Founded in 2016 by Anna Asbury, Chained Dolls is a black- and woman-owned business based in Louisville, Kentucky. Having a strong DIY work ethic, Chained Dolls is focused on all things handmade. The name Chained Dolls grew from the first two products created – jewelry and dolls. Anna has since expanded her collection into travel and bone neck pillows.
Self-taught, Anna works with beads, fabric, yarn, and polymer clay to create designs which reflect ethnic, tribal, and bohemian styles. She creates unique, hand sewn, one-of-a-kind art dolls with a mix of bold and vibrant African prints. Having two chronic pain disorders, Anna designs all of her jewelry to be disability friendly. She’s working on including more wellness products into her collection.