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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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FlamezMcWhitey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tut! It helped A LOT.   =3
RuneElf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial~  I just restrung one of my dolls for the first time and your instructions were really easy to follow.  :D
ShelandryStudio Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just one question is there a good length or weight of elastic to use for SDs?. dont want to buy something that is to short and not have enough to do the bod and arms or to thin and could snap while pulling :)
I am really new to this and this will be my first time restringing him and I am very nervous. He was adopted (not new). according to your description His arms are to tight because they snap out of position and his legs are way to loose cuz he buckles and cant seem to hold his own weight unless i get him perfectly balanced. (really hard)
I also heard of sueding or something to help with joints but not sure what that entails.
Amylith Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! It helped so much.  :)
Loliya-chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do all dolls have hooks at the end of their arms and feet?
Skaias-Orbit 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?
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
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!
the-waffle-van Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Writer
this is so helpful! Thank you
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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