Tucked down a side street in downtown San Luis Obispo, CA, Beary Cute Bears Gallery attracts collectors from around the world. This quaint little shop decorated with antique furniture, floral curtains and lace welcomes you with bears of all sizes, shapes and textures, including fur, wood, resin, and porcelain figurines. You can choose from the finest selection of Handmade Artist Bears, Gund?, Boyds, R John Wright, Steiff, Cottage Collectibles, Hermann, Deb Canham Artist Designs, and Wee Forest Folk?. You can also Stuff Your Own Bear with our Stuffing Machine, dress it, and personalize it with your own voice.
Featuring Artist bears by Sharon Queen, Susan Arnot, Joan Woessner, and Penny Zenglein.
We can create a custom bear just for you or recycle your old mink coat into a beautiful one-of-a-kind heirloom bear. There is also a teddy bear hospital on site for "emergency bear repairs".
In need of a Wee Forest Folk or Bear Fix? Come to the beautiful Central Coast of Californ ia, an area known for its wine tasting, sightseeing, and farmers' markets, and see why historical San Luis Obispo was named the best downtown by Sunset Magazine.
Stuffing your own bear at Beary Cute Bears is great fun! Choose your bear or other animal, help stuff it, make a wish, give it a heart, personalize it with your voice, select clothing, and take it home in a rocking cradle with a birth certificate!
CLEANING YOUR STUFFED BEAR:
It is always best to know what type of fabric your bear is made of and what it is stuffed with before attempting to clean your bear yourself!
Do not put your bear in a washing machine or send him to the dry cleaners as he will not like this experience! First make sure the fabric is strong enough to withstand cleaning. If you are not sure, contact an expert! It is always best to know what your bear is stuffed with before cleaning as some older stuffing materials will retain moisture and cause rotting or mold if not properly dried. Stuffing materials will often shift during cleaning. There are a variety of materials that have been used for stuffing bears throughout the years.
Once the bear is clean and restored it only needs a little bit of regular maintenance. Keep your bear free of dust by using a brush or give him a periodic gentle vacuuming. Keep lavender bags or cedar chips nearby to prevent moths or other bugs from coming too cl ose, especially if you have mohair or natural fur bears. Do not keep your bears sitting in direct sunlight, under or around a steady heat source such as heater vents, and never put them under hot halogen lamps. If you need to store your bear for long periods of time, do not store in plastic bags or boxes.