Berri sent us her late Aunts fur coat. She wanted a bear made in her Aunt’s memory from it. The coat was Raccoon so it made a really fluffly bear.
“Liane, OMG! My Aunt Bettye Bear just arrived. I have been crying for 10 minutes. She came out perfect. I can still smell my Aunt. Thank you and you team for making a beautiful memory for me!” Berri Winnick
June Weedon put this nice note on my Facebook page after she had received her bears made from her fur jacket.
“In cleaning out my closet, I found the mink jacket my husband bought me many years ago. He has since passed and I wondered what to do with it. With the debate over whether one should or should not wear animal fur, I decided to check the internet to see if I could find someone who could make my jacket into two 14” bears for my grandchildren, and found you—Fairy Godmother Creations. I received the bears that you made yesterday, and LOVE THEM! Your workmanship is superb! Using the lining of my coat to make a monogrammed scarf with each grandchild’s name embroidered on it was “frosting on the cake.
“I am so pleased with them and can’t wait to give each grandchild their bear. All best,” June Weedon.
Janice Nunez sent us her late mother’s mink fur jacket to have us make these custom, jointed bears for her grand grandchild and herself.
I frequently have people ask about a lower priced fur bear option. They are just looking for an option that allows each family member to have a little keepsake of the original garment. So, I’m thinking about adding my “Friendship Bear” option but am very conflicted about it.
I prefer to make the jointed bears from fur because they are a higher quality final product that should last a lifetime if taken care of. However, they are time consuming and the price I have to charge reflects that.
I created a little pattern for about a 10″ non-jointed bear many years ago. I call it my “Friendship Bear”. It is much simpler to make than a jointed bear so I could bring it down to a price point of $55-$75. However, it doesn’t convey near the quality that my jointed bears do and I don’t want to dilute my brand. Any thoughts?