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Judith Sword
and Jill Sword

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sisters Judy and Jill Sword began making bears in 1997 after taking a series of courses at a local quilt shop. Thus began a new chapter in our careers, retail store owner and bear maker. The ensuing years were spent operating a retail store, specializing in teddy bear supplies and teaching others the art of teddy bear making. In the spare moments a diverse range of bears were being designed and created, ranging from the traditional to the wacky and outrageous that have become very so popular. Each bear is made from the finest German mohair and is hand sewn allowing special attention to all those details which say "please add me to your hug!' Bear making has become an international passion for the two sisters. Not only do they attend bear exhibitions and shop for materials around the world, they have discovered a distant relative in Scotland who is also an award winning artist. Now we say that bear making/collecting is not an addition, but in the genes!

Why We’re One of a Kind

UX'BEARies - Where bears are not just bears and people are not just customers!

All items are hand stitched from the finest of materials and each teddy bear is a unique creation.

Primary Materials

We import Steiff-Schulte German mohair, the supplier of high quality mohair fabrics to the Steiff company since 1901.

Shipping Policy

We sell our bears using PayPal as it is the safest and easiest way to send your payment. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay, you can use your credit card in PayPal. For other payment options please contact me directly.

All orders are shipped FOP Toronto, Ontario within 24 hours of confirmation and payment processing. We ship all domestic and international orders by postal service, insured, unless requested otherwise. We are happy to combine shipping for multiple items purchased at one time. Please ask for a separate quote.

Buyers are responsible for all duty, taxes or fees incurred on items shipped outside of Canada.

As a new feature this year, you may purchase one of our new creations and elect to pick-up the purchase at the One of a Kind Christmas Show November 23 - December 3, 2017. This option will give you free shipping on the item purchased.

We offer layaway options for purchases with a minimum of $100.00 to a maximum of $500.00. Terms are a 30% immediate deposit with up to 30 days to pay the balance in a maximum of 3 further equal payments. Extensions or adjustments to the layaway period must be agreed upon in advance and in writing. There are no refunds to items purchased using our layaway option.

At UX'BEARies your satisfaction is important to us. We allow returns and a full credit for any item that you are not satisfied with when they are returned to us, shipping paid, within 15 days of receipt of the order. Notification of the return must be made within this time frame and all requests must be authorized in advance of return and send postage paid.