Saturday, August 25, 2012


Wayneston Bears proudly presents Annabelle.
 I can say Annabella is one of the best that I have ever created.
Annabelle is made from my friend's bear pattern (Joanne Livingston of Dessertmountainbears).
It's my honor to have this chance to create this special bear. If you have read more about me on my earlier blog post, I started making bears because of her works. Joanne is the source of my inspiration, she is a great friend and a great mentor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank her.
It took me approximately 10 hours to root the fur individually into the needle felted face of Annabelle. I broke 5 felting needles in order to finish her face. I am glad that I have enough felting needles to complete her and now I need to order new stocks for my next bears.
This is the 2nd time I tried felting a face, the first time was Caspian, the monkey swapped with Joanne. This is also the first time I air-brushed a bear's face.
Annabelle has wire and lockline armatures on her limbs, neck and spine. you can pose her easily. Her nose is hardened, sealed, sanded, painted and sealed again in many layers.
I hope you will like my new bear Annabelle, she is now available for adoption on Bear Pile.
Please take look at the link below.
Thank you for visiting us today, we wish you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Wayne


  1. So glad the pattern worked out for you Wayne. I think you have really done it justice. So glad you were willing to try something different. I love Annabelle.

  2. It is always good to try different things. It is good that you enjoyed making her. Great achievement.

  3. It looks fantastic. Joanne's bears are just so beautiful, and the pattern looks beautiful with your style. There are so many techniques in this bear. How do you like airbrushing?

    Personally I'm still too scared to root hair individually into the muzzle of my bears. I don't think I have the patience or the resources.

  4. Thank you Joanne, I really love your pattern. Thanks for making my dream come true.

    Kays Kids, thanks for the encouragement =)

    Hi Paeonia, yes i enjoyed airbrushing! I was chicken out the last time i tried using it, this time it works so well! I will be using more airbrushing on my bears from now on. Yes rooting the fur takes a looooooooooong time! I almost give up but I am glad that I did not and I am happy with the results.


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