Thursday, January 12, 2017

Brand New! Eyes of Texas Dolls Website if Officially Live!

After working quite arduously over the last couple of weeks, Brenda, Owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles is pleased to announce that her "Eyes of Texas Dolls" website has gone live.

A bit of background information if you might be interested:

Brenda created "Eyes of Texas Dolls" in early 2015.  Since that time, she has handcrafted more than 80 dolls up to this point.  And that number is growing weekly.

Living in Texas for most of her life, it made perfect sense to name her dolls with a Texan theme.  As she likes to say "it's all in the eyes".  No doubt about it, her favorite part in the whole dollmaking process is painting each doll's eyes.

Every doll is handcrafted from a Little Darling Doll mold from the famous doll artist, Dianna Effner.  They are crafted from an air dried casting slip which has been proved to be more durable than porcelain.

As with all handmade items, no two turn out exactly the same.

Her customer base thus far has been very pleased with their collectible one-of-a-kind doll purchases:

  • "Beautifully painted Little Darling.  I am so happy with her and recommend this artist to anyone who loves beautiful hand-painted dolls."
  • "I love Brenda's dolls. They are very expressive and "their eyes are beautiful" - July is so pretty! I love her expression and long hair.  Fantastic, Brenda!"
  • "Wonderful and very much promising artist"

Thanks for taking a look!

Quote of the Day - "It takes some courage to stand up and speak; it takes even more courage to open your mind and listen" - Anonymous

Friday, December 23, 2016

2017 Inner Circle Member Box by Jim Shore 4058984 Have Arrived Early!

We never expected to get in Jim Shore's 2017 Inner Circle Member boxes before 2017 but they arrived late yesterday.  The items contained in the kit are very nice:   a Santa figurine named 'Friends All Around Santa', coordinated canvas print, tote bag, and access to inner circle members section of Jim's website. And there is also a $5 coupon included to spend on future Jim Shore purchases.  (Please contact us for instructions on how to redeem this coupon). 

To get a sneak peek of what will be available, please visit to enjoy his videos, blogs, recipes, friends spotlight and more!

Quote of the Day - "Be the reason someone smiles today!" - Unknown

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Join Us This Weekend for the 2nd Annual Charlie Bears Birthday Party!

And it is that time again - Charlie Bears turns 11 in 2016!  They have decided to celebrate each year and create a special mystery birthday box which contains a mini version of one of the most popular Charlie Bears ever produced.  Mum's the word as we do not want to spill the beans on who the mystery bear is this year.  (But was have to admit that many of you have already guessed from a process of elimination who this adorable bear is).

Anyway, Beacon's Glow Collectibles will have some super Deals of the Day this weekend (Charlie Bears of course).  And we will be including a gift with each purchase.  And also, don't forget to use the coupon code charlie upon checkout to receive an additional 10% off of any purchase.  (A perfect way to help you in starting your holiday shopping!)

Happy Birthday, Charlie Bears!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Eyes of Texas Dolls Made From Dianna Effner Doll Molds

Even to this day, the beautiful Dianna Effner Dolls still have a huge following.  There are several Facebook groups out there specifically dedicated to Dianna's Little Darling Dolls.  Little Darling Dolls come in three face sculpts - Little Darling #1, Little Darling #2, and you guessed it, Little Darling #3.  What truly sets these dolls apart are their hand-painted eyes.

Brenda Mize, Owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles, creates her own version of these 13 inch dolls and has been doing so since January of 2015.  Each doll is hand-poured, sanded and assembled from a unique air-dried casting material.  This material looks like porcelain and is stronger than porcelain.

Her favorite part in the creation of each doll is painting their eyes, hence, this is how the name  "Eyes of Texas Dolls"  came about.

Additionally, she has been teaching herself how to make smocked dresses for the dolls.  Smocking is all completed by hand and creates a very distinctive and old-fashioned look that is perfect for doll dresses.

Quote of the Day - "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." - Unknown

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 2016 is Birthday Party Month at Beacon's Glow Collectibles!

Please join us in celebrating two special birthdays this month!  Beacon's Glow Collectibles turns 13 and Charlie Bears turns 11 and both happen in November.

The BG birthday party will be held the weekend of November 11th through Sunday, November 13th.  We have many special birthday celebration ideas planned - free giveaways, special sales, and lots of super weekend Deals of the Day.

Then the following weekend we will be having the Second Annual Charlie Bears Birthday Party!

This party will occur on Saturday, November 19th and this year we have been allocated all of our mystery birthday boxes.  Many have been reserved by customers but we still have a few left.  If you are interested, please email us at .  Several customers have made some really good guesses as far as who the mini mystery bear might be inside.  Personally, I am hoping that it will be a mini version of Jim Bob, once of my favorite plush teddy bears.

Additionally, we will have giveaways and lots of stupendous Charlie Bear Deals of the Day!

Quote of the Day - "F.E.A.R. has two meanings - Forget Everything and Run OR Face Everything and Rise.  The choice is yours." - Unknown

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UPDATE - Charlie Bears 2016 Birthday Party

Oh what fun we had at last year's Charlie Bears 10th Anniversary Party!
Just got word from Charlie Bears that the date for this year's Birthday Party has been changed from Saturday. November 12th to Saturday, November 19th.

All customers and collectors are invited to participate in this very special party.  2016 marks the 11th year in business for Charlie Bears and we are very proud to be one of the largest Charlie Bears retailers located in the USA.

We here at Beacon's Glow Collectibles will have plenty of the Birthday Goodie Boxes (containing a mystery mini bear of one of Charlie Bear's most popular teddies in the past) and other little goodies as well.  Currently we still have some available to reserve so if you have not done so, and would like a goodie box, please email us at

In addition, we will be having great specials throughout the day on both plush and mohair Charlie Bears.

Please mark your calendars for the new date! We look forward to you helping us celebrate!

Quote of the Day - "Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today!" - Anonymous