Vintage Ball-Jointed Dolls

Ball-jointed dolls (BJDs) are dolls with movable limbs that fit to their bodies with ball-and-socket joints. Each segment of a BJD is internally linked using a piece of elastic string or a metal spring. Stringing BJDs is a delicate art, requiring the elastic to be loose enough to allow for free positioning of the limbs, but tight enough that they won’t move on their own. Overly tight stringing often results in friction that can degrade the...Continue Reading