Diamond Strap Anchors, 4 per pack
Diamond Strap Anchors, 4 per pack
24 in stock
Diamond Strap Anchor, pack of 4, matte black
Accommodates a strap width of 1″ (25mm)
These Diamond shaped strap achors are the quintessential accent to your bag.
Installation: These anchors are installed on your bag front or gusset exterior using the two included "ladder" style washers, and a 2" square of Decovil Heavy 526, per anchor.
You can fuse the Decovil stabilizer to the back of the area where you will attach the connector, or just use it as a backing between the material and the washers. This provides more rigidity and protects the material of the bag from any rubbing over time.
If using the included stabilizer and fusing it to your bag: straighten the prongs of the anchor and hold it against the stabilizer to mark where slits need to be cut. Use a seam ripper to push through the stabilizer and bag and slowly slide along your marked slit. Only slice just enough for the prongs to push through from the right side of the bag. Once pushed through, slide a ladder washer over the prongs and flatten the prongs away from the anchor for maximum spread. You can always bend inwards if that's your preference.
If using the stabilizer and not fusing it (maybe your material can't withstand heat), use the prongs as a template to mark the slots as above. Do the same for the back of your material, using the prongs as a template. Carefully cut the slits using the seam ripper method mentioned above. Slide the prongs through the slits from the right side of your bag, then slide the stabilizer into the prongs as if it were a washer, then slide the ladder washers into the prongs. Spread the prongs as above.
If you don't need or want to use the Decovil Stabiliser, just skip over the parts of the installation instructions where they are mentioned and jump straight to using the metal ladder washers.
Repeat 3 more times for each anchor and enjoy!
DID YOU KNOW?
MATTE BLACK FINISH
In a nutshell, the black finish is a thin coating on top of a silver coloured base metal like zinc or aluminum. It's gorgeous, but it isn't perfect. Be aware that the matte finish is more prone to showing imperfections,, and the coating in general can wear off over time. If you scratch it with something sharp, the silver underneath can become visible.
ZIPPERS AND WEBBING
They are cut by the meter (not yard)- but a meter is 39.5". I like to round up to 40" when I measure and cut your order, so you get a little more than a meter each time!
HOW MANY PRODUCTS
How many darkest bag supplies are in this shop? At the time of my July 2023 inventory count, there are 335 unique items!
THE AFA TEAM
I mostly work alone. I'm either "in the warehouse" (the basement), or "at the office" (a chair in the corner of my bedroom). Sometimes my boyfriend or my friend/neighbour will give me hand. The cats sometimes 'supurrrvise' me while I'm at the office. But for the most part, there is only one person running all aspects of the business.
Since I get asked this often, I'll add this here. (It's also mentioned in the Shipping Policy.)
Lettermail is not offered due to the lack of tracking and insurance to protect both of us.
It is also too time consuming to determine whether the product can be made flat enough to fit in a Lettermail slot that is no thicker than 2cm(1"). Then unbag the products and repackage them, and then tape them onto a piece of paper, so they are as flat as possible, and don't shift in the envelope while in transit. They then have to be padded for protection, and sothat they don't tear through the envelope. The product plus the thickness of a bubble mailer makes it too thick for Lettermail. Then I have to go out and purchase an envelope of the size required to ensure all products are taped flat, then acquire sufficient postage. Since I predominantly ship parcels and print shipping labels, I don't have all sizes of Lettermail envelopes and denominations of stamps on hand, so a trip to the post office is necessary.
ONE MORE THING
Hey - thanks for visiting my little shop today!
It exists because you are here! <3
I ordered a mishmash of zipper tape, pulls, and matte black bag hardware. I also raided the “sale” category. Every single piece was beautifully perfect! The matte black hardware is going to make stunning bags! Congratulations on you upcoming move!!