Chain Mail

Published: 03rd February 2014 10:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2014 10:29 AM   |  A+A-

With everyone taking to photography and every second person owning a DSLT or DSLR, there isn’t much novelty left to it. Hold your own among the crowd by adding your unique touch to the camera and incorporate a chain strap to the apparatus

What you need

n 2 m of strong but lightweight bronze chain

n 2 sliplock buckles

n 50 cm of strong nylon webbing

n Strong glue

n Scissors

What to do

n Cut the nylon webbing in half.

n Slide one end of the nylon webbing through the camera strap holder on the camera

n On the outer lower half of the nylon webbing, thread one of the sliplock buckles

n Fold the chain in half and slide the two loose ends onto the nylon webbing.

n Double the nylon webbing over and pass back through the sliplock buckle.

n Thread the other loose end through the sliplock buckle and reinforce both ends with glue.

n Press down to dry and feel free to reinforce the glue with some hand stitches through the webbing.

n Repeat this process for the other end of the strap.

n Add more nylon webbing to reinforce the strap and wrap a piece of leather around the area of chain which sits on the shoulder.

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