Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017 DOLLS Award of Excellence Winner for Brenda

Brenda Mize, Owner of Beacon's Glow Collectibles, was thrilled to find out that her Eyes of Texas Dolls entry, "Royal Twins" has won in the category of Doll Fashion in the 2017 DOLLS Award of Excellence competition. This award is also known as the DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry's Choice (DAE).

Judges for this year's competition included the following:  Berdine Creedy, Stephanie Finnegan, Jack Johnston, and Robert Tonner.  All of these judges are very well-known names in the collectible doll industry.

Competition was stiff as more than 170 entries were submitted for this year's competition.

Awards were presented on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the ID&TS held in Asheville, NC.

Brenda's description of her outfits were described as follows:
"Costume materials and description
Each twin wears a handcrafted full-length regal gown created from emerald green velvet and edged in antique gold trims.  Francesca wears an underdress made from olive green crushed taffeta fabric and Guinevere wears an underdress made from aqua-sienna crushed taffeta fabric.  The puffed sleeves of the underdress are embellished with crisscrossed gold cording and the hem of both underdresses is edged in metallic antique gold and turquoise blue beaded trim.
Guinevere and Francesca each wear a delicate necklace created from diamond rhinestone chain. Gold earrings with emerald green stones enhance their royal look.  Black tights and black leather slip-ons complete their outfit.
Their majestic classic red hair is adorned with a moss green rose floral garland. "


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Charlie Bear Event Bear Specials

Just found out from our Charlie Bear rep, Lucy, that we will be able to get all four of the Event Bear Specials (well, actually bunnies) from the 2017 Charlie Bears Collection. 

Each bunny rabbit is 12 inches tall and only available through participating Charlie Bear stockists.  This special collection includes:  Bluebell, Dell, Dawn, and Dusk.

Funny as "Dell" reminded me of Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Computers. ;)

Our favorite is definitely Bluebell.  Check out her gorgeous coloring and matching rose pink bow and paw pads.

Quote of the Day - "There are two ways of spreading light:  to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

Thursday, February 16, 2017

First 2017 Charlie Bear Plush Teddy To Arrive Soon!

We have been notified by the Charlie Bears Bearhouse that the first plush teddy from their 2017 Collection will be shipping to retailers (aka stockists) soon.

His name is Skinny Pin and he is 12 inches tall and made from a gorgeous brown colored plush.  As with all Charlie Bears, he has a wobble-joint neck and is 5-way jointed.  To complete his cute look, he wears a matching organza bow around his neck.

Please stay tuned as he should be shipping to us soon!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 Clemens Bears Collection Has Been Announced!

Clemens Bears, known worldwide for their handmade teddies, has introduced their 2017 catalog.  As with each and every teddybear bearing their name, they are handmade by artisans in Germany using old-world techniques.

As with last year's collection, Clemens has several guest bear artists who continue to contribute new and wonderful teddybears.  We have been seeing that the two most popular artist lines are Anna Dazumal and the husband-wife team of Jack and Marion Finhold.  Each and every teddy from these artists has proven to be quite popular with collectors and we expect this year to be no exception.

Please stay tuned to the Beacon's Glow website as we receive in stock images from Clemens.

Thanks for your interest!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

2017 Charlie Bear Collection

We are very excited to announce that the 2017 Charlie Bear Collection will officially be debuted on Friday, February 3rd.

Just have to say that this year's collection is amazing!  We are so privileged to have the opportunity to get a sneak peek since we are a Charlie Bear US retailer.

Please stay tuned!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Clemens Bears Introduces their 2017 Teddy Bear Collection

Clemens Bears is definitely the first of several teddy bear companies to introduce their 2017 line.  There are many fine teddybears and critters is this collection and we cannot wait to place our first order of 2017 with them.

There are some adorable Ren Bears as well as some bears and critters from the very talented Anna Dazumal.  In addition, all of the guest teddy bear artists for Clemens Bears are introducing new pieces this year.

Please stay tuned for their appearance on the Beacon's Glow Collectibles website soon.  (And of course please do not hesitate to email us at info@beaconsglow.com if you would like for us to reserve any from this amazing collection.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Brand New! Eyes of Texas Dolls Website is 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!

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