Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Adventures in deco-land ♥

I mentioned a few posts back I had deco'd my powder compact, and since then I have gone deco crazy; its extremely addictive covering your personal possessions in (fake) pearls and gems! Anyway I decided to do a tutorial on how to make an Ipod case like mine:
(Ignore the fact some rhinestones have fallen off already..)
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You will need:
♥ A clear plastic ipod case
♥ Flatback pearls
♥ A clear plastic ipod case
♥ Flatback pearls
♥ Assorted rhinestones
♥ Any other gems you want to stick on
♥ Glue (epoxy is best or superglue)
♥ Assorted rhinestones
♥ Any other gems you want to stick on
♥ Glue (epoxy is best or superglue)
(All can be found on Ebay)
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1) Arrange the rhinestones/gems/pearls on the Ipod case as to how you want them, making sure you leave space for where the charger goes in or like mine the video camera.

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2) Choose one side of the case to work on first, I’m doing the back first. First I’m sticking on my main deco piece which is an adhesive gem I bought from a pound shop. Next I’m adding the flatback pearls, so time to crack out the epoxy glue

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3) I saw epoxy highly recommended on Violet’s blog, you can use superglue but I used it for repairs and it makes the rhinestones and plastic go ‘cloudy’ looking.

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Mix the glue up as it says on the packet…and open a window because the glue smells like rotten eggs. I recommend using a cheap glossy magazine to mix on as you can throw it away afterwards.Then spread it on the areas of the case where you will be sticking gems (spread too thinly and the gems will fall off eventually, too thickly and the glue dries yellow)

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4) Stick on your gems, and then leave to dry

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5) Repeat on the other side of the case and leave to dry for 24 hours

6) Et Voila - your own spangly Ipod case! Here are some other ones I made:
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And also some other deco I did on a heart shaped glass bowl and my memory stick:
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Hope you enjoyed this post - possibly a video outfit post this weekend if I'm not snowed under with psychology homework!
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3 comments:

Iulia Romana said...

WOW,great tutorial ! I'm not a big fan of this kind of shiny accesories but I bet this was a hard DIY project - you need to stay focused and patient and I really appreciate that !

huuuuuugs dear one :*

PS:I saw you are reading One flew over the cuckoo's nest . Do you like the book ? (I read it and I must say it is totally amazing .)

MarchMusings said...

That's a great idea to add some bling to an iPod

jess said...

Your cases are so fun! Great tutorial.

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