I’ve been wanting a strap to accessorize my camera for a couple of years now. We’re talking before I even had a camera. A post by Susie Bubble only propelled this obsession. Her chic chain strap totally separates her camera from the crowd.
The only thing I didn’t love about the strap was the price. I am becoming…dare I say it…cheap. If it’s not a shoe or a handbag I find myself saying, “That costs too much, I can make that myself.” Cheap, crafty, resourceful, which ever label you prefer, I am glad that I avoided the impulse to buy a $100 camera strap and opted to create my own for $4.
I just so happened to have a clutch with a detachable chain strap that I wanted to use. But chain material can be found in any store that sells jewelry making supplies. You will also need a yard of nylon tape which you can find in an assortment of colors.
I created a loop in the nylon tape by folding back one edge and sewing a couple of seams to secure it.
I gave my black strap adjusters a quick coat of gold nail polish.
And now I’m in love.