What do you think of my Arsty?

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  1. I have been on the fence about selling my artsy due to the short strap drop.
    Thanks to Dr. Spock I saw where she had removed her noe strap and placed a different one on there.
    I have a noe and didn't even think of using the strap on anything else. She helped me think outside the bag :smile:

    I attached the noe strap to my Artsy for times when I am wearing a sleeveless shirt, really hot, etc. trying to avoid cracking canvas.

    What do you think? I know the patina doesn't match but it will someday.

    Let me know if you want mod shots.

  2. Your Artsy is beautiful. I was also disappointed in how short the strap drop was. In the store when I tried it on it didn't seem like such a big deal but since Ive been carrying my Artsy for awhile now Ive noticed that it really is much too short. A couple extra inches would've made it so much more comfortable. Adding that strap is such a great idea! Please post mod shots!
  3. Wow, never would have thought of doing that! Mod shots please.
  4. Ok. Be honest.

    I will say that this is sooooo comfortable. I wear a lot of sleeveless shirts in the summer.


    I feel like I have a new bag!

    I saw bjtaylor on YouTube attach a keep all strap to her artsy. I have been looking for a new or used strap but would rather buy another preloved bag instead.
    That's when I got the idea from dr Spock and her noe strap. Boom!

    I got my noe preloved for the same price of a new keep all strap.

    I'm happy!!
  5. I'll be honest: It's pretty as an armheld bag on you, and the strap sure helps it work on the shoulder. But you're fighting the actual nature of the Artsy, and that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. If the design of a bag doesn't work for me, I don't keep it.
  6. If it works for you and makes the bag more functional then go for it!

  7. Good point. And that's why I love the artsy in the first place. But this is just another option for those hot summer months or long shopping trips.
  8. I personally don't like it, but what matters is what you like.
  9. I love it! You've just inspired me to find a strap for mine. :smile:
  10. Personally, I don't like altering the original looks of the bags. But if that's what works the best for you, go for it! :smile:
  11. I think it looks great on you and what a fabulous idea. A nice alternative for those hot summer days. Thanks for posting.
  12. Thanks for posting this. I always loved the look of artsy but was worried about the strap. Now I can put it on my wish list!
  13. I like to keep the original look of my bags... The way it's meant to be.

    Artsy is beautiful clutched in your arm, and designed not as a shoulder bag even with that beautiful braided strap.

    Personally, I have seen people wear my favorite bag, Pallas, as a cross body bag by buying a extra long strap. I have a strong dislike for it because I believe that the Pallas isn't designed for a cross body.
  14. I like the look of the artsy without the strap. I would also be afraid the strap would damage the bag..
  15. Now, while I don't personally like it...I wouldn't do it with the Artsy, I do have a strap I've added to my Speedy so I can carry it on my shoulder. I'm sure people don't like what I've done. If it works for you, go for it!