TheBackyardBear

The Backyard Bear Arts and Crafts Studio

Bracebridge, Canada · 123 Sales

TheBackyardBear

The Backyard Bear Arts and Crafts Studio

Bracebridge, Canada 123 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(75)
Shop owner

Mary Ann

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Announcement   An animal themed shop The Backyard Bear Arts and Crafts store sells upcycled handcrafted items such as mittens and slippers upcycled from sweaters, paintings on wood, mason jar solar lights, buttons etc. Almost all items are made with reclaimed materials as I try to be a green as possible. Reuse, Recycle, Renew! Reclaimed fabric is washed before use. Driftwood is gathered on the banks of the Muskoka River. Other items are found during my travels to 2nd hand stores and yardsales.

I am a wildlife artist and I love custom orders. Please message me if you have an idea you wish to come to fruition. Mini-Wildlife Art is my specialty.

I also offer pet portraits and have 100% feedback on my paintings.

I can ship worldwide. Please message me if you are international for shipping costs before you purchase!

I SHIP ITEMS FOR COST THEREFORE THE QUOTED SHIPPING IS AN ESTIMATE AND IF THERE IS A DISCREPENCY WITHIN $1.00 I will reimburse you via paypal. I ALSO COMBINE SHIPPING COSTS. If your concerned about shipping costs please convo me.

Enjoy my shop and keep looking as I'll be adding new items as quick as I can. Please recommend my shop to your friends who love wildlife. Thank you!

I am a proud member of the Oh Canada! Team. Search for OhCanadaTeam to see more creations from the group, or visit our blog to learn more about our products and the places we create them! http://ohcanadateam.blogspot.com

I also have a 2nd shop called OldMavisVintage which I am selling my vintage wares. Check it out and if you purchase items from both of my shops I will combine postage as well.

Proud Member of the OhCanadaTeam at http://ohcanadateam.blogspot.com

Check out my Webpage!:
http://thebackyardbear.com

Are you on Facebook? So am I at:
https://www.facebook.com/The-Backyard-Bear-Arts-and-Crafts-Studio-205841977432/?fref=ts

Pineterest - Love it!:
https://www.pinterest.com/thebackyardbear/

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Announcement
Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

An animal themed shop The Backyard Bear Arts and Crafts store sells upcycled handcrafted items such as mittens and slippers upcycled from sweaters, paintings on wood, mason jar solar lights, buttons etc. Almost all items are made with reclaimed materials as I try to be a green as possible. Reuse, Recycle, Renew! Reclaimed fabric is washed before use. Driftwood is gathered on the banks of the Muskoka River. Other items are found during my travels to 2nd hand stores and yardsales.

I am a wildlife artist and I love custom orders. Please message me if you have an idea you wish to come to fruition. Mini-Wildlife Art is my specialty.

I also offer pet portraits and have 100% feedback on my paintings.

I can ship worldwide. Please message me if you are international for shipping costs before you purchase!

I SHIP ITEMS FOR COST THEREFORE THE QUOTED SHIPPING IS AN ESTIMATE AND IF THERE IS A DISCREPENCY WITHIN $1.00 I will reimburse you via paypal. I ALSO COMBINE SHIPPING COSTS. If your concerned about shipping costs please convo me.

Enjoy my shop and keep looking as I'll be adding new items as quick as I can. Please recommend my shop to your friends who love wildlife. Thank you!

I am a proud member of the Oh Canada! Team. Search for OhCanadaTeam to see more creations from the group, or visit our blog to learn more about our products and the places we create them! http://ohcanadateam.blogspot.com

I also have a 2nd shop called OldMavisVintage which I am selling my vintage wares. Check it out and if you purchase items from both of my shops I will combine postage as well.

Proud Member of the OhCanadaTeam at http://ohcanadateam.blogspot.com

Check out my Webpage!:
http://thebackyardbear.com

Are you on Facebook? So am I at:
https://www.facebook.com/The-Backyard-Bear-Arts-and-Crafts-Studio-205841977432/?fref=ts

Pineterest - Love it!:
https://www.pinterest.com/thebackyardbear/

BC:thebackyardbear:17419153281268663451246

Mary Ann

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Mary Ann

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(75)
KandLuke

KandLuke on Jul 21, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully done, and customized exactly as I had requested, done very quickly - I'm thrilled with the result!

vyates

vyates on Oct 26, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely fabulous custom sign looks just like my cats. High-quality workmanship, great communication, and very prompt service and shipping. Would definitely buy from again.

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Third of 4 cats completed on my sign

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The starting of a custom pet portrait sign.

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About

There once was a bear that lived in my backyard....

I love bears, black bears especially. I had a bear living in my backyard for 3 years. When I started my Etsy shop I decided to call it The Backyard Bear Arts and Crafts Studio after that bear. Black bears are very misunderstood.

The first pair of mittens I made from salvaged fleece. Always making gifts for friends I gave them to a friend as a birthday present. She wore them to work and everyone asked where could they purchase a pair. That was the start of my business. The painting of pet portraits and wildlife is something I love to do and I started to offer that as part of my store. It makes me feel awesome knowing that someone out there loves what I do and will pay me for it.

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  • Mary Ann

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    A self-taught artist and creator of everything and anything that can be made from items most people would toss out. If I'm not inside creating I'm outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
Welcome to my Policy Page. I stand behind my products and if you're not happy I'm not happy. Communication is the key.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
The Backyard Bear accepts payments in the forms of: Paypal, Major Credit Cards (through Paypal) or E-Transfer if you live in Canada. In the event that a payment is not received within 3 days of placing an order, I will send you a message on the 4th day telling you that I will be canceling the order and will relist the item that day if no payment is made within 24 hours.
Shipping
I ship all ready made items within 1 business day once your payment has been received. Custom orders will be shipped once completed. I will keep you up to date on the progress so you won't be wondering where it is.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL TRY TO REDUCE SHIPPING COSTS IF MORE THAN ONE ITEM IS BOUGHT. I WILL GIVE YOU THE LOWEST/ACTUAL SHIPPING PRICE, THEREFORE PLEASE CONVO ME IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT THE SHIPPING WILL BE ON A PARCEL TO YOUR HOME!

Shipping outside of North America..please contact me for fees before ordering.

Items are shipped Small Package through Canada Post - if you would like a different method - please let me know before hand as shipping costs will change. Not all Canadian postage allows for tracking. If you wish to have your item trackable please request and I will find out for you what is the best cost effective shipping with tracking. Canadians unfortunately have an expensive postal system.

I will ship your item(s)to the address on your Etsy account unless you specify a different one. I would be more than happy to ship directly to a gift recipient if that is your desire. I can for a small fee also wrap that gift.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please let me know if there is a problem with anything that you have purchased and we should be able to work out a replacement, refund or credit - depending on the situation. If you want a refund with any product, I will ask that the item(s) be shipped back to me, before a full refund will be given or in some cases a photo will suffice. Shipping will be paid by the customer unless its a defect.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders - Just ask :)