Wow! Thanks so much for sharing. What a harrowing experience 0__o. That's amazing though hearing the description of how the dolls is 'sprung' together. I sort of wish I had a really cheap 'spring joined' porcelain doll to disassemble and reassemble. It actually sounds like it could be fun.
So I've read from many owners that resin dolls cast from the star-dolls factory in Russia are strung sooooo tight you can't restring them. (I've been reading poor Mig-mig's posts in the forum about her decapitated resin ED) I guess the super tight stringing is what gives them their great ability to pose? But I digress......
I'm glad everything worked out and your Neia is as good as new, and with new leather lining to boot!