Monday, 28 July 2014

Design and Create your own Leather Camera Strap Workshop - with Elizabeth Dunn

Last week I was invited to attend Elizabeth Dunn's design and create your own leather camera strap workshop. My DSLR (Lola-Rae yes I name my camera!) comes with me every where and if I'm honest I am not a huge fan of the standard Nikon camera strap and had always planned to buy a new one, so when the opportunity to create my own camera strap at the studio of Elizabeth Dunn an amazing leather footwear and accessories Designer I was so excited.I arrived at Studio 310 a short walk from Holborn with style blogger friends Nat from Style me Sunday and Katy from Modern Mummy, we were met by Elizabeth Dunn who instantly made me feel welcomed, the studio itself was situated in a stunning cobbled courtyard and oozed character. I loved that the minute you walked in you felt like beautiful pieces had been lovingly created right here.

Elizabeth Dunn had laid out all of her beautiful amazing quality leathers for us to choose from, I was like a child in a toy shop, picking, oohing and stroking the high quality leathers. Before I went I thought I would go for something bright, turquoise or mustard but Elizabeth suggested that less was more, I knew I wanted bold and detailed studding so opted for super soft black bulls hide leather for the main neck strap with cream detailing. When it came to choosing the studs I was instantly drawn to a pair of vintage style eagle heads, the detail on them was perfect.Elizabeth then explained step by step how to create our camera strap, she was so professional, patient and the whole time I felt completely at ease. I then got to work tracing, cutting, studding and stamping my leather, Elizabeth was always there helping when I needed it.

I am so pleased with my leather camera strap and have been parading around with it like its a necklace, I love it! I'm looking forward to it getting a bit older as the high quality leather will only look better with age.

Katy, Myself and Nat with our finished leather camera straps.

I have never done a workshop before but I absolutely loved it, I loved learning new skills and then walking away with a leather camera strap that I adore and created myself. 

Elizabeth Dunn offers handmade camera straps from £85 on her Website, to discuss a bespoke camera strap or to attend a workshops Click Here.

Disclosure - I attended the workshop free of charge in exchange for this review. All opinions and photography are my own


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