DIY CHAIN CAMERA STRAP

These days we seem to carry our cameras as much as our handbags, so there’s no reason why yours shouldn’t look great whilst hanging from your shoulder. A chain shoulder strap is so easy to make and almost feels like you’re wearing amazing jewelry while you snap away. Read on to see how to make one yourself.
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You need:
- 2 m of strong but lightweight bronze chain (you don’t want to double the weight of your camera!)
- 2 sliplock buckles (I used the ones that came on my nikon strap)
- 50cm of strong nylon webbing
- E6000 glue
- Scissors

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How to:
1. Cut the nylon webbing in half.

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2. Slide one end of the nylon webbing through the camera strap holder on the camera.

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3. On the outer lower half of the nylon webbing, thread one of the sliplock buckles

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4. Fold the chain in half and slide the two loose ends onto the nylon webbing.

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5. Double the nylon webbing over and pass back through the sliplock buckle.

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6. Thread the other loose end through the sliplock buckle and reinforce both ends with E6000 glue.

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7. Press down to dry and feel free to reinforce the glue with some hand stitches through the webbing. Finally, repeat this process for the other end of the strap.

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If you are concerned about the chain breaking or any other mishaps, add another strap of nylon webbing for reinforcement, attached directly onto the camera’s strap holders, and weave though the chain for a decorative look. Worried that the chain might pinch your shoulder? You can also wrap and glue some leather around the shoulder section. Fortunately mine isn’t too uncomfortable, but might be annoying if I put a huge lens on – I’ll let you know!
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Wearing: DIY Lace Shorts (kinda like these), Khaki Vest from Hong Kong, Steve Madden Leopard Print Loafers