Bling alert! Those of us who love our iPhones AND are beadaholics might wish to bling out the cases with crystals or add some beads with beaded cross stitch designs. I do not have any affiliation with Beadaholique except as an occasional customer but they do make great tutorials like these two which demonstrate how easy it is to customize an iPhone 4/4S case. No other model is available as yet.
The first tutorial shows how to glue down the Preciosa 8SS (PP17) crystal chatons into the set recesses of a Beadsmith Dimple Blingable iPhone case. Like any chartable designs, work with a grid on paper first to establish your own designs.
Crystals a bit much for you? Then check out the other video which is for a Beadle Point iPhone case. 15/0 seed beads (not Delicas) are used to make the beaded stitch pattern. The beaded stitch used is similar to doing cross stitch but only 1 diagonal stitch is used to carry the bead. Something the instructor didn't mention is the tension - keep that even. There are patterns available but you could also come up with your own! Check out cross stitch patterns for inspiration.
Traditional manufacturing is so slow to adapt! I wish they would hurry up and catch up with technology. Perhaps they will come out with cases for the iPhone 5 and for the Android devices.
If not, someone with access to a 3 D printing machine and the ability to use the software can print their own to fit their phone and vary the crystal and mesh sizes!
Before You Go:
- How to Use Your Smartphone for Jewelry Photography
- How to Make Upcycled Computer Key Jewelry Tutorials
- How to Make Your Own USB Bracelet Tutorial
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