Happy weekend friends! Little side note…a few were asking about the Banana Oatmeal bread…I failed to add the chocolate chips in the recipe but I have since updated it. Sorry about that:) And someone had asked about adding raisins instead…I would think that would be great too! On to a fun stylish craft today….

When I saw this leather camera strap in Country Living…I was in love. The strap that comes with most DLSR cameras is bulky and can be quite annoying to work around. I have tried in the past to make it a bit more stylish. That worked for awhile…but I really wanted something that was not quite as wide. This is really a perfect solution. I shopped around on etsy for a strap and found one here. It took about 10 days to get to me….so plan ahead ;)

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2 6inch lengths of decorative chain

2 lobster clasp

2 jump rings

leather strap from a seller on etsy

2 pairs of pliers (helps if they are needle nose)

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  1. Place a jump ring on both sides of  your camera. This is what the lobster clasp will click on to. This will also allow for you to remove the strap easily when you want to work without it.
  2. See diagram below for sequence of chain and jump rings. You will need to use the needle nose pliers to open the chain in order to make two 6-8 inch lengths for both sides. You can measure to see where the camera will hang and cut chain accordingly.
  3. Slide the jump rings on to connect the lobster clasp. Click lobster clasp onto the camera and you are done!

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This would make a great handmade gift for the photographer in your life:)

Have a great weekend friends!!


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. What a fun idea. I’d love a thinner, easier to deal with strap for my camera. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What an awesome camera strap!!!

  3. Great idea! I just bought my camera and was thinking about replacing the strap. I would love it if you shared this and/or any other photography related posts with us at Photog Show and Tell monthly link party: http://ngnrdgrl.wordpress.com/category/photog-show-and-tell/

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