Replacement Necks for
Ashton Drake Charlie & Grace
(instructions found on the internet)
These are custom necks for constructing reborn dolls. They are designed especially for the heads on Ashton Drake Charlie and Grace dolls. The necks are available in two sizes. Charlie needs the 2" neck and Grace uses 1.5 inch. These dolls have been a challenge to reborn because the head is held in place with cord.
It's easy to put these necks on the Charlie and Grace dolls. Don't be intimidated by the instructions below. It only took me a minute or two to put Charlie's neck on. It will take you longer to read the instructions than it will to install the neck.
It's important to get the pieces in the correct order, so please have these instructions and photos nearby the first time you do it.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE AFTER DISASSEMBLY
REATTACH HEAD AND NECK
To reattach head to neck thread the other heavy duty cable tie back through the disc that goes under neckpiece .Then back through neckpiece itself . Then thread it through elastic on head attachment. Remove temporary cable tie. Pull new cable tie tight and head will be reattached as it was before (see diagram + photo below)
SEE PHOTO BELOW
THIS PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS THE HEAD AND NECK ASSEMBLY TO COMPLIMENT THE DIAGRAM ABOVE
AT THIS STAGE YOU WOULD CUT AND REMOVE THE CABLE TIE ( STILL SHOWN ) YOU FITTED ORIGINALLY
THEN PULL TIGHT , CUT OFF EXCESS FROM END OF CABLE TIE BUT LEAVE A LITTLE END ( DO NOT CUT FLUSH)
ATTACH JOINTS TO CLOTH BODY
To attach arms & legs to cloth body carefully undo the the knot in the thick white elastic and remove the two discs. (BE CAREFUL NOT TO PULL THE ELASTIC OUT OF LIMB ) Thread the two ends of elastic through holes in cloth body ,reattach the two discs and tie tightly as they were before