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How to decorate your boring iPod Touch case with beads and charms!
I was sorting through my beads, and making some bead soup, when I got an idea to decorate my boring iPod Touch case with beads!

Note: Looking back, the color of your beads may look better if you paint the case before hand. Preferably a solid color, like black or white.

Posted by Kelsey R. from Willow River, Minnesota, United States • Published
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  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bead Embellished I Pod Case - Step 1
    Step 1

    First. get the case that you'll be decorating. I'll just be using a cheap 9.00 case I found for my iPod Touch at Walmart, but you can use any phone/iPod case. (As long as it is mostly flat, because it is much more difficult to work on curved areas.

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bead Embellished I Pod Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, gather all of your beads. I'm just showing a picture of my red bead soup here, but I used tons of different colors, not using any color scheme. Although, it would look really cool if you did use a color scheme.. just saying.. :)

    In my project, I used an assortment of seed beads, glass beads, bugle beads and some plastic beads.

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bead Embellished I Pod Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then, apply your glue. I'm using Gorilla Super Glue, and it works really well to keep the beads on there. With the tip of the glue applicator thing, try to spread it around a little. With tweezers, start placing your beads. Try to work in small areas, working your way outward. I tried to pick colors at random, but you can do whatever suits you.

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bead Embellished I Pod Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    Find some cool little charms that are mostly flat, and apply them to your case. This gives you less work to do (Especially if they're big) and looks really cool when the case is done. Try to space out your work, because it does get a little tiring.

    When your done, let your project dry for about a day. Don't move it! Some of the beads may fall of if it's not dry!

  • Step 5

    NOTES: When your glue dries, your beads may get this frosted look about them. If this happens, wait until your entire project dries. (Give it about three hours to a day.) Take some glass or lens cleaner and carefully wipe it off. If you don't have that, you can try to scrape it off with your nail.

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