Customizable Dolls Hays KS

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JC Penney
(785) 625-7385
2918 Vine St Ste 2001
Hays, KS
Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00-9:00
Sun 12:00-6:00

Walmart Supercenter
(785) 625-0001
4301 Vine Street
Hays, KS
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(785) 625-0037
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Toys Etc
(316) 682-8697
164 S Fountain St
Wichita, KS
 
Hometown Games
(785) 830-8011
711 W 23rd St
Lawrence, KS
 
Wind Heaven Incorporated
(316) 683-9463
10939 E Harry St
Wichita, KS
 
Sears
(785) 625-5641
2508 Vine St
Hays, KS
Hours
Mon-Fri:9am -7pm
Sat:9am -6pm
Sun:12am -5pm

JCPenney Department Store
(800) 222-6161
2918 VINE ST STE 2001
HAYS, KS

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Still Plays With Dolls
(913) 341-3655
7315 W 80th St
Overland Park, KS
 
Bingo Equipment Distributors
(316) 832-9304
2347 N Amidon Ave
Wichita, KS
 
Hobby Lobby Creative Center
(913) 432-4505
6721 Johnson Dr
Shawnee Mission, KS
 
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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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