Note this date:
As updates are accomplished, that will be reflected on the ordering and pricing pages. Read the full notice there.
ALSO, Every order will receive a free gift of some
sort. Small orders, small gifts. Large
orders, larger gifts.
These will range from tumbled gemstones, bear ornaments or book marks on up to actual little bears or bear books.
Pricing and Options
[Full notice re changes and why at bottom of page]
FYI; unless you are choosing from adoptable bears, all orders are custom and all sales final.
Bear prices, and additional option prices are listed below. Shipping will vary dependent on location, package weight and other factors.
Things you need to know: It is easy to add photos to a 16" or larger bear. They can be placed in ears, on footpads or on a heart on the chest. Memory vests for a 16" bear have room for photos and/or verbage. It is also fairly easy to have embroidery on the footpads, or chest [depending on the amount of letters]. There is also a lot of opportunity to incorporate logos, special stitching details etc from the original clothing. The smaller the bear, the harder it gets and some designs do not show well at all.
A 12" bear is not just 4" shorter, but everything is smaller. Photos used on the 12" bear will be much harder to see, and if words are wanted, they will have to be short! They can still be quite expressive however, and are an especially good choice in some cases.
8" bear: no photos, no embroidery and not too much option for using clothing detail. This size is better for 'theme' bears than memory bears.
Oversize bears: These usually come about when the design on a sweatshirt or sweater is too big for anything else; ie, you would not see enough of the design to know what it was! Another plus of these is that photos on foot pads or in ears are a really nice distinguishable size so you do have more options there.
[photos, vests, embroidery etc]
If you want a name inside of a heart embroidered on the chest, it may be more, $7.50 to $10 depending on size and lettering as this takes two setups, not just one.
You can view examples of most previous bears by clicking on Gallery and choosing any year. Most of our bears are featured and if you see a particular style you like, you can reference them by image name when you email me. You do NOT have to choose from there, they are just an aid. Many of the different options I offer came about because a customer asked "Could you do this?" or "Is there any way we can include ____?".
Do not be afraid to ask, ever!
Price change notice:
The time has come the Walrus said…Wait, start over! One of my customers pointed out to me that my prices had not increased in a long time. No, she was not complaining, but she did suggest I should revisit and research, because prices elsewhere have not remained constant.
I did and … she is right. It has been over 12 years since I made any changes. In the last 2 or 3, stuffing alone increased in price more than once. Annual maintenance on my sewing machine jumped as well, plus the items required to print photos on fabric. With the increases in minimum wage, it is understandable prices go up. Meanwhile, my “wages” go down!
Right about now, someone is thinking “What about shipping?” Yes, shipping certainly has gone up, but rather than doing set amounts, I figure each and every order on its own merits. In other words, you only pay what YOUR order requires. I will round to the closest 50 cents or dollar. If there is a huge difference between Priority and Parcel Post, you get to choose which one. There will be no changes in how that is figured. As far as I can tell, any of the automatic preset deals would overcharge you and I’m not going to do that.
After some contemplation,
here is what I’ve decided. AS OF
***To sweeten the deal a bit, I’m adding something new. Every order will receive a free gift of some sort. Small orders, small gifts. Large orders, larger gifts. These will range from tumbled gemstones, bear ornaments or book marks on up to actual little bears or bear books.
16” bears, 69.95
12” bears, 59.95
8” bears, 30.00
Pillows ~ 12” for $25, Potholders ~ 8” for $10
Accessories, photos etc will remain the same.
Email me! Bellybuttonbears@charter.net or
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