I finally decorated a case for my new phone! The silver glittery case was from this store on ebay, and I covered it in rhinestones and fabric I had lying around. c;
If you’re interested in decorating your own case, here are some good adhesives you can try:
Fabri-Tac: Good for fabric on fabric bonds (I used it to glue the black moon to the case, since the case is more of a fabric texture than a plastic texture).
Aleene’s Jewel-It: Good for rhinestone on fabric bonds.
Aleene’s Glass and Bead Glue: AWESOME for attaching rhinestones, etc to plastic bases. It has a good hold and doesn’t crackle the backing on rhinestones. Recommended to me by MissAlphabet and I am forever grateful. ♥
If you have any questions please feel free to send me a message, I’ll do my best to help! :]
Here’s something I’ve been working on for a couple of weeks…
A handmade ghost plush that responds to light and sound, powered by Arduino, a programmable microcontroller. It “shivers” (vibrates) and lights up in response to varying levels of noise, and “screams” (sounds a tone) and lights up when it gets dark~
Today is awesome because today is my AWESOME roommate Caro’s birthday! I couldn’t ask for a better friend to share an apartment and two years with, love you Caro! ♥
As a late Christmas/early birthday gift, I made her a Tupac Pillow complete with rhinestone detailing. I got an XXL tshirt from the thrift store months ago and knew I had to make her something with it, haha~
Earlier this week I spent an evening making this case for my phone. It was nice and relaxing~ :]
I got the phone case for about $5 on ebay. Many of the rhinestones are from the 1-pound variety buckets you can get at Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann Fabrics. Some are from the clearance sections, and others (the moons, eyeball and bat) are from the halloween section. Oh, and I folded the prongs down on some pink studs and added those too. c:
Because phone cases go through a lot of wear and tear, I used E6000 clear glue. It’s the most durable glue I’ve found so far to attach rhinestones to a hard surface. The only downside is that it will crackle the silver bottom of cheaper quality rhinestones. So in this situation I sacrificed pretty backed rhinestones for a longer-lasting case. :]
Also, make sure to have proper ventilation when using E6000 glue!
Now every time I take out my phone I feel so happy! It’s definitely worth the extra bulk, haha~
I don’t often do shopping haul posts, but this occasion truly calls for it. Today I was at Joann Fabrics and almost walked out without purchasing anything. I also almost didn’t check out the clearance section since I had been there earlier in the week.
But I did, and found a treasure trove of super discounted items. PLUS I got an additional 20% off everything (college students get 20% off any purchase, including sale items, for the month of July!!)
iDye fabric dyes, $0.50 each. Regular price is $3.79 each. These dyes are amazing because they dye both synthetic and natural fabrics!! I asked one of the workers and she said they were going to stop carrying them in store, which is sad because I have only seen the at Joann’s. :c