Adding a new handbag strap can be a simple and affordable way to give your bag a fresh look. A chain strap is a popular choice for adding a touch of sophistication and shines to your handbag. In this blog, we'll show you how to create your custom chain strap to upgrade your bag in just a few easy steps.
Step 1: Measure the chain
Before beginning, it's crucial to determine the desired length of the chain strap, taking into account the length of the clasps and jump rings. You may use a chain plier to cut the chain to your desired length. Check out our helpful post on How to Choose the Best Bag Strap Length for more information.
Step 2: Open the jump rings
To open the jump ring, hold it with one plier and twist the other plier in the opposite direction. This will result in the jump ring opening. It is essential to open the jump ring just enough to add or remove components without causing any distortion to its shape.
Step 3: Attach the chain and clasp
Slide the chain and clasp you want to add through the open jump ring. With the pliers, twist back together the two sides of the jump ring until they meet firmly, ensuring a secure closure without leaving any gaps between the two sides. Repeat the steps to the other side of the chain.
Step 4: Test the strap
Try the strap on your bag to make sure it's the right length and fits comfortably. If it's too long, simply remove a few links from the chain and reattach the jump rings and clasp.
With these simple steps, you can create a custom chain strap for your handbag in no time! This DIY project is a great way to add a touch of personal style to your bag, and the options for customisation are endless. You can choose from a variety of chains, clasps, and jump rings to create a strap that perfectly complements your handbag. Happy crafting!