I had an extra strap for my working camera and decided to transform it with the bling on a roll for my “party camera” aka my Canon Rebel that goes where the working camera doesn’t. I’m absolutely smitten with the strap!
I used black acrylic paint to cover the logo and red sides (which needed to be touched up several times); Bling on a Roll (8 gems across and 3 gems across) and a hot glue gun. Hot glue is flexible and stays on top of the surface – bot important for this project.
Measure the strap and cut a piece of bling on a roll accordingly. After covering the logo and red edges with the black paint hot glue the bling to the strap starting at the point where the leather meets the strap. Then work down the strap, gluing a few inches at a time on each side.
To create the bow, cut a length of bling on a roll twice the final width you want. My bow is about 3-4 inches wide – I cut an 8 inch-ish piece. Fold the ends, meeting in the center of what will be the back. Hot glue the ends together and press them against the “front”. Then wrap with 3 across gems to give it a finished look.
Hot glue the bow onto your strap.
I feel like my sweet Rebel is ready for anything! Girls’ Night Out, a fancy dinner, a day at the zoo…
The bow is at just the right place to be visible whenI have the strap around my neck.
The strap stays flexible (no wierd rubbing or pulling on your neck or hair) and the camera stays secure. Unlike using a fabric cover, gluing the bling on the top preserves the rubber-y backing, so the strap doesn’t slip.
I love it! What will you bling?
I received a box of Bling on a Roll as part of a Bluestreet campaign for Darice crafts products. This post was not mandatory, bust since the bling on a roll ROCKS I wanted to share with you! 🙂