Upcycle Vintage Jewelry Into a Ladylike Camera Strap (DIY Tutorial)

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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)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Grommet tool and grommets (optional)

STEP ONE

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.

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STEP TWO

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.

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STEP THREE

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.

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STEP FOUR

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.

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