If you have your heart set on a particular DIY phone case design and have a love of nostalgia, the Bit Bead kit is like a dream come true.
The Bit Bead kit is a real blast from the past, mashing up fuse beads and smartphones—two popular things from different eras. The kit consists of multiple pieces, including a frame where you can build a pixelated icon for the back of your phone case. The starter kit includes 1,000 beads to get you started, but the frame is compatible with standard beads by Hama, Perler and IKEA.
Bit Beads is crowdfunding on Kickstarter and an early bird donation of $34 will score you one of these retro phone case making kits before anyone else.