The Original Online, Teddy Bear Magazine

Reaching thousands of bear collectors worldwide!




October 2021
Teddy Bear Magazine

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Sponsors of the Annual URSA Awards Competition
Bears&Buds is a Green Magazine!

Valerie Rogers, Publisher and Executive Editor


Welcome to the wonderful world of teddy bear making, collecting and reading our online teddy bear magazine!


We extend a very Special Thank you’s to all who contribute to Bears&Buds; our artists, collectors, advertisers, cub reporters, and digital imaging creators.


And to all of you who keep this hobby exciting, on the cutting edge, friendly and thriving.


Introduction from the publisher

Focus on the Bear News

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more pages than shown here!

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Who are winners?


Who won the URSA Major - Best Overall?


Congratulations to all who entered and to all who have won.

Ever wondered about the life of your beloved old bear?

Online appraisal offer you the bears history along with its current value. Ask Brenda!

Keep abreast of current bear happenings.


Enjoy the videos and bear reports. 


Free to read.

Meet the artists at teddy bear  shows around the world.

Find a show close to you!

Or shop online.

Newsy articles about teddy bears and live bears too!


Members - login to enjoy!

Meet many of the Bears&Buds and Bright Star Promotions' artists in each of the 8 yearly shows.


Buying bears safely online,
is fun!

Dale is back!


He has a lovely line of mohair!


Adding aribrushing details to your creations enhances personality and character!


We revisit this page to learn more.

Receive early announcements of coming teddy bear events and online shows.

Past Featured Articles


You'll never miss a thing when you go to the archive to enjoy all the past featured articles

Thirty year show comes
to an end in Ann Arbor.

The story behind how Gollies became teddy bears best friends.

Having trouble finding bear making supplies?


Check out the list of trusted suppliers artists use.



Professional Artist Members login and learn more about operating your business, bear making techniques, copyright laws explained and more.

A Star in the World of Teddy Bears . . .Winnie the Pooh


How to protect your patterns and your art.


URSA Awards Archive . . .

It is our pleassure to introduce to you, the winners of the URSA Awards along with the

URSA Major - Best Over All winner.


Applause for all who entered and all who won!



A very special thank you goes
to all our
URSA Awards sponsors.
Please visit their web sites.


Write Articles For Us

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Meet Dave Stack the developer
of BearPile.

Search for a new hugs from his site.


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Artists and Collectors!

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to advertise with us.

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our wealth of archived information in Bears&Buds.

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You'll be surprised!

We have always been a "green" magazine, by being an online magazine and not a printed publication which helps our planet's environment. Your personal information is protected by Constant Contact Mailing Service and PayPal secured sites.

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mission statement
The articles, features, products and links found on Bears&Buds do not constitute endorsement or guarantee of artist's workmanship or merchandise quality. The informative articles are designed to enrich the reader's knowledge and to introduce the many talented and varied artists-members that make up the teddy bear world. Bears&Buds is not responsible for errors or omission. If you find a broken link, please email us.
Let your dreams be your north star!

Bears&Buds is an electronic publication and not a paper printed publication. Circulation is world-wide and available online 24/7.



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