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Cool Customiser: DIY Chain Camera Strap

In our DIY tutorial series, we share the coolest DIY style ideas from bloggers, readers and our very own staffers! Let us know if you try any of our tutorials by tweeting using the #CompanyDIY hashtag. Let the crafting commence!

By Theresa Caney
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DIY Chain Camera Strap

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One of our all-time favourite DIY bloggers Geneva has inspired us with this fab tutorial for giving your camera strap a cool-over! We carry our cameras everywhere with us for impromptu street style snapping, so we can\'t wait to try this out!

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(Check out Geneva\'s blog A Pair and A Spare for some of the most amazing fashion DIY projects out there!)

DIY Chain Camera Strap

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You will need:


- 2 metres 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 (or another industrial strength glue)

- Scissors

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

\"Cut the nylon webbing in half.\"

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

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

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

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

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

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

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

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

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

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

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

\"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.\"

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

\"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 see how it goes!\"

DIY Chain Camera Strap

DIY Chain Camera Strap diy_camera_strap

Now you\'re ready to get snapping in style! See more of Geneva\'s amazing ideas on her blog A Pair and A Spare!

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