Thursday, 22 May 2014

Angela Burman & Burman Bears

Well hello lovely makers, creators and all round lovely people! Well its that time again and time to share something with you that I am ever so passionate about.

Today I would like to introduce you to Angela Burman, founder, originator, creator and maker of all things Burman Bears. I met Angela back in 2012 when I had a concession at the Handmade Boutique in Birmingham, Angela was involved in the enterprise Birmingham Made Me in the Mailbox. I instantly warmed to Angela's warm, witty and open character. I had heard then about Angela's bears, but never (I embarrassingly admit) got to see them.

When Handmade Boutique secured a prime retail spot at Touchwood Solihull, I was offered the opportunity to be a part of it. It was then I started working with Angela and we hit it off from the first day. I am sure its a Welsh thing as both our families originate from Wales!

When you meet Angela it is easy to see why you fall in love with her bears and critters, you see to fall in love with a Burman Bear is to fall in love with Angela. Angela injects, love and passion into every single handmade bear she makes, with an innate sense of pride and joy, there is a story and character behind every bear. Angela draws on her childhood and lifetime experiences to create each bear as a one off. Whilst certain elements of bears may appear now and again, each face is different, whilst each bear is born with a one off name. This to me makes them really special.

Angela's bears all receive a Christmas card every year and each bear gets adopted by the person they are meant to be with.

To own a Burman Bear is to own a little piece of history, and a family heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation. Each bear is made with the highest standard of workmanship and in every bear there is always a little bit of Angela's heart to keep you warm and glowing inside.

Well I think I should say no more and introduce you to the lady herself and her stunning bears. To keep up to date with all Angela's little characters and to see the journeys they take, join Angela's Facebook page

Angela Burman (Image courtesy of Burman Bears) 

Design and image copyright Burman Bears (Image courtesy of Burman Bears) 
Design and image copyright Burman Bears (Image courtesy of Burman Bears) 

Design and image copyright Burman Bears (Image courtesy of Burman Bears) 

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