When trawling the op shops lately (thrift/charity stores) I have been on the hunt for interesting and unusual belts. They make for unique straps on a bag, such as the one I added to my plarn bag.
Sometimes the hunt is successful. Other times not. That's half the fun of op shopping, I think.
The other day I picked up this belt for only $2. It twists on itself too easily to be used as a bag strap, but I will remove the links joining the pieces, and those leather floral circles will make fabulous embellishments for... well... something!
I just know they will come in handy one day...