Debby Coatham (Bear &Textile Artist)

“OOAK Collectable Artist Bears & Textile Art”

Shop Announcement:

I have a number of items on sale at the moment, all one off items.

Shop collections

All items by Bearlescent

About Bearlescent


Bearlescent, one of a kind collectable artist bears and textiles, designed and made with love

I'm Debby, married with two grown up children which gives you a slight clue to my age bracket, a daughter 30 and a son 21, I also gained another son in 2017 when my daughter married so I am now very fortunate to have 3 children. We live in a small village on the East Coast of Yorkshire, I love peaceful surroundings and village life.
I have had a passion for all things craft since a very early age and have filled my house with beautiful hand made items.
I attended Hull Riley College many years ago studying City and Guilds in Fashion design, once qualified I realised it was still hand sewing I loved and have never made a garment since.
Working in an office for many years I spent any spare time I could working on my hobbies and began making One of a Kind Artist Bears to sell in February 2014, in September of the same year a failed spine operation meant I could no longer return to my desk job so I continued designing and making bears on a full time basis, Bearlescent was registered with HMRC from April 2015.
I work from home, in a spare bedroom which is now dedicated to Bearlescent, overflowing with fabrics and every craft goodie I could ever need.
In 2018 I created my first mohair bear making kits Oscar & Pebble and I am currently working on my third, something I dreamt of doing since starting Bearlescent.
Another passion has always been hand embroidery, after opening my Folksy shop in August 2018 I decided to start some embroidered gifts which I am thoroughly enjoying making again. In 2019 I began making handmade dolls which I simply love making so my time is now divided between dolls, bears and embroidery.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop of unique and one of a kind gifts, I can offer commissions so please feel free to contact me if you would like something personal making.

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