DIY camera strap

(click instructions to enlarge)
(outfit: lanvin wayshiners, bb dakota dress)

A camera strap has been on my wish list since I bought my Nikon, and I haven’t found “the one” just yet... so I decided it would be my next diy. I’ve been eyeing this Alexander Wang Brenda bag for a while now… and thought the strap on it would be perfect for a camera. I love it in the black snakeskin suede with the gunmetal chains… but I may make another spring inspired version in coral pink!! Hope you enjoy!!

DIY Tip:  When making this be sure that the hardware you choose for the straps fits the belt tightly to keep your camera safe and secure.  You can choose hardware that is smaller (in width) than my picture above.  Let me know if you have any questions! :)

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LoveMakesTheGirl said...

You're so creative and inventive! I love the strap; it's so functionally cool :)

raven said...

HELLA cool <3 it!

nancyftw said...

This is gorgeous! I really admire your ability to find such creative alternatives to everyday items. : )

Nicole Richie Anonymous said...

Love this. Amazing camera strap. I hate the standard one they give you when you buy your camera!xx

Tereza Anton said...

That's so glam, really good job.

Collections said...

This is one of the best diy's i've seen. Such a great idea I definitely have to do this.

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

aawesome DIT, thanks for sharing!!

<3 steffy
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whyeverythingisinteresting said...

holy crap thats genius. gotta put something less ugly than my canon strap.

ps. hot blouse
pss. i made that envelope clutch you posted a bit ago and it came out a little floppier than expected. any tips?

Anita W.

Lindsay said...

AWESOME DIY!!! My camera bag totally I am going to try this!

Thank you!

Delighted Momma

Roxy Heart said...

It looks great! Great post!

Angel Garcia said...

This is amazing! I have been looking for a new camera strap since I despise the one I have. Isn't the Brenda bag gorgeous? I have been eyeing it but not sure I want to invest that much for a camera bag. Great post..

All the best, Angel

Uncle Lee said...

Hi, love that white outfit. Real stylish and cool.
You have great taste in accessories and clothing. Wayyyyy to go!

CC said...

lindo lindo lindo, gostei imenso


Anonymous said...

awesome work! very stylish!

Lindsay said...

Alright girl I am waiting for a giveaway post ;) I would love love to enter for the camera strap! You seriously have a lovely blog so original! \

Delighted Momma

thisiswhatidwear said...

WOW you are so talented!! That is a great idea for a camera strap - I wish I had the patience to do it myself :) x


Morgan said...

This is such a great DIY, I already love your blog. The only problem is I can never find any good chain. Where do you get yours?

P.s. I have that (bb dakota?) tunic, love it!

swellmayde said...

hi morgan!! i couldn't seem to leave a comment on your blog... so i hope this answer finds you somehow. I bought the chain in the jewelry district of downtown la. hope that helps! let me know if you have any other ques!

thanks for your interest!

Ana said...

so creative, i love it :D follow me ;)

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