Maker: Ashley Rose
Skill Level: Moderate
Time Required: 30 minutes
Project Cost: $35
Ashley received so many compliments on her sequined camera strap that she started making them as gifts. If you have any fashionista photographer friends, they'll be sure to love this sparkly accessory.
- Soft leather strip
- Double-cap rivets
- Sequin ribbon/trim
- Rotary punch
- Tacky glue
- 2 x D-ring
- 2 x Swivel hook
- Measure and mark where you want the sequin trim to be placed. Next, place a thin line of tacky glue down the middle of the leather strip and let it set for a few seconds, then place your sequins on top. Tuck each end of your sequin strip under with a bit of glue so that it doesn’t fray over time.
- Once everything is dry, measure and mark where you want to place your D-rings. Insert the leather strap through the D-ring, then fold over (allow about an inch and a half) and glue into place.
- To make sure the rings are completely secure (we don’t want any camera fatalities, you know), insert rivets. Using a rotary punch, cut a small hole through both pieces of the strap where it is folded over above the D-rings. Insert two small rivets on both sides.
- Lastly, twist your swivel hooks onto the D-rings just like you would a keychain and you're finished!
Thanks to Ashley for sharing the Sequined Camera Strap gift idea. Check out her blog Sugar & Cloth for step-by-step photos of this project.
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(Image credits: Sugar & Cloth)