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

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fluffy is a 2016 URSA Award Winner!

2016 has been a fantastic year for Brenda, the owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles.  She found out just the other day that Fluffy (pictured above) a Minky Hare that she created has won either 1st, 2nd, or third place in the 2016 URSA Awards.  She will find out in October which place she won when the Bears&Buds online magazine is published.

According to the Bears & Buds website, "The URSA Awards are a worldwide competition that feature exquisite and unique bears/buds created by teddy bear and soft sculptured artists."

Each category is limited to 20 entries, and there are many categories.

A grateful thank you to all who voted for Fluffy!

Quote of the Day - "Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." - Dennis P. Kimbro