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BJ's Bears - Betty J. Franks

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Your Full Name

Betty J. Franks

Location / Country

United States / Illinois

Website Address


Bearpile Address


Are you a Doll or Teddy bear artist or maker?

Teddy bear artist

If you are an artist or bear maker what type of bears do you design and make?

I make teddy bears from quality mohair, alpacha, plush, crochet, and needle felting. I create my own patterns and designs. No two bears are alike. I also make special order memory bears from many personal fabrics.

How long have you made bears or dolls?

24 years since 1991

Are you a Teddy Bear collector?


How many Teddy Bears does your hug hold?

to many to count.

What attracts you to a new Teddy Bear the most?

The facial expressions they hold.

Describe what your dream Teddy Bear would be and look like.

Quality mohair. Vintage bears. A teddy bear that is smaller than 6 inches (15.4cm).

Are you a Doll Collector?


How many Dolls does your collection hold?

I only have a few.

What attracts you to a new Doll the most?

I don't have very many dolls.

Describe what your dream Doll would be and look like.

Describe when and why you started to collect Dolls or Teddy Bears.

I always had a passion for them. Even as a little child. Teddy bears have had a place in my heart.

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