MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
- Old purse strap with a swivel clasp on each end
- Vintage necklace
- Vintage brooch
- Jump ring (or other jewelry clasps as needed for your necklace style)
- Measuring tape
- Grommet tool and grommets (optional)
Figure out the desired length of your camera strap by measuring an existing strap you have on hand. If you don’t have another camera strap to measure, drape a measuring tape over your neck to estimate the length you want.
Measure the necklace and subtract its length from the total desired length of the completed camera strap. This difference will determine how much purse strap you’ll need.
Measure the purse strap from the clasp onwards and cut it to the length you calculated in step 2. Set aside whatever’s left over.
Use a grommet tool to punch a hole at the non-clasp end of the purse strap. Reinforce the hole with a small grommet. If you don’t have a grommet tool, simply pierce the purse strap with the brooch.
Use the brooch to attach the necklace to the purse strap.
Take the leftover purse strap from step 3 and cut its clasp free.
Attach the freshly cut clasp to the other end of your necklace using a jump ring and/or necklace clasp (this step will vary based on the clasp style of your necklace).
Attach the strap to your camera and enjoy.