Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners. Founder and editor of The Fashion Doll Review, Alison Rasmussen guides you through the world of ball-jointed dolls. These gorgeous works of art have risen in popularity since their introduction in 1999. While information about BJDs is available on the web, the author puts everything together in a humorous and user-friendly way. The dolls featured in the photos are created by Peak's Woods in Korea. The company granted permission to use them as models.
In this book, you will learn: • the history of the ball-jointed doll • commonly used terms and abbreviations • how to plan for and purchase your first BJD • that staying up all night thinking about a doll isn't abnormal • budgeting tips • advice on navigating the secondary market • how to care for your doll, including restringing, sueding and sanding • advanced techniques, including a sewing project, body blushing, and more • how to get connected to the growing BJD community
About the Author Alison Rasmussen is the founding editor of The Fashion Doll Review blog. She is a happily married mother of four, residing in sunny southern California. In addition to her love of dolls and cats, she has an obsession with unusual hair colors.