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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The First Tutorial: Studded iPhone Cases

I remember the day i traded in my annoying droid for the iPhone 4.. It was fantastic. I absolutely love my phone, even though i wish i would've waited for the 4s & Siri. Of course, the Verizon guy sucked me into a $30 phone case but i was too in love to say no. I got a  silicone/fabricated case that underwent the usual wear and tear of being smashed into my jeans' pocket and being thrown around a purse. Thanks to Pinterest, i decided to create a studded case. I ordered a clear plastic case and a few colored rubber cases for $4.00 off of Amazon.com (i never used Amazon before this..but wow, i was missing out on some fantastic deals!) I only completed the silicone case, but the clear case is pretty self explanatory. I love how it turned out, & i think you will too!

What You Will Need:

Phone Case (Clear Plastic or Silicone Rubber)
Super Glue (For Clear Cases Only)
A Metal Tool (For Folding Studs Down...I Used The Top Part of Nail Clippers)
Studs (Bag of 100 1/2" Standard Pyramid Spikes-From StudsAndSpikes.com, $3.00)
Step One
Line up your studs how you would like them placed on your case. If your gluing onto a hard case, mark the placement pattern with a marker so you know exactly where to attach. You can do the same for the rubber case, but I just attached as i went and it turned out fine.

Step Two
Start attaching the studs by pushing the "arms" of the studs into the front of the silicone case. Be careful and place your fingers away from the arms because they're really sharp, and i've got like 6 bandaged fingertips to prove it.
Step Three
As soon as your studs are placed in their spots, start folding the arms with the metal tool so that they are completely flat and secure. It should look like this from the inside of the case:
*Because these arms are not completely flat, and you do not want a scratched up phone, slide in a perfectly sized piece of cardboard or plastic (usually comes in a new case when you first open it) for protection*

Hard Case Instructions
All you need to do for this is fold the spikes before attaching (obviously) and then super glue them into place. Make sure the arms are completely flat at a 90 degree angle.

Completed Product
Your case should look like this!

The good part about silicone cases is that it's easy to unfold studs' arms and fix them if they're a bit out of place (I did that twice..) So after spending ten minutes and $7.00, you have your own handmade studded case! Way better than $30.00, and you can customize however you want! They also make really cute and super cheap gifts. Surprisingly, the studs don't hurt when placed in your pocket or when you grasp your phone. This is my first DIY, so let me know if it was hard to follow or anything! Hope you enjoyed!


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