Brady Bears Studio

American Made Since 2006

Karen Brady Hammontree

Knoxville, Tennessee
Brady Bears Studio is the home to unique, antique style, mohair teddy bears & other animals. Each piece reflects a love for history & antiques.

Tell us about your business.

Brady Bears Studio was created in 2006 from my passion for art and love for antiques & antique bears. Each teddy bear, dog or other animal is loving created from my own patterns using high quality mohair. All of my animals are original, one-of-a-kind pieces, no two are the same. I hand-dye & tint many of my pieces. Each animal is aged & distressed to give them a loved, old-world feel. I incorporate antique trinkets in all of my work, such as old photos, buttons, jewelry or lace. I dress my animals using vintage style fabrics & ribbons or antique doll clothing. I attend numerous antique shows throughout the year to hunt for those special antique trinkets that make my bears & animals complete. My hope is to create a cherished heirloom to be treasured for years to come. To see more examples of my work, be sure to check out my website, and my blog, You can also find my work on eBay and Etsy.

What makes your business stand out?

Brady Bears Studio creations are unique in that no two pieces are the same. Each bear or animal has it's own personality and look. The antique pieces I use also add to the unique quality and character that I strive for each animal to have.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Do what you love. Your business is something you have to work at every single day, so make sure it's also something that brings you pleasure and a sense of accomplishment, then share it with others.

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