Bring out the Diva in your Device

Bring out the Diva in your Device

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Deck your iPod with jewels and charms, fa la la la la, la la la la! Adding oh-so-beautiful bling and personality to that little device you just can’t live without it so easy. It only takes a little time and creativity.

But before you get out the hot glue gun, remember: never bling on the original case. In most cases, it will void your warranty. For almost all personal electronics, you can purchase pre-bedazzled cases, cases you can decorate yourself and cases in a variety of colors to fit your every mood (and outfit). Two great places to get cases and other eye-catching accessories are and Both places have lots of accessories for numerous personal electronics and free shipping on all cell phone accessories.

Most phones, iPods, MP3 players and the like have places to attach a cell phone strap, and that is one of the easiest and fast ways to make it yours. Find a cell phone charm you like and attach it through the opening. Some cell phone straps have a clasp that allows you to easily change the charm. Accessory Geeks even sells small clips that you can attach to your phone or iPod, so you can have a strap if it wasn't made for one originally.

But if you really want to go all out and truly dazzle up your device, start with a case, glue and flat back rhinestones (or Swarovski crystals if you're going all out). I like this approach better than the self adhesive kind because you can lay out the design and change your mind easily. You can find the crystals, rhinestones and glue at craft stores. Set aside a little work space, your case and all your supplies and let your creative juices flow.

And don’t forget the carrying case for your phone. They, too, can be decorated to match your device. All these items are fairly inexpensive, so you’ll be able to bling out a few devices and cases for all your moods. And there won’t be any mistaking which one is yours.

Creating these items are great ways to spend these dreary winter days. You can even turn it into a party with your friends. Get together with a few girlfriends, pool your supplies and ideas and let the fun begin!

Photo: Neysa Ruhl Photography
Location: Fischer Homes Granite Spring Model Home
Model: Tisa Powell of Pure Romance
Makeup Artistry: Jocelyn Sparks, Zoë Custom Cosmetics