Hey guys! As I have written a few weeks ago, I still had some patent leather strap left from my Patent Leather Camera Strap. Although I still like that piece, it’s sometimes a bit impractical while taking a quick picture. So I thought ‘why not make a trimmed version of this for the wrist?’. This way, my Instax doesn’t get lost and I have it at hand whenever I need it.
And while we’re on the subject of this Instax polaroid phenomenon: How do you style your pictures? I have just started hanging them up in the hallway, but I’m rather interested what you can do with them. Do you collect them in albums? Plus, I still need to figure out how to use all the different settings to make the best photos! But, let’s get to the wrist camera strap first:
Here’s how you craft your Instax Wrist Camera Strap:
- Recycled leather cord in a colour of your choice (around 70cm)
- 1 golden hollow rivet
- 1 golden D-ring
- 1 mobile phone strap with clasp
- 1 large jump ring
- Punch pliers
- Jewellery pliers
- Super glue
Let’s get started: First, cut off a piece of patent leather of 60 cm length. Then thread your golden D-ring on the strap and glue the ends of the strap together. Now, form a loop out of the part where you glued the strap together, making sure the D-ring is inside that loop. Make that loop permanent by help of some glue.
In a next step, cut off another piece of leather of 6 cm length. By help of the punch pliers, punch a hole into the middle of that piece. Now decorate it with a golden rivet. Next, wrap that piece of leather around your larger strap and connect the ends with some glue.
Lastly, add a jump ring to the D-ring and attach the mobile phone strap. Now, if you want to connect your Instax to the camera strap, you just have to detach the mobile phone strap. Then thread the strap through the joint on your Instax and attach the clasp to the jump ring again. That’s it!
Amazing how easy this was. Now I don’t always have to wear my normal Patent Leather Camera Strap around my neck but can easily carry it around on my wrist! And I still think that this pink leather fits perfectly to the golden rivet and D-ring. Now I just need to get some new Instax film to take some more pictures! What do you think?