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.
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)
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)
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, 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!