Weekend Project – DecoPod

It all originated from decoration of the handphone with jewels and gems and everything thing else nice and pretty. And the japanese gave it a name, DecoDen, short for decoration of the Den-Wa (handphone in japanese).
Having returned from Japan not too long ago and inspired by everything bling and pretty, I decided to bling up my iPod nano!

So instead of DecoDen, in my context, it was more relevant to be called DecoPod, decoration of the iPod.

The naked Pod.
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With some trials of the design and the size of the crystals. I ended up using a smaller size for the letter E.
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The materials used.
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I drew out the letter E as a guide for me where to stick the gems as i didn’t want it to be out of shape if i stuck on the crystals with a free hand.
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For the sticking of the crystals to the pod, I used epoxy with drying time of 90mins. This gives me more than enough time to shift and adjust the crystals before they are fixed. I made three rows of blobs of the two adhesive and mixed them together only when I was going to use them. They start to set/ dry up only after you have mixed them together.
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First, I applied the whole of the back of the iPod with the epoxy mixture and stuck on the crystals according to the guide. I started with the letter E first as it required accurate placement of the crystals.
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Then after that I started on the trimmings around the letter E, followed by the last and easiest step which is to cover the whole area with crystals.
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Completed the back of the iPod, but i didnt take a picture of it.

I shall go get more crystals before I start on the front of this iPod!

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