I mentioned in this post that I'm fairly enamored with my new little camera. It needed a strap so I decided to play around with some of the materials I had around. It's the kind of project you can bang out in about an hour so it would make a fun valentines gift as well.
You'll need: a scrap piece of leather at whatever length and width you would like for your camera, 2 rivets, a short length of cord (or if your camera has d rings, you can't attach the strap directly and skip the cord). You'll also need to have a hammer, a metal straight edge, a rotary cutter and letter stamping set.
Cut your leather to the desired size and sheer off a little triangle at each corner. I did this all by eye since precision isn't that important but feel free to measure.
Dampen your leather with a little water and stamp whatever phrase or word you want to mark the strap with. The water will help make the leather pick up the impression more cleanly. I picked "click." but for valentines day I think "we just click" would be kinda perfect. (I don't have one but this leather stamping set would be have been better than the one I used since it has a thicker letter outline. It's going on my wishlist.)
Fold over a small portion of each end and attach your rivet.
Thread the cord through the looped end of each end of the strap and attach to the camera using a knot.
Voila! A quick and easy way to personalize a simple camera strap for a small camera like mine.