October 2023
Online Teddy Bear Magazine

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Sponsors of the Annual URSA Awards Competition


We are a Green Publication. Helping save the environment.


Valerie Rogers, 
Publisher and Executive Editor

What an honor it has been, to publish Bears&Buds for 18 years and introducing you to the bear artists from around the world.


Most of Bears&Buds does not require a membership or a login to read, except for special areas with more information.


Learn about live bears, teddy bears, bear making, events, developing your business, and so much more.


Professional Artists will login to the B&B section for tips on operating and managing your teddy bear business.


Collector-Supporters login to the Collector's Section for more bear stories.


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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.

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


Established in Jan 2005, first publication on March 2005

DBA Bright Star Promotions, Inc. State of Kentucky Since 1981


In order for our web site to continue to operate, we will depend on you for subscriptions, memberships and donations. 

A donations, small or large will help, and we feel that the contents of our site are
of great value to collectors as well as teddy bear artists.


We thank you in advance for your kind support.

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Focus on the Teddy Bear Artists

and Bear News

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It is our pleasure to introduce to you, the winners of the 18th Annual URSA Awards along with the

URSA Major - Best Over All winner.


Applause for all who entered and all who won!


Click on the banner and met the winners.


The Witches of Bears&Buds


From some of our
Professional Artist Members

all wishing you a Happy, but not to scary, Halloween!

Our featured artist is Poppy Atkinson of Brair Rose Bears residing in England.


Discover how her passion for bears turned into a worldwide business.

Online Teddy Bear Appraisals

Ever wondered about the life
of your beloved old bear?
Online appraisal offer you the bears history along with its current value. Ask Brenda!

Meet the artists at teddy bear shows. Find a show close to you or to shop online.

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

Out in the Wild . . .


What to do when you meet

a live bear.


How to survive a bear attack.


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


Our mailing list is private and secure.



Order mohair

online from Dale






Meet Dave Stack
the developer of


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

Buying bears safely online, is fun.

How to protect your patterns and your art.

The shows change and grow, read about Bright Stars success, having produced and sponsored 700 dollhouse miniatures shows, teddy bear shows,
and online shows worldwide over the last 8 years.

About the URSA Awards Pins

All About Grizzly Bears
by Animal Facts Guide

Keep abreast of current bear happenings. Enjoy the videos and bear reports.


Who are winners?

Who won the URSA Major
- Best Overall?

Congratulations to all who entered
and to all who have won



What is the difference between these two titles?

Award winning artist from Australia teaches you.

Collector password required.

Artist password required.

Check out the list of trusted suppliers artists use.

Adding airbrushing details to your creations enhances personality and character!

Thirty year show comes
to an end in Ann Arbor.

URSA Awards Archive . . .

It is our pleasure to introduce to you, the winners of the 17th Annual URSA Awards along with the

URSA Major - Best Over All winner.


Applause for all who entered and all who won!


Click on the banner and met the winners.


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

Ever wonder where mohair came from?

The artists work hard preparing for a show.

The story behind how
Gollies became teddy bears best friends.

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

Learn to take beautiful
photographs of your bears




The most expensive teddy ever sold at auction was manufactured by Steiff. The particular bear was made
by Louis Vuitton and fetched $2.1 million dollars in 2000.









Thank you Jonni for these exclusive
bear cartoons!



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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We love hearing from you!

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!





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