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?