Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TIY: Studded iPhone Case

  I saw a picture of a similar iPhone 4 case somewhere online a while ago and I traced it back to Bleach Black who makes a "Death Roll" iPhone case. I was ready to purchase one, but they haven't started selling them yet! That was when I though, what the heck, I will just make one myself!
 To make my iPhone case, I purchased 1/2" tree spikes from Studs and Spikes. They are really easy to install, you just have to screw them together.
 I also ordered a relatively reasonable silicone iPhone case from Ebay, it only cost me $4. I would suggest either Amazon or Ebay. You just have to make sure it is simple, plain, and nothing on it. Any color you want will do!
I started lining up and arranging my studs to how I would like it to look in the end. I used about 43 studs all together. Make sure they are evenly spaced! 
 Next, I took a pen and marked where each stud stood. This will help you when you have to puncture holes through the silicone. 
 I had a few decisions on what I was going to use to make a hole in the silicone. I didn't want the opening to be enormous, so I used a sewing needle to go through the mark first, and then the tip of a wine bottle opener to make the hole wide enough for the screw to fit in.
 Once you get the screw in from the back side of the case, screw the stud on it. To make the studs snug, you can use a screwdriver to tighten them.
There you have it! A studded iPhone case! Many people asked me if it hurts to hold it, but it doesn't. They wiggle around, and your fingers fit nicely between the studs. I love it! 
Try It Yourself! If you end up making one you will love it as well!
- K

60 comments:

  1. Looks so cool, great job!

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  2. I love it so inventive :)

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    xo

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  3. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW what a great idea!!!

    natalie
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  4. Would you conisder selling these? I am in looooooooooove with this but im not very good at diy projects! haha

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  5. This is kinda amazing!! very cool blog!

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  6. I love this! but does the back of the screw scratch the iphone?

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  7. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. Now I just need to get a cell phone..... one day!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  8. very cool.... love it

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  9. Very cool. Thanks for mentioning the site, I was looking for studs for weeks now! :) X

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  10. What an awesome DIY!! It looks egdy and unique. Love it! Well done.

    xox

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  11. This is absolutely amazing! I love it! Ive added the images to my 'Surface Design Inspiration' page on pinterest and credited your blog. pinterest: http://pinterest.com/riannaphillips/

    hope this is o.k!

    Im also now following you

    Rianna xxxxx

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  12. Amazing idea!! But does this fit in a pocket?? xx

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  13. Great pots... very interesting... check me out
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  14. Really good Idea !
    I SO LMUCH LOVE your blog ! :O
    Come to see mine ?

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  15. Wow, totally bookmarking this tutorial. Love it! (And thanks for sharing your process~)

    seecreatures

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  16. This is so nice, like it a lot!

    xx
    Henar
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  17. Love textured cases, will try this with a blackberry case :) thanks for the inspiration xx

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    love from Hong Kong
    mwan

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  19. Love the idee ! So great !

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    xoxo

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  20. Thats wicked... no pocket love for this baby!! hehehehehe....

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  21. Amazing, I am very tempted to try this!xx

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  22. that's soooo awesome *-* I love it!!! want that for miy iphone, too! probably this will be my holiday project ;D
    simply perfect <3

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  23. Why buy one when you can just make one. You did an amazing job! So cool!

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  24. It is amazing! What a cool idea:D I think you did a great job!

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    Chrysa
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  25. The iPhone case is awesome, great DIY =)
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  26. thats so cool
    I might actually try this
    my iPhone has been nude lately
    this is awesome, great job :)

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  27. This is so helpful! I cannot wait to try this out!

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  28. WOW! You did a great job! Are you taking orders? ; )

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  29. This is so brilliant! I love how it looks, but I think it would be a bit too chunky for myself...such a great idea though!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  30. You are a GENIUSSSSSSS!!

    I'm SOOO gonna make one of this! It's amazing

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  31. This was a fantastic idea. It came out great!

    *Erin

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  32. Still wannna do one of these but I'm so lazy haha.

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  33. this is quite amazing, I dont have an Iphone but I sure I can do it on my EVO!!!!

    kisses from B.B.F.

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  34. This is fab, but I'd be scared of it scratching the phone on the inside, did you put anything inside to stop it scratching?

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  35. This is super stylish. It's definitely a DIY worth doing.

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  36. This one is truly looking just magnificent. As the stunning cover of this one is truly looking just most creative. I am highly impressed to see this one. Thanks for sharing. It's really awesome.

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  37. did the same DIY two weeks ago. super simple yet soo awesome. to avoid scratches on the back of the phone, I just put some tape between it. see it here on my tumblr:
    http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lslhmi7JVT1qfzktgo1_500.jpg

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  38. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.
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  39. Does the back of your iphone get scratched because of the screws?

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  40. Thank you so much for the tutorial! <3

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  41. wow this looks amazing, defiantly going to try this! x

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  42. i followed this tutorial, post at http://taffakitty.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/studded-iphone-case.html (:

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  43. Does it scratch the back of the iphone?

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  44. Thee words: That. Looks. Awesome!
    I'm gonna try it myself, when i get an iphone ofcourse .. Could take a while but still thank you soo much !! And where did you get the studs?? Kisses!

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  45. wow, insaaaaane case! Love it, only sad that I don't have an iphone :|

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  46. Awesome idea! Just ordered the supplies to make one for my boyfriend (he has a Samsung mesmerized) and it came to $10 WITH shipping! Cheap and unique. Thanks!

    Also, I've decided to use 3/8" hex spikes, which are a little smaller, so it'll be a bit more pocket friendly. And I'm going to put a piece of soft fabric on the inside to prevent scratching.

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  47. Great Job!

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  51. wow! It looks awesome, but it will do no good in my pocket hahaha. I can try something like this for my phone. Love it!

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