If I was enchanted by her cute little face, I was less enamored of her body. Here was a doll with mobility issues. She could hold a pose well enough, so long as it didn't require much exertion. Both her wrists and ankles lacked any range of motion. After a while, her elastic loosened to the extent that her head bobbled. I was still new to the world of ball jointed dolls and feared what would happen if I tried any more enthusiastic alterations than tugging her elastic up tighter into her head, so for a long time I left her alone.
It was not until I had strung together a few other dolls that I decided to tackle Dharma. First I took her apart. That's always scary when you are unsure of your ability to put something back together. The other dolls I had strung all had their extremities held on by S-hooks. This one had her elastic cord strung through holes in the balls of her ankles and wrists. That alone would keep her wrists and feet from turning naturally. Give a hand half a twist and it springs right back at you. I couldn't find S-hooks small enough to fit into her wrists, so I fashioned some from wire. (It helps to have a few jewelry-making tools on hand.)
Tune in next time as boys invade Resin Corner!