Customising and decorating your cell phone is an easy way to allow your phone to stand out and express your creative spirit. While you can purchase phone cases that sport colourful designs, chances are the case is not unique. Attaching some bling to your phone can make it sparkle and catch the eye of everyone around you whenever you answer a call or check your messages.
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Things you need
- Hard case
- Rhinestones, gems, or charms
- E6000 glue
- Ruler or measuring tape
- Medical syringe
Determine the surface area of your cell phone case. Measure the length and width of the case, and then multiply the two together to determine the surface area. Convert this measurement into millimetres by multiplying the area in inches by 25. This is only necessary if you plan on covering the entire surface.
Plan the design you wish to place on your cell phone case. Gluing bling onto your phone without a plan could create a messy design and ruin the case.
Choose the correct size of bling for your case. 7SS-sized rhinestones work well because they are small enough to fit easily on your case but not too small that they become difficult to work with. A 7SS rhinestone has a surface area of 3.8 square millimetres, so divide the surface area of your phone case by 3.8 to determine how many rhinestones you can fit onto the case.
Fill the medical syringe with the E6000 glue. The syringe will allow you to accurately place the glue without moving around any resting stones or creating any unnecessary mess.
Place a small dot of glue where you wish to place the rhinestones. Pick up each rhinestone using the tweezers and place it gently on the glue dots. Repeat the process until you have finished your design. Allow the design to set for 24 hours.
Tips and warnings
- Most of the materials can be purchased from any craft store. If you are having trouble locating a medical syringe, ask a salesperson at the craft store if they have an alternative tool for finely dispensing glue.
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