Japanese Inspired Artist Teddy Bears & Friends...

Gold Coast, Australia · 42 Sales


Japanese Inspired Artist Teddy Bears & Friends...

Gold Coast, Australia 42 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Shop owner

Sarah J


Announcement   Welcome To My Shop... "Where Smiles Begin And Friends Are Made"... My "Joy Of The Heart"... *Please Read My Shop Policies Before Purchasing Thanks! *Visit My Blog, Instagram & Facebook For New Bears & Friends Updates!


Last updated on Aug 14, 2017

Welcome To My Shop... "Where Smiles Begin And Friends Are Made"... My "Joy Of The Heart"... *Please Read My Shop Policies Before Purchasing Thanks! *Visit My Blog, Instagram & Facebook For New Bears & Friends Updates!

Sarah J

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Sarah J


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

kryptonitegirl on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

another super wonderful bear,your bears touch my heart so much..keep up with the good work xx


Paula on Apr 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love Risa so much! She is so adorable and made perfectly and with love! Sarah's work is always amazing! She is a very talented bear artist! I love her Japanese style, soft fur, darling face, pink paw pads and pretty dress! Sarah is a sweetheart and always excellent communication! Fast shipping to US! Very happy to add her to my growing collection of SaraJNoKuma teddies! Thank you so much dear! Highly recommend!


Paula on Apr 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this adorable doggie Kuro so much! He is expertly and perfectly made!!! I am so happy to add another one of Sarah's darling creations to my collection! He has the cutest face and red tongue sticking out! So much character and personality! His vintage scarf is so pretty and his fur is wonderful! Darling foot pads too! Such amazing workmanship! I love the Japanese style so much! Sarah is an amazingly talented artist and a sweetheart! Excellent communication and fast shipping to US! Highly recommend!

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Meet Tomi My New Japanese Inspired Tedibea!

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Artist Tedibea "Tomi" (Original Design)
Artist Tedibea "Tomi" (Original Design)
Meet Hanae My New Japanese Inspired Tedibea! Sweetest Pink Alpaca!

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Sweet Raggedy/Retro Doll "Lily Ann"

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Raggedy/Retro Doll "Lily Ann" (Original Design)
Raggedy/Retro Doll "Lily Ann" (Original Design)
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"Use Your Gift To Bring Joy To Yourself And Others"

My "Joy Of The Heart" Is How I Would Describe My Love For What I Do. Design, Cutting, Sewing And Making... Then A Little Personality Looks Up At You And You Have A Little Laugh "Did I Just Make This?" I Love Vintage/Retro Fabrics And Try To Incorporate Them Into My Creations To Give Them Their Character. Beautiful Mohair Fabrics, Wool, Viscose And Vintage Plush Just To Name A Few Are What I Love To Use In Bear Making. Muslin Is My Favourite Cloth Doll Fabric Although I Do Use Homespun And Osnaburg Depending On The Annie And The Look To Be Achieved. Japanese Teddy Bear Artists Inspire My Work As Well As The Sweet Girl Herself... Raggedy Ann. I Hand Sew My Bears And Friends And Machine Sew My Dolls And All Their Clothing. I Am Completely Self-Taught With Tutorials, Books And Pictures An Accolade In My Craft! I Also Make Bears And Dolls From Patterns I Collect From Talented Artists, Learning Their Techniques With Invaluable Knowledge. My Creations Are Made With Much Love And Care So Please Know You Are Adopting "A Handmade Original From My Heart To Yours"... Even Though My Bears & Friends Are OOAK Creations Made From The Same Pattern And Materials Not One Is Ever The Same! Each Bear & Friend Come With Their Own Sewn On Tag And Swing Tag With Their Details. My Bears And Friends Have Found A Forever Home In Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark, South Korea And Singapore. I Admire All Artists Who Give A Piece Of Their Hearts To Others In Their Craft And That Is Why My Motto "A Handmade Original From My Heart To Yours" Means Just That So You May Receive Joy From A Special "Hug" That Gave Me As Much Joy To Create. My Artistic Work And Photographs Are Protected By Copyright © Sara J No Kuma Sarah J Bear 2011-2017.

Shop members

  • Sarah J

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I Have Been Creating Since 2002. I Opened My Shop In 2011. My Creations Live World Wide! Those Who Have Been Adopted To New Homes Are Very Missed... It's Hard To Part With Them.

  • Plucka

    Assistant, Customer Service, Cheeky Boy

    Plucka Helps Me To Follow Up On Orders, Check Customer Details, Pack The Bears & Friends Ready For The Journey & Adventure With Their New Family! He Is A Cheeky Boy Trying To Hide In The Boxes So He Too Can Go On An Adventure! Wouldn't It Be Nice...

Shop policies

Last updated on October 3, 2016
Hello! Welcome To My Shop. All My "Hugs" Listed Are Ready For Immediate Adoption. Thank-You For Respecting My Policies. If You Do Not Agree Please Do Not Purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I Accept Payments Through PayPal And Direct Payments. If You Would Like Me To Reserve An Item For You Please Convo Me. If You Would Like To Request A Custom Item A Non- Refundable Deposit Is Required And Full Payment Is To Be Made As Agreed. (Custom Orders Will Be At My Discretion).
All International Parcels Are Shipped Economy Air Mail Via Australia Post. Extra Cover & Signature On Delivery Is Available For This Option Upon Checkout. *International Customers Also Have The Option Of Standard International Post Which Tracks Your Parcel From The Time Of Lodgement To Delivery (Tracking Number Provided). Extra Cover & Signature On Delivery Is Available For This Option Upon Checkout. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OPTION IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ALL COUNTRIES CONVO ME FOR AVAILABILITY. I Do Combine Shipping Which Can Be Cheaper For You! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE 2 OR MORE ITEMS CONTACT ME FOR A QUOTE! "Everywhere Else" Shipping Is Not Accurate For All Countries. (Australia Post Has 9 Shipping Zones). If You Would Like An Accurate Quote Before Purchasing Please Convo Me And I Will Change The Amount. All Items Will Be Shipped In A Tough/Padded Bag Or Mailing Box. The Packaging Is Included In The Quote. *Australian Customers Have Proof Of Posting And Tracking With Regular Parcel Post. The Option Of Extra Cover & Signature On Delivery Is Available Upon Checkout (Extra Cover Is For Loss Or Damage Up To $100.00). *Australian Customers Also Have The Option Of Express Post With Signature On Delivery. Parcels May Take Up To 25 Business Days To Arrive Depending On Destination And Shipping Option. I Will Send Parcel To Address On Etsy Receipt. Please Make Sure Your Details Are Correct. I Will Let You Know When Shipped. Buyers Are Responsible For Any Taxes, Fees, Charges Or Customs Duties In Their Country. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO CHANGE AMOUNTS ON CUSTOMS FORMS! ALL ITEMS WILL BE TICKED UNDER MERCHANDISE OR OTHER THANK-YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING. I WILL ALSO BE REQUIRING CUSTOMER CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS FOR CUSTOMS FORMS THANKS!
Refunds and Exchanges
I Cannot Refund Shipping Fees (I Do Not Charge Handling Fees!) Or Be Held Responsible For Damaged Or Lost Items/Parcels During Transit To You Etc. (If This Concerns You Please Use Extra Cover!) Thank-You For Understanding. If You Are Not Happy With Your Purchase Due To A Defect In Workmanship (Most Or Some Of My Bears, Dolls And Friends Are Made To Look "Loved, Worn, Tattered Etc") Contact Me A.S.A.P I Will Resolve The Problem With You. If A Refund Is In Order I Will Refund Total Of Purchase Excluding Shipping Costs Upon Return Of Original Item/s (Please Note You Will Be Responsible For Return Shipping). All Sales Are Final, No Refunds (I Will Not Refund Or Exchange For Change Of Mind). Please Be Aware I Take Great Care In My Craft And Not All My Items Are "Perfect". I Describe Each Item To The Best Of My Ability So Please Choose Carefully.
Additional policies and FAQs
I Desire Our Transaction To Be Pleasurable And Easy. Your Custom And Feedback Are Important To Me! Please Convo Me With Any Questions You May Have And I Will Do My Best To Answer Them! Due To Time Differences ( I Am In Australia! ) I Will Contact You A.S.A.P. Thank-You!!