I got a hand me down camera from a friend (albeit the best hand me down ever!) and had no camera strap to lug it around. I asked around about handmade camera straps and suddenly it came to me...a tie! So without further ado here is my swanky skinny tie camera strap!
Close-up of hardware
Just a square on the sewing machine to hold it together about half-way between the fold and ends of the tie.
Crappy action shot. Hey! I only have one nice camera right now x.x
The strap is reversible allowing you to purposely let the tie ends hang down or attempt to tuck them under (which doesn't work as well as planned). I bought my tie at http://www.solidcolorneckties.com
and the D rings are from http://www.cdwplus.com
! The lanyard hooks are just from Michaels*. There are things I would probably change if I made another one but I definately love it's uniqueness and I get lots of comments!
*Story about buying them* I went in Michaels specifically looking for these for my strap. After looking in the lanyard aisle and the jewelry aisle with no luck I asked the closest employee "Do you guys have lanyard hooks?" She gave me the most blank look and said "Umm...what do they look like?" Now I dunno if you've ever had to EXPLAIN the details of a lanyard hook but it's kinda hard. You just sort of expect people to know what it is...especially somebody in their 20s working at Michaels! She ended up asking another girl who said "Oh yeah we have those!" and led me right to the lanyard aisle where I had overlooked them.