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Do you have a vintage family mink stole hiding in the back of your closet? Maybe it's grandma's old mink stole that she treasured...but you don't know what to do with it. For over 20 years I have been turning family furs into Family Heirloom Teddy Bears. These teddies can be shared with everyone in your family....a memory of grandma in the form of a lovable teddy bear.

My teddy bears usually range in size from 6 inches to 12 inches. The teddies in the photos are between 8 and 10 inches because that is my favorite size to make. I will need to see your garment to give you the best estimate of what I can create. But, in general, with a typical vintage mink stole in good condition I could easily make 2 10 inch teddy bears for you. Sorry, I only work with vintage minks.

I have been a professional Teddy Bear Artist since 1989....that's over 20 years! My bears have been nominated and awarded The Golden Teddy Award by Teddy Bear Review magazine. My teddies and other animals have also been well published on a regular basis in Teddy Bear Review magazine, Teddy Bear and Friends magazine, and Teddy Today magazine. My bears have also been featured in two books: Tribute to Teddy Bear Artists Series 2 and The World's Most Lovable Teddy Bears.

I was honored to be featured in the October 2011 issue of Teddy Bear Review magazine. They featured my Artist Profile and my Rock'N'Roll Panda graced the cover. You can see that article on my "About Me" page of my Blog: http://minkbears.blogspot.com

For the first 10 years as an artist, in the 1990s, I was primarily an heirloom artist (creating custom bears from your family fur) and selling at Teddy Bear shows. Then for the a few years, in the early 2000s, I concentrated on my One Of A Kind (OOAK) Artist Bears and sold mainly on eBay. Some of my pandas reached high bids on eBay for over US $2,000.00! Now that is exciting!!!

I have a large following of very loyal collectors which leaves me little time to create Family Heirloom Custom Teddy Bears. But I do still receive inquires about making bears from a family vintage mink. If you are interested you can find more information about my bears on my website:
Or you can follow my current work on my Blog:

The teddies on this page are examples of my work. If you have a good quality vintage mink stole, coat, or even collars and you would like me to create an OOAK artist teddy for you, I will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you.

Shipping charges stated are approximate and actual shipping costs will be charged depending on your location.

Mink OOAK Artist Teddy Bear: Mink Teddy Bear custom made from your mink stole


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage mink coat, vintage mink stole, glass eyes, leather, ultrasuede, mink, real fur, fur
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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