Japanese Inspired Artist Teddy Bears & Friends...

Gold Coast, Australia On Etsy since 2011


Japanese Inspired Artist Teddy Bears & Friends...

Gold Coast, Australia | 93 Sales

SaraJNoKuma is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello! Taking A Short Break. I Will Be Back Soon! Thanks For Visiting! Sarah J.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020

Hello! Taking A Short Break. I Will Be Back Soon! Thanks For Visiting! Sarah J.

Sarah J

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Sarah J


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
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About SaraJNoKuma

Sales 93
On Etsy since 2011

"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, Japan 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 2011-2020.

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 February 4, 2020
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

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.
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 Standard Air Mail Via Australia Post (Up To 500g) With Signature On Delivery & Tracking Number (Which Tracks Your Parcel From The Time Of Lodgement To Delivery). Extra Cover To The Value Of (200 AUD) Is Available For This Option Upon Checkout. 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! 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, Tracking, Signature On Delivery And Up To $100 Compensation With Regular Parcel Post & Express Post. Express Post & Extra Cover To The Value Of ($200) Is Available Upon Checkout. Parcels May Take Up To 25 Business Days To Arrive Depending On Destination. 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!
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!!