Crystal Covered Cell Phones are a Hollywood Hit

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More than just a communication device, cell phones have become a fashion statement and a form of self-expression.

From Sarah Jessica Parker to Sean “Puffy” Combs, celebrities are getting glam with Swarovski crystal covered cell phones. While hiring a designer to decorate a cell phone can come at a high cost, those people who are not on the celebrity A-list can now get the look for less. Los Angeles based offers do-it-yourself Swarovski “bling kits” that come with everything needed to go from bland to bling. “We realize that people want the high quality offered by Swarovski crystals, but not the high price and limitations that come with design services”, says Susan Ohtake, owner of

The beauty of the kit is the flexibility to customize it. “By offering several kit sizes and many crystal color choices, we can meet virtually anyone’s design needs”, says Ohtake. Not an artist? Not a problem. Design patterns, ideas, and instructions can be found online at

What if it's time to get a new phone or upgrade? “Many people have sold their crystallized phones on eBay for a profit. Crystallizing your phone with genuine Swarovski crystals actually increases the value significantly”, explains Ohtake. A Swarovski covered cell phone sells anywhere from $350 - $700 on eBay.

Although crystallizing cell phones has been the most popular, other crystal-clad gadgets include the iPod, Sidekick, BlackBerry, and even digital cameras.

About launched in 2005 and offers do-it-yourself Swarovski crystal kits as well as other Swarovski components and jewelry making supplies.


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