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Rhinestone Ipod Cover
Some people like to stick shells on things I like to rhinestone everything in sight! :P

Posted by Char P. from Australia, Australia • Published See Char P.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bling! Rhinestone Ipod Cover - Step 1
    Step 1

    Collect all the things you'll need

    The Rhinestones vary in cost depending on quality and brand. swarovski it the most expensive I know of but I prefer these but any will do

    You may also want some small bowls to sort sizes and colors into

    Don't forget to cover you work space!

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bling! Rhinestone Ipod Cover - Step 2
    Step 2

    Plan your design

    Use your double sided tape(or ordinary) place it on the areas you want to rhinestone set the rhinestones on.
    (Try do this neater than my quick example :p)

    Now you know your design will fit.

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bling! Rhinestone Ipod Cover - Step 3
    Step 3

    Carefully peel the tape off in one piece or sections. keep the rhinestones on so you can use them as a guide and can easily keep track of them when your gluing

    or

    Sometimes I like to just balance the stones on a small area and take a photo and just refer to it on the camera

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bling! Rhinestone Ipod Cover - Step 4
    Step 4

    Follow the instruction on the back of your glue packet.

    Use mixing stick included or match stick/toothpick ect... Glue a small line on the case. Quickly stick the stones on and gently push down on them.

    I used clear Araldite glue it comes in 2 parts and only activates when both parts are mixed. This is handy cos the glue doesn't dry in the tube.
    also The longer a glue takes to dry the stronger it is or so I'm told.
    The one I used took 3 days to bond properly

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bling! Rhinestone Ipod Cover - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use the que tips and nail polish remover to clean up stray glue.

  • How to make a bejewelled case. Bling! Rhinestone Ipod Cover - Step 6
    Step 6

    Show it off to all non sparkly ipod people :)

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Riechan
Riechan · Limbourg, Walloon Region, BE · 21 projects
sweet!
How large are the rhinestones you are using?
I recently bought ones that are 2.5 mm, would the be too small?
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Baba Boop
Baba Boop · Bunker Hill, West Virginia, US
Cool! I did this with my iPod. I got a kit at Big Lots and you didnt need any glue you just stick it on like a sticker and it stayed on for a long time i must have had it on for almost a year then i got sick of the color (clear and pink) so i pop them off they were stuck on there good but was removable i think the pack was like $4 or so and one pack was enough unless you want it all one color unless you find them all in one color
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Polly
Polly · Bristol, England, GB · 12 projects
You should really enter this for the SATC competition-I mean, if Carrie had an iPod it would -blatantly- be covered in rhinestones. Though I doubt she'd stick them on herself. Thanks for your approval of my leopard print idea-I shall trawl ebay for some rhinestones in a mo. In my opinion, everything should be leopard print.
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Char P.
Char P. · Australia, AU · 4 projects
Thanks so much guys Happy have fun

Polly N:"I'm thinking leopard print in rhinestones" That would be friggin sweet!
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Naomi T.
Naomi T. · Mississauga, Ontario, CA
I recently bought double sided glue from the dollar store. Haven't tried it yet...
Your ipod case is the very best-thanks
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Polly
Polly · Bristol, England, GB · 12 projects
I think I will do something similar to this to my phone-I'm thinking leopard print in rhinestones would look pretty good. I like the double sided tape idea.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Ooooh sooo pretty. I love covering things in rhinestones and it was such a clever idea to use one of the clear cases.
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