find and have a nose at!

Have a fabulous rest of your day!

Cobs siggy sml

 

Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

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