Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Figurines Now at Beacon’s Glow Collectibles

Did you know that Jim Shore, world-renowned folk artist, initially began his career as an engineer and honed his skills as both a sculptor and painter in his spare time?

Pflugerville, TX, June 20, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Beacon's Glow Collectibles, an online gift and collectibles retail store specializing in dolls & teddy bears (http://www.beaconsglow.com), is pleased to announce that they are now an authorized Enesco retailer carrying Jim Shore Heartwood Creek Figurines.

Jim Shore, known round the world for his stone resin figurine works of art resembling hand-carved wood, grew up in South Carolina and was strongly influenced by his parents and grandmother. His grandmother’s quilts enabled young Jim to appreciate the patience and skill it took to bring these elaborate designs to life. Incidentally, Jim’s artistic talents span several areas: rosemalling (decorative flower painting that originated in Norway in 1750); stained glass, goldsmithing; portrait painting; and wood carving.

Jim Shore has consistently received several awards from the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers (NALED) to include Rising Star 2002, and Artist of the Year from 2003 through 2005. (Jim joined forces with Enesco in 2000. This partnership has enabled Jim to concentrate on the artistic side of the business while Enesco handles the business and marketing aspects).

Beacon’s Glow Collectibles will be carrying the following categories of Jim Shore Figurines:

1. Jim Shore Angels (one of Jim’s most popular collections, his angels are truly inspirational and highly detailed).
2. Jim Shore Animals (this collection includes cats, rabbits, geese, and pigs to name just a few).
3. Jim Shore Boyds Bears (a culmination of effort between Boyds Bears and Jim. Inspired by Jim’s boyhood teddy and his love of traditional folk art designs).
4. Jim Shore Circus (inspired by Jim’s own childhood memories of the circus)
5. Jim Shore Disney Traditions (as Jim states, “Disney Traditions represents all that Disney and Jim Shore enthusiasts have come to love – creativity, warmth and nostalgia).
6. Jim Shore Garden (indoors or outdoors, these pieces are meant to last and withstand the elements).
7. Jim Shore Holiday (Jim’s most popular collection to include Christmas, Halloween, Harvest and Thanksgiving).
8. Jim Shore Seashore (includes lighthouses and tropical fish).

As previously mentioned, every Jim Shore figurine is crafted from the finest stone resin and truly resembles hand-carved wood. Jim’s attention to detail and distinctive folk art representation makes each piece a cherished collectible.

To peruse Jim Shore’s Heartwood Creek Figurines, Beacon’s Glow Collectibles newest line, just follow this link – (http://www.beaconsglow.com/Category188.htm).

Beacon's Glow Collectibles also carries many other manufacturers’ line of collectibles in addition to their newest line, Jim Shore Figurines. Other bear and plush animal manufacturers include: Steiff Bears; Robin Rive Bears; Annette Funicello Bears; Boyd’s Collection; Bearington Collection; Deb Canham and Ganz Cottage Collectibles. Doll manufacturers include: Madame Alexander Dolls; Marie Osmond Dolls; Lee Middleton Original Dolls, Doll Maker Dolls by Linda Rick, Ginny Dolls by Vogue; Jan McLean Designs Dolls; Pauline Collectible dolls; Precious Moments Dolls; and Susan Wakeen Dolls.

Please take a moment to browse their site (http://www.beaconsglow.com) - Collectors of all types will be pleasantly surprised at their wide variety of manufacturer's lines and products.

To keep abreast with new products and monthly specials, interested parties can subscribe on the Beacon’s Glow Collectibles site (http://www.beaconsglow.com/Register.htm); and if they desire, they can receive monthly email newsletters which provides them with updates of new product releases and current specials.

Additionally, they have recently implemented a Beacon’s Glow Collectibles blog (http://www.beaconsglow.com/ftp/blog/blogger.html) where past and future customers can take a look to see what new inventory items have arrived, as well as miscellaneous company news.

Beacon’s Glow Collectibles have an impressive pledge to their customers and firmly stand behind it – “All items on our site are guaranteed in stock; & all orders will ship by 6:00 p.m. the following business day.” This is certainly welcome news for collectors of all types.

About Beacon’s Glow -
Beacon’s Glow Collectibles is committed to offering customers a wide variety of collectible dolls, bears, and figurines at competitive prices, as well as exceptional customer service. This company guarantees their customers total satisfaction and offer a “30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee” on all orders.

All major credit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover), as well as personal checks and money orders. Site security is insured with Comodo’s Instant SSL Pro Certificate through encryption. The company also respects their customer’s right to privacy, and ensures that it will never be compromised.

Upon request during the check-out process, gift cards can be included with personalized messages, which are free of charge to customers.

Layaway plans are available, and they are willing to work with customers on an individualized basis to find a plan that best suit their needs.

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