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Polar Bear Pull Toy Replica

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 12-05-2011 01:47 PM 1813 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time for the Winter season! I designed this little polar bear pull toy several months ago. He was featured in Creative Woodworks and Crafts magazine and even made the corner of the cover. I just got him back from New Jersey where the publishing offices of the magazine are and I am happy to be able to share him with you here.

I love designing these little pull toy replicas. They are fun and easy to make and are fun to dress up with stones and other cool pieces. This little guy is made of ash. His cart is made of ash too. I used the DecoArt Staining and Antiquing medium mixed with acrylic paints to give him a wash of white and painted in his little facial features.

I made him an icicle necklace of sterling silver and Swarovski crystals, and his cart wheels and snowflake pull also have crystal accents.

He is approximately 7” long and 5” high (without cart, which is 9” long). I just love him and I think he will be around until the Spring thaw! I hope you enjoy him too!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"





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#1 posted 12-05-2011 02:04 PM

I love it – TOO

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 02:07 PM

AWWW adorable.. would look great on a holiday table with greenery!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 02:52 PM

He’s awful cute. The grain of the wood adds to his charm, like folds in his fur. I have to admit, I’d forgotten all about him. Very Nice.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 02:54 PM

very nice. I like the snowflake mags.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 02:59 PM

I loved your article in Creative Woodworks & Crafts featuring this project.

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 03:43 PM

Great details on you work. Hope all is well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 03:51 PM

Another winner, Sheila.

Very cute.

Lee

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 04:52 PM

Cute, Sheila! Nicely done.

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#9 posted 12-05-2011 05:45 PM

I like him too. He is cute and I like that you put the extra with the crystals.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 12-05-2011 05:48 PM

Thank you all. I like the little added things, too, Kelly. They make each piece fun and unique. I need to think of a name for him. Any suggestions?

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 12-05-2011 07:47 PM

Very nice Sheila. I really like the wheels. One of these days I’m going to have to really make myself get better on the scroll saw cause there are some wonderful things I could make if I was better at it. Thanks for sharing.

As for a name, I haven’t a clue. Maybe Snowflake the Pull-ar Bear.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#12 posted 12-05-2011 07:59 PM

Great job i love it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#13 posted 12-05-2011 08:38 PM

Nice work, Sheila.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#14 posted 12-05-2011 10:37 PM

Very nice!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#15 posted 12-06-2011 01:01 PM

Thank you all again for the nice comments. Making toy replicas is really fun. I do enjoy it a lot. “Pull-ur-Bear” is cute!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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