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BJD Restringing Tutorial by kagen-no-tsuki BJD Restringing Tutorial by kagen-no-tsuki
A quick tutorial in restringing a BJD. It's a basic type body, nothing fancy. Just covers the basics.

I am not an expert on BJDs, I do not consider myself an expert but if you have any questions I will do my best to answer them.

Appologies about the photo quality. It got dark when we started doing this.

I injured myself so ~MrBlueSuit helped me out.

Edit: Added a darker font to make it clearer to read. Hope that helps!
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Amylith Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! It helped so much.  :)
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Loliya-chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do all dolls have hooks at the end of their arms and feet?
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NotEnoughGemiinii Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I accidentally let go of the foot elastic while the hook was still on it. Now I cannot get back out. Should I just disassmble from the arms first, then?
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CursedChaos2-0 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So many different ways to do this xD.... It's interesting to see how other people restring. Never stop learning |D
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Stormwarp Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
This has been brilliantly helpful, and I've passed it on to all of my friends entering the hobby. Thank you for posting such nice, clear pictures and detailed instructions!
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the-waffle-van Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Writer
this is so helpful! Thank you
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CaptainLeda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wondering, I'm very new to BJDs, why do you have to restring the doll if there's only a small part with a mark? Couldn't you just scrub it off - or is it necessary for it to soak first?
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ixh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are many reasons to restring a doll other than cleaning it, such as sueding, tightening, and changing old strings.
The tutorial simiply said that it would be a good idea to clean some marks off, but that wasn't the point of restringing the doll.
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AmantAeternumMM Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that if you scrub it off, there is a chance that it gets damage on the 'skin'. And 'healing' that isn't easy in my opinion. 
Sorry for my poor english ;u;...  
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tspeecestudios Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a fantastic tutorial.  I just started researching how to build your own BJDs and so many of the stringing tutorials just assume you know what's going on.  Your step-by-step is way more helpful and you are awesome for taking the time to write it up and share.
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