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

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

2016 DOLLS Award of Excellence Winner for Brenda

I was absolutely thrilled to find out that my entry for the DOLLS Magazine 2016 Industry's Choice Awards was announced as a winner at the recent International Doll & Teddy Show held in Ashville, NC. Little Darling in Violet was under the Doll Face-Up/Repaint Category. Many thanks to the judges who voted for her.

Some additional information about Little Darling in Violet as submitted to DOLLS Magazine:

"Little Darling in Violet wears a handmade full-length dress made from dupioni silk in majestic purple.  Both the sleeves and skirt are edged in purple plum pleated satin ribbon trim.  Each row of  pleated trim on her dress is adorned with white Victorian lace that has been embellished with Swarovski AB (Aurora Borealis) crystal flat back crystals, white Swarovski pearls, and purple pearls interspersed throughout.  In addition, tiny crystal Swarovski faceted crystals are strategically placed throughout the white Victorian lace backed by an iridescent pearl cup sequin. 
Little Darling in Violet wears a pair of white tights and white patent leather shoes decorated with tiny white ribbon bows and Swarovski AB crystal flat back crystals that match those in her dress.
She wears a hand-beaded necklace with an iridescent snakeskin oval cabochon surrounded by amethyst iris seed beads. This pendant hangs from a faux diamond encrusted chain.  Little Darling in Violet also wears a pair of white Swarovski pearl earrings. 
Her long, dark brown hair is pulled back from her face and she wears a matching violet organza ribbon in her hair.
In addition, her fingernails have been painted with a matching violet polish to perfectly coordinate with her outfit.

Special features (list any collaborating designers/artists) Dianna Effner Little Darling Doll Mold was used."

Photos submitted were as follows:
Quote of the Day - "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will." - Vince Lombardi

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Clemens Bears from Germany Are Here!

We are very pleased to announce that we recently received in our first shipment of Clemens Bears.  These bears and little critters are handmade in Germany and are of a very high quality.

Please take a peek at Clemens Bears Press Release to learn about more about this amazing 68 year old company.

And if you see a bear that you are interested in and he is out of stock, please do not worry as we have more bears on backorder that should be arriving in the next month or so.

Quote of the Day - "He knows the water best who has waded through it." - Danish Proverb

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2016 Charlie Bears Now In Stock

It has been a busy year so far for the Charlie Bears Bearhouse.  Besides trying to catch up with the remaining 2015 teddy bears, they are now starting to ship teddies and such from their 2016 collection.

We are expecting in the following items towards the end of this week:

Name Code
Anais SJ5369
Anniversary Kylie SJ5472
Anniversary Poem SJ5506
Anniversary Tutti Frutti SJ5468
Anniversary Vincent SJ5465
Charlie Year Bear 2016 CB161682
Desmond CB165118
Diddy MM645321A
Flossy MM645316B
Flummadiddle SJ5368
Footprints SJ5357
Gadget SJ5355
Hoglet MM645308
Jane CB161634
Marshmallow CB161616
Mr Wright SJ5343
Napoleon SJ5358
Ode SJ5362
Orange Pippin SJ5335A
Pepper Pot CB161698
Pitter Patter MM645310
Plumduff SJ5347
Quibble SJ5372
Reech CB161638
Sheba CB161627
Susan CB161621
Wisdom CB161531O

As you can see, some are highly anticipated bears from 2015, and there are also some very popular bears from 2016.  

Can't wait to see Footprints in person!  Please stay tuned. . . 

Quote of the Day - "Love doesn't make the world go round.  Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Franklin Jones

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Easter is Quickly Upon Us - Introducing Whitman, a Minky Hare

Easter is quickly approaching and Brenda has been busy making her Minky Hares that are so appropriate for the season.

Introducing Whitman, a pale cream Minky Hare that measures a wee 6 inches tall.  He will fit right into your hand.  He is so cuddly as he is made from vintage recycled mink fur from Canada.  This little guy has most definitely come back to life as an adorable bunny rabbit.

Quote of the Day - "Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Charlie Bears Collection - Another Amazing Year!

We are so excited to be able to introduce the latest and greatest collection by Charlie Bears.  Their 2016 Collection is just amazing.  (We never thought that the Bearhouse could beat the 2015 Anniversary Collection but they sure did).

The new collection is comprised of over 150 teddy bears and critters ranging from a kangaroo to their first plush owl.  There sure is something for everyone in this collection.

Can't wait to see what our allocation numbers are as there are several sets this year that have a very limited edition of 200 worldwide.  We sure hope that there is enough to go around and are hoping for at least one of each very special set.  There is the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears Set" (Brenda's personal favorite), The Three Little Pigs and Huff Puff Set, and Red Riding Hood and Masquerade (aka The Big Bad Wolf).

If you are interested in reserving any from this year's catalog, please do not hesitate to email us at  As always, we are forced to implement a "first come, first served" schedule.

Quote of the Day - "Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people".  - Anonymous

Thursday, January 7, 2016

More Charlie Bears on Their Way!

Happy New Year!  Just got word from the Charlie Bear Bearhouse that another shipment of Charlie Bears is on their way.  Some are brand new bears from the 2016 Anniversary Collection and some are returning favorites.  These favorites were requested by customers so we were glad that we could order them once again.

The list includes:

Hunky Dory
Rosemary & Thyme