Customizable Dolls Clovis NM

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Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(505) 763-4055
2001 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
 
Clovis Depot Model Train Museum
(575) 762-0066
221 W 1st St
Clovis, NM
 
JC Penney
(575) 769-2373
2813 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Hours
Mon-Fri 10:00-9:00
Sat 10:00-6:00
Sun 12:00-6:00

Walmart Supercenter
(575) 769-2261
3728 N Prince Street
Clovis, NM
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(575) 769-2389
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Kay Bee Toy Hobby Shop
(505) 325-8287
4601 E Main St Ste 220
Farmington, NM
 
Tools More
(505) 763-4814
1314 N Main St
Clovis, NM
 
Tools & More
(575) 763-4814
1314 N Main St
Clovis, NM
 
Sears
(575) 769-4728
2811 N Prince St
Clovis, NM
Hours
Mon-Fri:8am -7pm
Sat:8am -7pm
Sun:9am -5pm

Walmart Supercenter
(575) 359-3420
1604 East Spruce Street
Portales, NM
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(575) 359-3435
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(505) 325-4464
3000 E 20th St
Farmington, NM
 

Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners - Customization

Written by Alison Rasmussen   
So you’re new to BJDs. Want to know the history behind customization, and what you need to get started? Let me help.
Anya, blushed and sueded, wearing a DollZone wig in pink. So you’re new to BJDs. Want to know the history behind customization, and what you need to get started? Let me help.

A brief history
  • In the late 19th century, German and French doll makers used ball joints in bisque dolls.
  • They showed up in Japanese art dolls in 1930.
  • It wasn’t until 1999 that Volks created Dollfie, geared towards female collectors, in a Garage Kit. The doll came unstrung and blank, for the ultimate customizing experience. Super Dollfie followed in 2000.
More than basic supplies

Assuming you have an assembled doll, and the basic supplies I’ve already recommended:
  • Resin primer and sealer. Think quality. My favorite is Mr. Superclear.  You’ll have to buy this from a dealer, such as the Junky Spot . I’ve tried Testor’s DullCote, and it works well for faces and small areas, and it’s easier to find. But as a less-experienced user, I find it attracts dirt more easily than MSC.
  • Chalk pastels and/or watercolor pencils. These don’t have to be professional, but be sure nothing is oil-based. Square scrapbooking pastels tend to be too flakey.
  • Gloss sealer of your choice. This is necessary for adding a shiny finish to eyes, nails or lips. Liquitex gloss medium is nice, or you can spend $2 on Tamiya from Volks .
  • High quality brushes. ...

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Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners - Terminology

Written by Alison Rasmussen   
Thinking about entering the ball-jointed world? Don’t hesitate, and don’t be intimidated by the “fragility” of resin. If a klutz like me can collect resin BJDs, so can you!
Peak's Woods Sky, white skin. Wig by Michele Hardy. Thinking about entering the ball-jointed world? Don’t hesitate, and don’t be intimidated by the “fragility” of resin. If a klutz like me can collect resin BJDs, so can you! Whenever you enter a new hobby, it’s good to do some research--and ball-jointed dolls are a little different from fashion or antique dolls. I’ll start this series of posts on the terminology of ball-jointed dolls--and really, these are the bare bones basics from a beginning collector. You can learn from my mistakes!
First, the terms of the trade:
Ball-jointed doll usually refers to any doll that is strung with elastic and “articulated with ball and socket joints,” according to Wikipedia . Many collectors have definite opinions as to what makes a “true” BJD--it must be cast in resin, for example, or it must have articulated elbows and knees. But for my purposes, I’ll use Wiki’s first line definition.
Resin is a polyurethane plastic. It’s very hard, but can be breakable when dropped.
Most BJDs come with interchangeable wigs and acrylic or glass eyes, which allows for easy customization. In addition, dolls are available as “basic” (nude or in basic underwear) or as a “full set,” which includes an outfit, wig and often face-up.
Face-up refers to the ...

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