A few months ago I came across a post on Onward, Lulu that featured a DIY for a Dolce & Gabbana-inspired fruit charm bracelet and thought it was just the cutest thing ever. I decided to try it for myself using some dessert-shaped erasers that I bought at the dollar store, which are possibly knock-offs of a more well-known (?) brand of Japanese erasers. I am just that committed to cake and other sweet treats.
It took me a while to get around to it, but I finally made my own desserts charm bracelet this weekend. It's hilarious and silly and I love it. With the proper tools it was quite easy to make; the instructions on Onward, Lulu are thorough, but I still have a hard time wrapping headpins neatly & messed up my fingernails in the process. Good thing I haven’t bothered to put on nail polish for, oh, a month or more.
I also decided to make a quick & easy new camera strap. I have a few camera straps at this point but this camera has become such an important part of my life/prized possession that I feel compelled to accessorize it. I found this chain belt with tassels at Zara & decided instantly that it would make a great camera strap (and also a great belt). Obviously had these straps on the brain! I took off the lobster clasp it came with—although I kept it, because it would be easy enough to make into a belt again—and added new, smaller lobster clasps. I found these clasps at Michael’s, but the selection was so limited that I got silver ones and spray painted them a flat black (I already had the gold-tone jump rings). Ta-da.