Strangely, none of the stores I visited sold straps for my Lubitel, and as it is really necessary for this camera I thought of making myself one.
Making this strap didn’t take me more than 10 or 15 minutes. I needed:
Ribbon (I used 2 in order for it to be stronger and more colorful)
Thread and needle
First I joined both of the ribbons and sewed them in order to put them through the ring and sewing them again so they don’t fray.
It was a bit difficult for me to sew these ribbons because they kept fraying… they looked a little ugly so it occurred to me to cover them with some crystals, and furthermore, it looked prettier!
Finally I made the other side and it looked like this:
Making straps for the cameras is really easy and it can be very creative. There are many kinds. I hope that you liked this one with the little crystals. You can try with any other kind of beads or decorations.
Mitchell Wojcik is based in Brooklyn, New York. He likes "Ghostbusters, and to make whatever comes to mind and document my life as I go." He used to put a lot of thought into things, but now prefers to have fun and not think about it at all. Hmm, sounds like a perfect match for the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass!
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We all have our ways of making our cameras our own, making them do what we want, and helping us to remember how to use them. This is my take on making my Sprocket Rocket mine, with marks and hints on making it easier to use.
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